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
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 and Samuel care for the needs at Natanara. Pastor Zachy has started two churches in nearby Fanafo and divides his time between these churches.
Tad and Marna just recently returned from a several month trip to Vanuatu in which they had opportunity to encourage the brothers and sisters there and further establish the work.
- Praise the Lord that the Nivan pastors are doing well in teaching the word and building up the believers there.
- Praise the Lord that there are more opportunities for outreach and Bible teaching to other unreached peoples and islands.
- Pray for wisdom for how to best provide for the work at this stage of the mission.