The staff and students of BCCS were thrilled to hear of the official opening of the Lumusa bridge after various fundraising events managed to raise over $12,000 which more than covered rebuilding costs.

At the Opening Ceremony held in the last week of August, Ray Bartell, the education officer at Baptist Union of PNG was quoted in the PNG Post Courier as saying “God saw the cry in the hearts of these disadvantaged Lumusa people and touched the hearts of small children of Berowra Christian Community School in Sydney to do some fundraising to build the bridge. These students in Sydney collected K27,000 ($12,000AUD) and sent it to BUPNG so the bridge could be built .’ Messages reached us that the people were witnessed “jumping up and down wailing with tears showing their delight at once again seeing vehicles come to their district “ allowing vital school materials and equipment to the school site and access for the people to get to the markets to buy essential items. Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our school and our brothers and sisters in PNG.