Around the region

Issue #41

editorial

God has been doing amazing things in WEC branches in the Oceania region in recent years. Several branches have gone from receiving missionaries to sending them out as well. With 65% of Fiji’s population identifying as Christian, WEC Fiji has been sending workers for many years. When they returned to Fiji from service in Africa, Eliki and Lavinia became the Fiji Branch Leaders. They soon discovered that other Melanesian island nations, particularly Vanuatu, wanted to send out their own workers but lacked the resources. This led to a partnership agreement between WEC and the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu whereby the church’s workers are trained and sent through WEC. WEC Fiji became WEC Pasifika. In this edition read what is happening in this area and in our other neighbours, East Timor and Indonesia. Is there a role for Australians in these countries? Yes. Check out the opportunities on the back cover.

Denise Rhodes, Editor

The pacific islands and beyond

Mission in, to, and from the Pacific Islands is arguably at its most exciting stage since the early dispersion of the gospel there over 200 years ago. Back then the gospel was spread largely by the commitment of enthusiastic Island believers, not just to their own people, but to neighbouring nations, where there was often rejection and hostility towards those bringing the good news.

articles

The Pacific Islands and beyond

Mission in, to, and from the Pacific Islands is arguably at its most exciting…

Partnering with churches to reach the…

Sending WEC Indonesia (SWI) sent its first Christian workers to West Africa in…

Nothing is impossible in the Islands

I arrived in Indonesia 32 years ago with the vision of introducing world…

A needy neighbour

WEC has been working in East Timor for many years, but for a long time there…

STOMPing in India

Mission accomplished! The awesome foursome returned from the melting pot of…

STOMP: What's it about?

In the last 18 months, WEC Australia’s Mobilisation Team has been redeveloping…

A ministry to the marginalised

Having travelled 3,855 kilometres from Darwin to Launceston and located the…