A Monument of Compassion: A Reminder of Entering of Gospel in the Yapen Islands

goodmorningpapua.com – A Compassion Monument or Mokas in the form of a 33-meter-high Jesus statue located in Tanjung Abori, Serui Laut has become a religious icon in the Yapen Islands Regency, Papua.

This was marked by the inauguration of Mokas worth IDR 6 billion by the Regent of Yapen Tonny Tesar and Pastor Jhon Bunay which coincided with the Commemoration of the 167th Gospel Preaching Day on Saturday 5 February 2022.

A Regent Tonny Tesar in his speech reminded the public not to make the Monument of Compassion as an object of idols, but as a reminder of the entering of the gospel in the Yapen Islands.

“I am greatly proud and grateful for the support from the people of Serui Laut and its surroundings, (because) without a penny they asked for compensation for the land built by the Love Monument,” he said.

Tony also hopes that the Commemoration of the Gospel from time to time will bring many changes and progress in the spiritual field that continues to bring light in life.

“We must not forget the struggle of the first missionaries in Mansinam to several islands in Papua by bringing the Gospel message and the salvation taught by Jesus Christ,” he said.

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