Melanesian Brotherhood: Urban Evangelism
Diocese of Port Moresby
|Melanesian Brothers singing. Photo: Brad Chapman/ABM 2007|
This project needs $2,750 in 2013.
(Project Code PG014PG)
A Household of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Diocese of Port Moresby have been engaged in Christian drama this year. They have made musical instruments to form a ‘bamboo band’. Racks of large cut bamboos roped together and struck by old trainers make the drums and narrow short bamboos make ‘pan pipes’. They play music to attract an audience for their gospel dramas in the public markets. They have been performing around the capital, and they’ve pulled crowds wherever they’ve performed. Their dramatic work draws on the tradition of ‘mystery plays’ that were popular in England towards the end of the Middle Ages. Their witness reminds people of the right way to live.
The Brothers would like to continue their work for another year and extend it into schools. It has been successful so far because the music and drama evangelism has been a priority for their activities and a brother has been appointed to oversee it.
Your support helps in a number of ways:
- The Brothers’ ministry will continue to reach beyond the Church community;
- they will challenge young people with their message;
- the Brothers will develop their music and drama skills;
- and as the Brothers get new postings by the Head Brother every three years, this will be a contribution to capacity building that will benefit other Brothers over time.
This is a Church to Church Project; it relies exclusively on donations from Australian Anglicans.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Melanesian Brotherhood:Diocese of Port Moresby from the full project list.
Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.