The kingdom of God belongs to such as these

The kingdom of God belongs to such as these

Julia reports on our day at school on Epi Island. After two days and two nights on a small island in the middle of the Pacific one starts to notice things that are missing more strongly than one expected to. For me it was chairs. I really missed sitting on a chair....
Talking Heart to Heart

Talking Heart to Heart

Beth reflects on what we’ve learned about the realities of Bible translation. Mission opens up opportunities for conversations you wouldn’t usually get to have. In Vanuatu, the time we’ve spent talking to people has highlighted two great necessities for us:...
The islands will put their hope in Him

The islands will put their hope in Him

Ed reflects on early Christian mission in the South Pacific. Accompanied by church elder Joshua, and Ross and Lyndal’s local helper Louis, a small group of us ascended the hills behind Nikaura village on Tuesday afternoon to visit the grave site of Epi’s first...
Culture and Language

Culture and Language

Lachlan shares some insights on culture and language. I’m about to tell you you’re wrong. But hold on anyway and we’ll have fun. Promise. There are two myths about culture. The first is that our culture is better and everyone would be better off with more of it. The...
A Frenchman in Vanuatu

A Frenchman in Vanuatu

Peter has been exploring the French side of Vanuatu. You may not be aware, but French is one of the three main languages in Vanuatu (Bislama and English are the other two). On Wednesday I was presented with the opportunity of visiting a French school on Epi Island...