Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt. 28:19. Many times I ask myself if it is worth investing and spending a lot of money to do missionary work in the islands. I know that this money could be spent here, locally… but while reading the book “Faith I Live By” I came across THE answer.
“Christ gave His disciples their commission. He made full provision for the prosecution of the work, and took upon Himself the responsibility for its success. So long as they obeyed His word, and worked in connection with Him, they could not fail. Go to all nations, He bade them. Go to the farthest part of the habitable globe…Labor in faith…, for the time will never come when I will forsake you.” The Faith I Live By, p. 149, para. 2.
When the invitation came, I couldn’t decide anything else, but to go!
About Vanuatu mission:
Vanuatu is composed of multiple islands in the South Pacific Ocean. A group of young people and I will be leaving on the 15th of June to complete a small church building project in Vanuatu. With this opportunity I would like to praise God for the missionary spirit and care for souls that He put in our young people, as seven of them decided to volunteer and help this project, sacrificing time, money and exposing themselves to the serious risk of malaria, etc.
From the capital Port Vila, we will be flying another hour to a remote island where our project starts. We will be accommodated in the house of one of our brethren, where there is no electricity and no water. We need to purchase a generator and a portable water tank, among other things (i.e. fuel, food, etc).
While many of us may have only dreamed about spreading the word of God to the islands it is not always possible to go personally, yet now, there is an opportunity for you to still be a part of an island mission by supporting it with donations. Further more we would like to ask you to keep our volunteers in your prayers as they embark on this fly-and-build mission and be bearers of the light in far away countries.
Will this building be a success? I will try to answer this question by sharing with you a story:
“The Duke of Wellington was once present where a group of Christian men were discussing the possibility of success in missionary effort among the heathen. They appealed to the duke to say whether in his judgment such efforts were likely to prove a success commensurate to the cost. The old soldier replied:
„Gentlemen, what are your marching orders? Success is not the question for you to discuss. If I read your orders aright, they run thus, „Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Gentlemen, obey your marching orders.”
…And this is why we are going to Vanuatu!
For further enquires about the mission and how you can donate, contact:
Peter Szabo – Youth Department Director – (AUS) 0401 671 427
Amy Voncina – Youth Department Secretary – (AUS) 0412 913 171
Thank you for being part of VANUATU Mission 2011!
Peter Szabo, AUC Youth Department Director