Team Vanuatu blog

Our blog is live, see below to read our mission posts. Enjoy! 

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: people need...

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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...

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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...

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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 -...

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Seeking Out the Lost

Luke Shooter reports on our third day of mission.This morning we got up early for our first attempt at cross cultural ministry in Vanuatu - two Sunday School classes for local kids. Yesterday we had asked our language teachers to show us how to say Luke 19:10 in...

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Why Bother?

Bethan and her family spent seventeen years on Tanna, an island in the south of Vanuatu, translating the New Testament into one of the local languages. Seventeen years! Most people who speak that tongue also speak Bislama, the national trade language. Bislama Bibles...

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Same but Different

Though we were told to expect lots of surprises when we arrived in Vanuatu, something about the restaurant where we ate our first meal felt strangely familiar! That sign is not a bad summary of our experience here so far; many things are different, but some...

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