WHEN Pastor Joseph Kingal from Papua New Guinea is out of his beloved country preaching or attending conferences like in Beijing this week (Wed 4th to Fri 6th Feb, 2009), he is not only addressing his audience strictly inline with the purpose of the gathering but firstly conveys his beloved country with 5.6 million people’s warm greetings.
This is exactly what happened in the Beijing International Students Christmas Winter Conference on Wednesday Feb 4th when he was speaking to an audience of foreign students and workers from over 40 nationalities in China.
Pastor Kingal told an enthusiastic audience that Papua New Guinea is not a country in the African continent or in East and South Asia but in the South Pacific, just above Australia sharing the land boarder with Indonesia.
The Pastor gave an example when he was preaching in the United States of America that he was mistaken for a Bahamas.
Pastor Kingal who spoke highly of his country said that many people who know Australia can clearly locate Papua New Guinea and should not relate Papua New Guinea to the Guinea’s in Africa.
The Pastor travels many countries including Russia, Australia, USA under his Joseph Kingal Evangelistic Ministries and this year is his second time to come to China.
His first time was in 2007 to Shengyang, China for the summer international students conference.
Pastor Kingals' message is timely given that many do not know where Papua New Guinea is located on the world map.
In his first evening message on Wednesday 4th, Pastor Kingal spoke on the topic of “Love and Forgiveness” under the conference theme, "Living the Power of Love".
Note. The writer is currently attending this conference and will update this blog. For those in Papua New Guinea can tune into Wantok Radio Light for updates. An overall summary of the conference will be published on Sunday Chronicle Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 and Sunday Feb 15, 2009.