Join us for the 11am Tuesday 27th April 2021 Memorial Service at Yarralumla Uniting Church ACT
7.3.1928 – 21.4.2021
It is with deep sorrow that the Lawton family announces the death of their beloved Rev. Dr. Ralph Stanley Lawton.
A TRIBUTE FROM KIRIWINA – RALPH’S LEGACY LIVES ON
Ralph’s legacy will live on in the lives of the people of Kiriwina from generation to generation. As long as the Kiriwina bible, the hymn book and the Kiriwina dictionary are used by the people of Kiriwina, “Ralph’s legacy lives on forever”.Toks Bwaina – In-Country Manager, Caring for Kiriwina
Ralph served god with commitment, dedication and faith. Just as god called David ‘as man after his own heart” so as Ralph. Ralph was obedient, humbled and faithful to the call of god. He served god with distinction and loyalty.
“WHAT A GREAT LIFE AND A GREAT MAN”
There will be dual country Memorial services held in unison:
Australia: 11am Tuesday 27th April, Yarralumla Uniting Church Denham St Yarralumla Canberra
Kiriwina: 11am Tuesday 27th April, Oyabia Uniting Church Mission Station conducted by the Bishop of the Papuan Islands Region – Rev Ledimo.
The pregnancy rate on Kiriwina in the first quarter of 2021 has doubled compared to the last quarter of 2020 as reported by sister Linnesse of Losuia Health Centre. The high rate of pregnancy is also confirmed by the Village Birth Attendants (VBA’s) from various circuits of Kiriwina. According to Linnese of Losuia Health Centre, the Losuia Health Centre had run out of family planning birth control measures, resulting in a high rate of pregnancies. The Losuia Health Centre is in desperate need of family planning control methods and measures. Also, the Losuia Health Centre is short of basic drugs and medical supplies and is in need of such supplies.
Due to the high rate of pregnancy, the Losuia Health Centre and Kiriwina VBA’s are requesting more birthing kits, hand gloves, face masks, soap, touches, buckets, umbrellas, touches or lanterns, and batteries to assist them to attend to deliveries during day and night.
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