Written by Min Tobitt
During July, the students of the Christian Outreach College (pictured} competed against 284 students in the Fiji Student Convention in Suva the capitol of Fiji and were very successful. The next step for approximately 15-20 of these students is to start fundraising so they can participate at the 2018 South Pacific Student Convention being held at Colloroy in Sydney where they will compete against schools in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and other South Pacific nations..
The students competed in a variety of areas such as drama, sports, and music and they were so excited at their success as they took home 240 ribbons for first to third places and 4 overall trophies – female sports, male platform, instrumental music and Scripture recitation. The lass who won the Scripture trophy memorised and recited the book of Proverbs, chapter by chapter and the book of John. How’s that for an amazing effort.
Pastor Lucy Waqairagata attributed their great results to “their trust and reliance on God, consistency in training, their teachable spirits, the hard work of the staff and alumni students who helped in training and the great support from their families.”
The College exemplifies the value of Christian education in producing fine young Christian men and women. Several other INC churches around the South Pacific are now involved in building schools based on a Christian foundation and attendance at these schools are in demand.
Schools in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea
If you would like to give to the work of INC South Pacific please use the following details:
- BSB: 704 024
- A/C No: 010000348