YWAM Ships Welcomes Bougainville President Momis in PNG
The Kona-based m/v YWAM Liberty is currently in Buka, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to deliver critical supplies to families in need.
Bougainville President John Momis, alongside First Lady Elizabeth Momis, toured the ship.
“It is a rare privilege to come onboard the m/v YWAM LIBERTY, and to witness what it is that we are called upon to do: to transform lives, to transform the society in which we find ourselves,” President Momis said.
President Momis had been monitoring YWAM Ships’ activities for years in other provinces around PNG and is very pleased that the vessel finally reached Bougainville. He also committed to ensure that YWAM Ships Kona’s six months in Bougainville would make a difference and pledged to work closely together.
“We are very happy about this model of what we need to implement across our land. Thinking outside the box like this brings peace, justice and human solidarity,” Momis explained.
The m/v YWAM LIBERTY has 24 more hours before heading out to sea toward the first isolated atoll of Bougainville. Over the next six months, most of the expected 300 volunteers will come from Hawai‘i.
Over the last two years, YWAM Ships Kona has delivered 130,000 services to 248 villages in some of the most isolated islands of Papua New Guinea. More than 895 volunteers have provided services including eye surgeries, dental care, primary health care, malaria and TB testing, water development and immunizations.