National Women’s Ministries Conference

WM ladies parading thru townVMF band





National WM Conference started this Sunday afternoon with a bang…actually it was a marching military band and a parade through downtown Port Vila that started things off! Delegates from every province of Vanuatu (including myself) in matching island dresses and a large group of ladies from the Solomon Islands marched behind the Vanuatu Mobile Force band up to Saralana Park where the conference will be held this week.

AG Solomon Island delegationTafea province WMs

Torba province WM ladiesY girls and Missionnettes ready to march

The Conference opened with Royal Rangers raising the Vanuatu flag and a group of Missionnettes doing an action song (Jasmine among them) and then welcome speeches. Mrs. Natapei, the former Prime Minister’s wife graciously came and officially opened the conference on behalf of the government. The mass AG youth choir did a great job under the direction of Matilda. Mrs. Beverly Komasi, wife of AG Supt of the Solomon Islands, was the opening speaker. The conference theme is, “Who Will Stand In the Gap For Such A Time As This?” So things got off to a great start!

Delegates being welcomed after parade Missionnettes

Scheduled speakers are Mrs. Beverly Komasi from the Solomon Islands, Mrs. Naomi Vueta from Fiji, Mrs. Agnes Fave from Papua New Guinea and myself. So keep us in prayer!

Royal Ranger Field Day

Flag flying over the field day activities

Today the first “Royal Ranger Vanuatu Field Day” was held on the church property of We Care Assembly of God. Thanks to the hard work of Australian colleagues, Russell and Robyn Harbour, Royal Rangers is getting a new lease on life here in Vanuatu. Eighty boys were in attendance from 4 different Assemblies of God churches. They had a great time learning new skills and competing in games. Lori was invited to come out and give a devotional at the end of the day since her mother started the first Royal Ranger troop in Vanuatu in the mid-1970’s.

Timed knot testing skills I did my knot!

Winning troop - Pango AG  Lori speaking to the boys