Our Heavenly Father continues to bless this corner of his vineyard, the ecclesia in Fiji is well established, mature in many ways and welcomes regular visits from both old friends and new fieldworkers. The Fijian young people hosted the South Pacific youth conference (SPYC) in December /January 2017/18 in which 15 senior young people from Vanuatu and 5 from the Solomon Islands joined with 20 Fijian senior youth around a study of James “Be Ye doers of the word”.
The conference returned after being held in Vanuatu in 2015. A wonderful week of learning, fellowship, fun and lasting memories was enjoyed. This opportunity enables the Pacific Island young people to be encouraged to overcome, through prayer, the Gospel , and the help of each other their commonly shared cultural , social ,family and economic pressures. The next SPYC God-willing will be in the Solomon Islands in December/January 2019/20.
The Ecclesia in Fiji continues to grow and were blessed with both Baptisms and three weddings in the last year. Several gospel proclamation efforts have been concentrating on the area of Lautoka and Nadi that have attracted new contacts.
October 2018 sees the Jubilee celebrations of the Hall in Suva, a time of reflection on the faith of many passed members, current faithful families and the opportunity to reach out to those valuable sheep that have strayed to return in the spirit of Jubilee. Many past fieldworkers will join in and enjoy the warm fellowship that is a feature of the Fijian ecclesia.
Fiji is an ideal first step into the pacific islands for those that are looking to do mission fieldwork for the first time in this area as it has a relatively well developed and safe capital city in Suva with a large relatively well organised ecclesia.