Monday, May 11, 2009


Wantok Radio Light (WRL) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) does not only involve in dominating the airwaves with the Word of God, but it also feels a sense of responsibility to reach out for the Lord. WRL recognizes that all of us may not called to become pastors but we all (regardless of our statures) are called into the Great Commission.

WRL took a time out during the Mother's Day on 10th May to visit a prison in PNG. This is investing in a worthy cause and we all applaud and give Lord the glory for that.

Below is the story written by Ms Georgina Tumu, the News Editor of the Wantok Radio Light PNG.

Caption: Women Inmates of Bomana prison camp showing their gifts Wantok Radio Light presented on Sunday during the Mother's Day. Far left: Ps Agnes from PNG Bible Society who visits the women inmates once a month. Picture and caption by Georgina Tumu


Mother's Day celebration on Sunday was different for the Women inmates at the Bomana prison camp in Port Moresby. The women inmates were able to send their greetings to their mother's through the airwaves. A live coverage by Wantok Radio Light was carried out featuring items, testimonies and the sharing of the Word of God by Wantok Radio Light's staff, Pastor Jack Edwards on the value of a women found in Proverbs 31: 10 – 31.

They were served with food and gifts and a special Mother's Day cake from the Wantok Radio Light ministry.

The Mother's Day celebration was very emotional as many mothers who were locked behind bars, for the first time felt loved especially on this special Mother's Day. Many couldn't hold back the tears welling from their eye's as they listen to the Word of God. Bomana Senior Inspector Agnes Kunjil along with several CIS staff were present yesterday to witness the Mother's Day celebration program. Inspector Kunjil thanked Wantok Radio Light for the timely visit.

The Staff of the Wantok Radio Light pose for a photo during the WRL anniversary

Meanwhile, an appeal was launched yesterday to raise funds for the Bomana women inmates for a new set of musical instrument for their prison fellowship. Money raised so far has reached a total of K2, 670. Friends, supporters, and fans of Wantok Radio Light are asked to call the station on 326 29933 or 326 1061 to pledge any amount towards the purchase of the Bomana Women Prison Fellowship – Musical instrument.