The Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena is impressed with Solomon Islands pilgrims participating in the International Prayer and Cultural Festival here in the Queensland City of Bundaberg.

Around 200 local pilgrims from South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) communities join their fellow Melanesian Christians from PNG, Vanuatu, Australian Aborigines and descendants of South Sea Islanders in Queensland to participate in the Festival.
Sir Nathaniel was invited to deliver the key note address as the guest of honor of the weeklong event.

The Governor General said he is impressed with the active participation and leadership role of the local pilgrims.

The group will be engaged in a number of public rallies and display cultural dances in various locations in Bundaberg city.

Sir Nathaniel is happy with the good number of youths involved in these spiritual activities. "The involvement of youths in religion is an important tool to positively shape the lives of our young population."

"I'm very pleased with our young pilgrims for giving up their lives for the gospel," he said.

The prayer festival will close this Sunday.