Where We Work

Vanuatu

Ps. Thompson Aki from Vanuatu, first met Ps. Barry Silverback at a CRC Conference in Albury, Australia.

As a result of this meeting he visited Bethel Centre in PNG and soon afterwards decided to join the CRC Movement.

The CRC was invited to re-establish a Bible School located near Luganville on the northern island of Espiritu Santo. In April 1997, Geno Kanage (PNG) & Bill Brill (Aust) went to the island to prepare the neglected school grounds & buildings. Seven students graduated from the first intake to our Living Stone School of Evangelism. Ps Geno & Eleina Kanage from PNG were the first Principals followed by Samuel Reddy from Fiji. He was assisted by PNG missionary Gill Michael who came from our CRC in Lae. Since 1996 several Ni Vanuatu students have trained in PNG including Peter Saimon who, with his PNG wife Rachel, later became Principal of the school which was re-named the John William Bible School (after a pioneering English missionary).

In 2007 Peter & Rachel moved to Port Vila to work with Ps.Thompson and PNG missionary Ps. John Weimani was appointed as the next Principal. In 2008 we have 4 students. In both 2007 & 2008 Geno returned to Vanuatu for a number of weeks to assist in the Bible School. Ps. John has also established a small fellowship in Luganville.

In 2008, under a new leadership team, we now have 3 CRC local churches operating in the nation. Ps. Remy Adams pastors our Port Vila Christian Centre in the capital on the island of Efate. Ps. Peter Saimon is assisting him. Just off the north east coast of this island, on the small island of Emao, Ps. Amy pastors a growing local church. To the north west on the island of Malekula, Peter's 'home place', we have the Fountain Christian Centre, led by Ps. Remy.

Our vision is to reach out to all the people groups of this untouched island paradise and our key strategy to achieve this is the ongoing training of local people.

Field Facilitators

Pr Greg Crome

gregcrome@newlifeonline.org.au

P.O. Box 431
Noarlunga Centre, South Australia
Australia 5168
+61 8 8384 4814