Children’s Christian Helper Series 1-5

Children’s Christian Helper Series 1-5, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982

In 1973 I was commissioned to write a series of thirty short biographies of key Christian figures through history. It was intended to support a new Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education to be used in schools across Papua New Guinea, with the contributions and endorsement of the major denominations. The booklets were to be brief and suitable for children and youth during Primary School education and included characters from early saints, founders of branches of Christianity and key local  ‘heroes’ of each of the contributing denominations. Although the thirty stories were researched and written, in time a combination of difficulty in agreeing to content in the syllabus and government financial constraints mean that the  whole project was shelved as first planned. Several years later in 1982, ten of the short biographies were published in a simple version in five little booklets as a private project by United Church in PNG.

Mrs William (Lilly) Bromilow; Mary Slessor: To Rot of New Britain; Ruatoka; Kwegyir Aggrey of Africa; George Washington Carver; Alphonse Schaeffer; Copland King; Sune of Telefomin; Elliot Elijah.

The People’s Mother – Mrs William (Lilly) Bromilow

Helper for Little Children – Mary Slessor

He died for his faith – To Rot of New Britain

The brown man who brought the good news to Papua New Guinea – Ruatoka

A brave man – Sune of Telefomin.

He helped another tribe – Elliot Elijah.

Children’s Christian Helpers Series 1: Mrs William (Lilly) Bromilow; Mary Slessor, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982
Children’s Christian Helpers Series 2: To Rot of New Britain; Ruatoka, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982
Children’s Christian Helpers Series 3: Kwegyir Aggrey of Africa; George Washington Carver, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982
Children’s Christian Helpers Series 4: Alphonse Schaeffer; Copland King, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982
Children’s Christian Helpers Series 5: Sune of Telefomin; Elliot Elijah, Toksave Buk, Christian Education and Communication Centre, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1982
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