And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:2
The Islands of Vanuatu
- Tad and Marna Slaughter
- Joel, Amy and John Slaughter
The Islands of Vanuatu are located west of Fiji in the South Pacific. In the late 1800’s the first missionaries came to these fierce cannibalistic islands. In an amazingly brief space of time, many became Christians. Entire populations of some of the islands came to Christ. In spite of this, there are few who teach through the Bible today. Due to this lack of teaching, the people of Vanuatu hunger for Scripture and there are many opportunities for sharing the Word with people. Our desire is to assist people in knowing and loving Jesus more as a result of learning who He is through the study of His Word. Several of the Ni-Vanuatu men have risen up to help us shepherd several churches. Pastors Floyd, Steve, and Bradley care for the needs at Natanara. Pastor Zachy has started two churches in nearby Fanafo and divides his time between these churches.
The Lord has been adding to and blessing the church here, for which we are thankful. We are also thankful for the Lord’s constant provision of everything we need - wisdom, direction, and daily necessities. Please pray that the Lord would provide safe transportation for the new people who have begun to attend the fellowship, and that the people coming to church would truly comprehend God’s grace and mercy in their lives. Pray for discernment that we would know which of the open doors the Lord has for us since there are so many possibilities. We would also appreciate prayer for the pastors who are caring for the fellowships while we are here in the States.