Balasuna Graduation 2019

On September 8, 2019 another successful year of teaching and ministry came to a close with the Graduation of this year’s class from the Ministry School at Balasuna, Solomon Islands.

We wish every success to these students as they return to their individual homes and churches, and look forward to hearing stories of how they have impacted their local areas for God’s Kingdom.

We thank everyone who has been involved in the students training; lecturers, local staff, communities and donors.

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Tonga, National Conference, 2019

In late June 2019, Tonga held its INC National Conference. This year the conference hosted three international speakers, Ps Augustine Ahio from Australia ,Ps Maurice Ritchie from New Zealand, Ps Jerry Verani from Fiji.

From back to fron: Pastors Peni and Maata Mafi, Tonga; Pastor Jerry Varani, Fiji and Pastor Augustine and Janet Ahio and son, Australia.

The Conference was themed “Abundance”, and from the photoes and videos we have seen, there certainly was abundance…. preaching, teaching, ministry, laughter, worship fellowship and family love.

Great work Christian Outreach Centre INC Tonga. Your work has been excellent and the resuts will bring in a rich harvest for God’s Kingdom. Thanks to everyone who helped, to the guests speakers who travelled and worked, to the organisers and attendees. Thank God for making it all come together in such a spectacular way.


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Balasuna Students, 2019

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Pictured are the current year’s intake of students… from across the Solomon Islands and some from Papua New Guinea. Each of them eager to learn God’s word and ways in the six months of study available to them. They also learn to support each other, minister to each other and out to the communities and peoples around them… not an easy task when cultural differences, language learning, study, group activities and a whole different way of life is thrown into the mix!

Ps Rodney Garner supplied this photo, (thanks Rodney) on his very recent trip to the School…. His facebook post says it all ..

 “What can I say but, it is always a pleasure and an honour to serve in the Solomon’s with Pastors Leonard and Elizabeth Letana, the students are a great bunch, loving God, learning His ways and Holy Spirit was here with us! The atmosphere was electric and on fire!
And after all this time the vision lives on and is continually fulfilled in those who give their lives to it. Seeing His purpose outworked in the most amazing ways, even still today in those who carried the original vision.
God is so good!”   

Thanks Rodney for your part in the commitment to seeing the job done, and to the students themselves. Thanks to all who support this valuable work.

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Changes in the Admin Teams

In the last few months we have seen a few changes across the nations. In Vanuatu, and in Fiji we have a new National Executive teams. We have also seen changes in administration in the INC South Pacific Missions office with the arrival, training and placement of a new Administration officer. We would like to welcome and encourage all of these people into and within their new roles; looking forward to what they will do within their nations and for the South Pacific in general.

Pictured are the members of the new Vanuatu Oversight Committee… Harry, David, David, Dominique, Linken and Timothy
Pictured above are the new Fijian Oversight Committee..
.Laisenia & Lice, Erima & Jerry, Jona and Lucy,
(not pictured Luke & Susana)

Looking forward to the progress we will see from all these people within their nations and abroad…. so watch this space.

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GREAT RESULTS FOR INC STUDENTS IN FIJI

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.

2018 Fiji Convention 2

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

 

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KCs… reaching, teaching, keeping youth for Christ

WRITTEN BY MIN TOBITT, INC SOUTH PACIFIC

There is a real buzz among the INC/COC youth in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. In December 2017, the village of Kondopina hosted approximately 1000 young people at the Highlands Regional Youth Camp where the Youth and the Kings Commandos leaders gathered together for training and fellowship.

 

Paul Kupu, the leader of the Highlands Kings Commandos is excited about what God has been doing with the young people in the region. He is competent at spreading the news by social media and soon will be heading to other areas of the Highlands to encourage the growth of this ministry. The enthusiasm is carried from the young people back into their homes and families bringing them to salvation and into the Christian fellowship.

So who are the King’s Commandos?

Under the covering of INC (then known as the Christian Outreach Centre) Keith & Cynthia Kenzler from Noosa in Queensland launched their ministry in Australia in the 1990s with the goal to instruct, challenge and inspire youth in areas of Bible truths, Christian service, leadership skills, and moral conduct through a camping program activities that youth enjoy. Yes, it does sound a bit like other groups but it does include a strong component for Christian service and leadership. It wasn’t long before they knew God was wanting them to take the program to the South Pacific nations where it was received with enthusiasm in PNG, Solomon Islands and in Fiji.

 

Several years ago, Cynthia took hold of the vision again for the South Pacific nations after being widowed and fighting a battle against breast cancer. She continues to train and organize the training element of the vision. As well as being involved at the recent Highlands Camp, she oversees the training in other areas of PNG and also the Solomon Islands.

 

At the opening of the Auki INC church in the Solomon Islands late last year, she was so encouraged to see the KC group there involved in the celebrations. She would welcome other Christian volunteers with a desire to minister in this way to come alongside .In her quiet faithful way, Cynthia has made a difference to the work of INC in the South Pacific. A number of former young Kings Commandos are now in pastoral ministry in their nations.

 

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