Church Planter among migrant Chinese in Fiji & Solomon Islands
Serve as part of a pioneer church planting team among the non-Christian Chinese diaspora of Fiji and Solomon Islands.
Work to mobilise the Chinese fellowship, or teach TESOL at a new English centre, do children’s work, or take part in community homework clubs, or camps, depending upon your particular gifts and language abilities.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You will have a heart for people from a Chinese background, and will be able to speak at least adequate Mandarin or Cantonese to get by.
English fluency is also necessary for team life or for teaching English.
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About Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands consists of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covering a land area of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). The country's capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.
The islands have been inhabited for thousands of years. In 1568, the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to visit them, naming them the Islas Salomón.
In June 1893, Britain declared the southern Solomon Islands a British protectorate. During World War II, the Solomon Islands(1942–1945) saw fierce fighting between the United States and the Empire of Japan.
Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence was obtained 1978. Today, Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of Solomon Islands, currently Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state.
The Solomon Islands experienced ethnic violence and civil war from 1998-2003 and left many thousands uprooted.
Pray with us for:
fairer elections and political processes
forgiveness and reconciliation
training for leaders and pastors
bible translation work
[Source: Operation World, 2010]