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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Update on building a Church at Tanna Island, Vanuatu

 ‘The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed’ It will spread  far and wide even to the most remote places. 
God has guided us to help build a Church, to provide for His people on the remote Island of Tanna, Vanuatu

RIGHT: Lisa standing at the bottom of a banyan tree on Tanna  Island

Last October we asked for your support to raise funds to rebuild a church for a village on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu.
By mid November we were able to send funds to our brother Isso on Tanna  island. Almost immediately Isso ordered materials for the project, most of which were shipped in from Port Vila.

Work commenced in early December. Unlike building here in Sydney where there is access to machinery and electricity, everything must be done by hand on Tanna, including mixing the cement to make concrete for the foundations and digging the trenches for the foundations.

 The building of this Church has garnered much interest from the locals and people of other villages  have come to see the work being done.
This building will be used for ministry as well as providing a meeting place for their community.
This project reminds me of Nehemiah and the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and its walls. This action of working together united God’s people as they placed their hope and trust in the Lord to provide.
Likewise the building of this Church on Tanna has united the people of this community to work together so they may have a secure and sheltered place to worship our God.
 In early January we received news from Isso that “we have built up to the beam” i.e. the walls have been built to the height where the roof can now be attached.
All of this has taken place in just a little over a month such is the enthusiasm and dedication of the community of believers in a small village on Tanna Island.

However this is where the work on the building has now stopped because further funds are needed to complete the project by building the roof.
 We would like to ask you to prayerfully consider supporting this community of believers on Tanna.

For further information please contact
Michael Tang
0417 455 292

A big thank you to those of you who have already supported this project and prayed for God’s provision on Tanna island.

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