About a thousand youths of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church from Guadalcanal and Honiara converged at Malamala village, south Guadalcanal to celebrate a youth centenary.
The ceremony was held as part of the 100 years celebration of the arrival of the Seventh Day Adventist church on Guadalcanal.
A youth leader Jerolie Belabule said the youths reached Malamala village by foot, and walked the paths the pioneers have walked to bring the gospel to the inlands of Guadalcanal.
Belabule said others travelled by ship to the camp site.
She said the camp site is historical because it was where the Adventist pioneer, Pr Jugha and his wife Velakido went ashore at the invitation of Jackson Sua, an elder, to start the mission of the church some 88 years ago.
“The youths visited most of the pioneers remaining shelter sites, and participated in community service programs in a number of communities along the coast and participated in pathfinder activities.
“They also involve in a festival of worship, health programs and vital sessions while engaging in discovering the historical Guadalcanal charter of SDA church arrival to on Guadalcanal in July 1926.”
Guest speakers Pr Wilfred Liligeto and retired pastor Martin Losi encouraged the youths to commit their lives to living godly lives as well as empowered youths to be world changers by leading people to Christ.
Belabule highlighted the camp program helped the youths to be committed to their work.
“Malamala camp executive acknowledged the program was a success with the help of SDA local churches on Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands Mission in Honiara.”
By TRIXIE CARTER