Vanuatu: Over the years, many Work & Witness (W&W) teams have come from around the world to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to participate in various Kingdom projects. Projects that have included construction, evangelism, medical ministry and so much more.
Nazarene churches and communities in PNG are truly grateful for the blessings that God has poured out on them through the generosity and efforts of these teams of brothers and sisters in Christ.
And now they recognize that God is inviting them to pass on the blessing of ‘foreign mission’ engagement! Papua New Guinea celebrated an important milestone as they sent out their very first International Work & Witness team to Vanuatu last month! From the end of March until the second week of April, the PNG Chimbu/Eastern Highlands W&W Team raised their airfare and traveled to Vanuatu to work on the District Center project.
In preparing to go, the Chimbu Eastern Highlands District raised over 50,000 Kina ($15,762 USD) to launch this vital project. These funds alone, represent sacrifice truly on miraculous levels. The team was led by Mundi Dama, with the help of Melanesia-South Pacific (MSP) W&W Coordinator Adam Peterson. Peter Isaac from Vanuatu was in charge of overseeing the project in the area where he serves as District Superintendent.
“This is worth celebrating,” exclaimed Harmon Schmelzenbach, MSP Field Strategy Coordinator. This is what we’ve been praying for… and God has been faithful to respond to the hearts and the efforts of this great Work &Witness team of Nazarenes from Chimbu Eastern Highlands!”
PNG Chimbu W&W Team’s sacrifice to do mission work in Vanuatu is a living testimony that we are never alone, that all of us are part of a great family of God. God has sent an army of warriors in the spiritual battle in Vanuatu, through the W&W team.
“We are excited to see Papua New Guinean Nazarenes moving upward and outward like never before as they continue to advance into strong Kingdom leadership, reflecting the heart of Christ and partnering with God for His glory and the expansion of His Kingdom!”- Harmon Schmelzenbach, Melanesia-South Pacific Field Strategy Coordinator
PNG Chimbu W&W Team is just the start of this next level of mission involvement! May Papua New Guinea be able to send many more teams like this, in the future, to help their fellow Nazarene brothers and sisters all over the world. May God continue to bless them as they in turn are a blessing to others.