MORE than a hundred youths and children of Sanma Region, particularly of Sarakata Parish and Chapuis Parish in the Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia in gloriously and joyfully celebrated their youth festival on Sunday 5th May 2013.
Since creation, God created everything and man was made in his own image and likeness. Everything was perfect and men enjoy that perfect relationship with his God. Men walk and talk with God. (Genesis 1: 27, 31 / Gen 3: 8). When man fall , he leave the presence of God , that is when humans begin to experience pain, sorrow, sufferings, and sickness begin to haunt his offspring. It was then that humans begin to seek for created things like medicine or other natural remedies for healing (Gen 3: 16-23).
More than two hundred fathers from various churches in Honiara, Malaita and Ngella came together to spend four days in prayer and worship during the Easter weekend at Taroaniara in the Diocese of Central Solomons.
Oftentimes we tend to draw up more activities or mission targeting those who are already enjoying life in free environment. Those who can run around looking for their own food when they are hungry, go to hospitals when sick and run to their parents or someone close to them to share their discomfort.
“OUR mission to the UK is truly a successful and a blessed one” head Brother of the Melanesian Brotherhood Br. Mathias Tovotasi said.
A Ten Member team from the four religious orders of the Church of Melanesia began the journey on the 21st March departing Honiara International airport.
Since the Anglican Church of Melanesia (Vanuatu) commenced the implementation of the Vanuatu Church Partnership Program (VCPP) with (AusAID and ABM) from 2010 to date, an increased number of communities have benefited from funded projects and resources channeled through this partnership Improved access to safe water, increased awareness and demonstrations of good hygiene practices are two key focus project activities being implemented by ACOM Vanuatu in some of the most remote, isolated and highly populated community areas in northern Vanuatu.
CHURCHES must take active roles in the fight against gender-based violence, a regional workshop was told Women delegates at the Pacific Conference of Churches 10th General Assembly in Honiara, the Solomon Islands, resolved that all theological colleges in the region must teach students about violence against women and children.
Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) under the umbrella body of the Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) in early March played a vital role in hosting the two ecumenical meetings of the churches – the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) General Assembly.