CWM has received the very sad news of the sudden death of Mr Biango Buia. Biango died peacefully in the early hours of 6 June, 2020, while still in active service as Acting Assembly Secretary of the United Church of Papua New Guinea (UCPNG).
Mr. Biango Buia was a devoted supporter of CWM, who served as a member of the Council (then Trustee Body) and as Moderator of the Pacific region. He served CWM with the best of his skills and passion and we are the better for having had him as part of the team that navigated the journey on which we currently are. Biango was very passionate about the work of CWM, ever ready to speak of the sense of privilege and responsibility he felt for being part of this family; and of his desire and commitment to see the mission understanding of CWM find expression in the UCPNG.
The entire CWM family pays tribute to this good and faithful servant of God and of the Church. We offer our heart-felt condolences and assurance of our prayers to his family and the UCPNG in this time of loss and bereavement. We pray that the faith by which Biango lived and the causes of justice he defended, will live on in the lives and action of those he influenced during his lifetime.
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them (Rev 14: 13, NRSV).