Hi, dear friends.
Helen and I have just returned from 2 very full weeks in Port Vila. Things are in “full swing” for the Port Vila CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT. What a huge event it will be! Vanuatu has never had a Carols by Candlelight, and this will be a spectacular Christian event for them. Please keep PRAYING for beautiful weather on Sunday evening, 18 December. Please PRAY for us as we prepare and run this event which will be BROADCAST LIVE ON TV, Nationwide.
We are SO blessed to have our dear friends PETER SHURLEY from Tasmania and KAREN DURAND from Newcastle joining us again, to perform as key artists. Plus, we are blessed to have Vanuatu’s Number One Artist VANESSA QUAI performing, a great CHOIR, other well-known local singers, and our daughter Cathy. We are expecting a huge crowd.
God has blessed us with generous sponsorships from major businesses in Vanuatu, something that we have never had before! The night is already being advertised many times a day on radio stations and TV, and in the newspaper. One of the main radio stations’ programmers heard about the event and took it upon himself to advertise several times a day during the broadcasts. He told me, “27 years ago, I heard you preaching at my church. Since then you have been helping us a lot; that’s why I’m doing this”.
While we were in Vila last week, OUR SCHOOL IN PRIMA celebrated the end of year and Student Graduation Day. 500 students, staff, family and friends to cook and provide lunch for! It was wonderful to be there and witness the great progress of the students, academically and spiritually. There is so much to PRAISE GOD for.
Here is a real need: Is there a builder/carpenter or two available between late December and 19 January to work with Jon at the school? We urgently need to complete building and carpentry work before the beginning of Feb 2017. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP. We have all been incredibly busy with all the other post-cyclone re-building and water drilling work, and find ourselves in need of help for this important work at the school.
PLEASE PRAY for us all throughout this busy Christmas season. It’s a time of Gospel IMPACT in the nation of Vanuatu, and we want to give our very BEST.
Much love to you all.