By December 2020, the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, in order to ensure its future and find locally material and financial support for its works of evangelization and human development, has taken significant steps to localize the Church. We the member of the committee have lived and promoted being disciples of Jesus and lived the life of Jesus by being his friends, trusting God the Father, caring for others and creation, and committing fully to the work of evangelization. This has been achieved through gradual and on-going awareness at all levels and through programming well the activities towards self reliance.
Despite past efforts at self-reliance financially the diocese still depends too much on donations from overseas. We are still struggling in informing well the people about the cost for the running of the diocese. The Diocesan Finance Committee and most Parish Finance Committees are not functioning well. The Diocesan Self-Reliance Committee has not been formed as planned. As we are establishing the Church in new areas in the Province our costs are increasing without the necessary funding being available.
The Diocese is self-reliant and financially strong as we are aware of the funds needed for the Church to continue its work of evangelization and human development. The people are more generous in the Sunday collections. The Diocesan Self-Reliance Committee is functioning well, conducting awareness and raising funds throughout the diocese. The business aspect (side, venture) of the diocese is functioning and well organized. The Diocesan Finance Committee and the Parish Finance Committees are performing in a good way through cooperation and communication.
Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and plan steps to support all the "FRIENDS OF JESUS" in the diocese.
Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and "TRUST" that our efforts towards self-reliance will bear fruits.
Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and see self-reliance as a means to "CARE" for all our people.
Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and "COMMIT" ourselves to financial self-reliance.
By December 2020, we, the supervisor and the workers at Reyenai Eaglewood Plantation have discovered the demands of faith and allowed the life and teachings of Jesus to touch our hearts and follow him as faithful disciples. This has strengthened us to provide service of quality for the Church of Daru-Kiunga Diocese. This has been achieved through the activities programmed with dialogue and in collaboration and building of good relationships.
Reyenai Eaglewood plantation is challenging; there is a need to keep the grass low for the trees to grow well and be healthy. Outsiders are seeking pieces of land to make gardens. Workers of different denominations find it hard to adapt to the Catholic faith and its practices.
Reyenai Eaglewood Plantation contributes richly to the self-reliance of the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga. The supervisor and the workers are committed to develop their faith and apply it in their daily lives, and to give full and honest service to the Diocese. The staff and workers live and follow the way of Jesus by becoming his friends, trusting God the Father, caring for others and creation and fully committing themselves to their work.
Objective: At Reyenai Plantation we make efforts to "BEFRIEND" Jesus and have "FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS" among ourselves.
Objective: Like Jesus we fully "TRUST" God the Father.
Objective: We learn from Jesus how to "CARE" for one another and for nature.
Objective: by "COMMITTING" ourselves to follow Jesus we become true witnesses to our faith.
By December 2020, we the staff, students and friends of Emmaus Farm will have lived and discovered the demands of Faith through the Life and Teachings of Jesus as we live to follow his ways, relating to others and nature in a new way as his disciples. We have become witnesses to our Faith and disciples of Jesus through our planned and programmed activities.
The Farm has developed in many areas, with ongoing development to become financially sustainable. Since its beginning in 2010, until now we have been too much dependent on donor agencies for both the staff salaries, student rations and the running of the farm. Yearly we accept 20 non-school leavers from many places in the Western Province. Only a few students come from the parishes. Since the Farm is a private institution, there is no recognized syllabus for skills and spiritual development for the trainees. The rice farming is on trial basis in a process towards improvement and better management of the plantation, seed collection and raising of seedlings at the nursery. Recruiting of staff for Emmaus Farm could be from people trained and experienced in the agricultural field for the development of the Farm and its products. Some girls have been enrolled for the first time.
The Farm promotes capacity building and becomes self-reliant, contributing financially to the Diocese. The Farm trains 20 non-school leavers which might be influenced by anti-social activities, giving second chance of education in the field of Agriculture so they may further their education to colleges or find employment. Improve rice cultivation, mill and sell at the Farm, manage eaglewood plantation, be a seed distributor to eaglewood farmers.
Objective: We live our faith by following the way of Jesus, as we promote the value of "FRIENDSHIP".
Objective: We live our faith by relating to God in a new way and we become more "TRUSTFUL".
Objective: We live our faith by relating to others and nature in a new way and become more "CARING".
Objective: We promote the value of "COMMITMENT" as we live as witnesses of Christ.