A message from CMS Victoria State director, Wei-Han Kuan
For the last few years, CMS Victoria has been ramping up our vision to send many more missionaries from Victoria.
But how much progress have we really made?
We have ten experienced teams already on location, in addition, we have seven teams on-location in their first term. That’s new missionary teams, crossing borders to proclaim Christ crucified to the lost! But there’s more to come; into 2020, we will see several new missionaries complete their training at St Andrew’s Hall.
We are so encouraged that missionary growth in Victoria has been healthy! In the background, we are also in discussions with several people who are serious about following the Lord’s call to ‘go’.
To make that happen, and to support current missionaries already on location, we need to reach the goal of $300,000 by June 30.
Will you give generously to the CMS Lasting Hope Appeal, so that we might increase our capacity to meet that vision?
This is Joel Fangalaasu, a courageous Christ-proclaimer in Vanuatu, who has been mentored and trained by CMS missionaries, Joel and Tiffanie Atwood.
His story is important, because it’s in the smaller stories that we see our bigger vision unfold. It’s in that personal contact that our cross-cultural gospel workers do their best work for the Lord.
Fangalaasu grew up going to church in the Solomon Islands, but it was when he moved to Vanuatu to study law, that the Lord changed his life forever.
Because of his contact with Joel and Tiffanie, he made the courageous decision to put his law career on hold and become the first full-time trainee staff worker at his University Bible fellowship (ECF).
Joel, Tiffanie and family with Fangalaasu
This year, Fangalaasu is reading the Bible one-to-one with twelve other young men, leading small groups, training group leaders and organising outreach events.
Joel and Tiffanie are committed for the long-term to discipling Christian leaders who can take the gospel back to their churches and communities across the South Pacific. Last year, over 100 local Vanuatu students joined ECF, creating many new opportunities for gospel ministry in local churches.
“We’d love to see the university ministry flooding the church in Vanuatu, and the South Pacific – with people who love Jesus, who treasure grace and who are constantly speaking out of God’s word.”
Please consider a generous gift to the CMS Lasting Hope Appeal by June 30, we aim to raise $300k. Your gift today will help enable CMS missionaries like Joel and Tiffanie to equip Christian leaders like Fangalaasu for gospel ministry. Please help us recruit, train and send more faithful people to follow the Lord’s call to ‘go’.
We are so thankful for your faithful prayers and sacrificial financial support, together we are involved in strategic cross-cultural gospel ministries around the world.