The Wesleyan Church of Papua New Guinea celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2011, in recognition of Kingsley Ridgway and Walter Hotchkin bringing the gospel to Mogoro Fugwa in the Southern Highlands of PNG in August 1961. A team of eighteen Australians went to Mt. Hagen to join in the official celebrations. Seventeen of the team members then stayed on to attend local celebrations at the original Fugwa site.
Pioneer with a Passion has been updated and reprinted. The first copies were couriered from the printers in time for presentation at the Papua New Guinea 50th anniversary in Mt. Hagen. The remainder of the books will be available from the national office within a few weeks. Pioneer with a Passion was first published in 1996 for the 50th anniversary of the Australian church, so it is quite fitting that the second edition coincides with the PNG celebration.