goodmorningpapua.com – The evangelism in Papua began with the arrival of Ottow and Gaissler on February 5, 1855 on Mansinam Island, which has become a milestone in the history of spreading the Gospel in Papua. Ten decades later, Don Richardson joined the mission of evangelizing the Sawi tribe in Merauke. The spirit and real work of these Gospel heroes will continue to be remembered and continue to have an impact to this day.
One of the success factors for the mission of the Gospel in Papua was the awareness of the leaders at that time that humans, as God’s most noble creation, had the same position before God. This view of equality has become a strong motivation for gospel figures to preach the gospel in Papua.
One of the participants in the parade, Mr. Lukas Yensenem, said that humans have equality which is starting to be eroded little by little, for example in matters of equality, humanity, justice, and the protection of minority groups.
“In fact, freedom of expression has also been in the spotlight recently. Even though freedom of expression is guaranteed by the constitution, of course there are limits, namely not degrading human dignity such as slander, hoaxes, and discriminating against ethnicity, religion and acting racism.
And he continued that every religion teaches harmony and goodness. To be able to be kind, balanced without discriminating, we should avoid an inclusive attitude in the life of the nation and state,” explained Mr. Lukas Yensenem.