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E-news : The Unchanging Word – September – October 2016

Kiribati New Version Bible Launched

14333080_10154364726345631_2141143699973217952_nMore than 200 people gathered at the Kiribati Uniting Church’s maneaba (meeting place) in Antebuka Tarawa on the 17th September, 2016 to celebrate the launch of their new Bible version in today’s Kiribati language. The Bible Society of the South Pacific in partnership with the Churches in Kiribati started this project in 1988. The New Testament was translated by the former Moderator of the Kiribati Uniting Church, the late Rev Baiteke Nabetari who passed away in 2005. The Old Testament was translated by the late Rev Raubane Naikara who passed away in 2006. The other two translators who helped finish the project and who were so happy to be present at the launch service are Pastor Teakamatang Eritai of the Assemblies of God Church and 14322705_10154364726335631_8091938440195362694_nRev Iote Tebaio from the Kiribati Uniting Church. After the launch, everyone received a copy of the new bible and started reading straight away. These bible gifts were sponsored by the Dayspring Ministry through the Bible Society of New Zealand.


Last Sunday on the 6 of March at 2pm VCC launched church appeal to support cyclone Winston victims in Fiji. The appeal will closed on the 3 of April with an ecumenical church service to dedicate offerings and donations from the churches at PMC church to send the appropriate relief agencies in Fiji to distribute to areas of need in Fiji. VCC member churches expressed their deepest regret and sympathy to families who are affected and who have lost their loved ones during the disaster. The churches in Vanuatu stand in unity with the government of Vanuatu and prayer for the churches and the government of Fiji for recovery of the lives of the people of Fiji.


Dedication of Bislama Bibles for people who have damaged Bislama Bibles and Good News Bibles to Vanuatu Secondary schools who have lost Good News Bibles

Father Dustan who preached the word of God emphasized duty of the churches in times of disaster like cyclone Winston and Pam to stand in Unity in (1) Prayer (2) Give to Support (3) Witness to support our Christian brothers sisters who are in great need now in Fiji. The church is a body of believers who live in unity in supporting each other in times of great challenge of disaster.
During cyclone Pam Vanuatu had received enormous support from a lot governments and relief agencies around the world in terms of food and housing materials physically. The churches expressed their appreciation and thank the United Bible Societies for making this possible to launch Vanuatu’s appeal for Cyclone Pam Bible Replacement project last year 2015 and the response by the Bible Society of New Zealand to provide funding for this project which came to almost US$40,000.00.
The new arrival stock of 3,000 Bislama Bibles and 4,000 Good News Bible have arrived kindly sponsored by the Bible Society of New Zealand as part of Bible Society response to cyclone pam rehabilitation program to help those lost and damaged Bibles can get a new copy to continue to read God Word.

The churches the Bible Society wishes to express our thanks and appreciation to the government of Vanuatu granting Vat and tax exemption to allow free distribution to cyclone Pam affected areas in Vanuatu.


VCC Leaders launched church appeal to support victims of cyclone Winston

We look forward to working with churches to carry out fair distribution to cyclone Pam affected areas. Please contact and liaise with Bible Society office in Port Vila to get full information about the distribution of these Bibles on Telephone 23286.The churches appeal to churches and business houses take note of this special appeal to support cyclone Winston in Fiji and make all effort to announce this appeal to all churches and members to contribute funds and clothes and cooking utensils, plates, glass, cups, spoons and forks to support those families who lost everything in the disaster.
Please bring all support and join with all the churches combine service at PMC on Sunday 3 April 2016 at 2pm in the afternoon.