Bible Week Booklets


Sunday School Workshop for Teachers

An informative workshop for Sunday school teachers was conducted by Mrs. Iva Teilai on 15 January at Naila village. The workshop was for Sunday school teachers that were going to use the Magimagi project Sunday School materials. A total of 8 participants were present at the workshop.

The second Sunday school workshop was held a week later on the 22nd of January. The workshop was facilitated by Iva Telai, Urmila Prasad and Susana Aropio.

The participants said that they have never been to a Sunday School Workshop and that they have learnt a lot even though they have been Sunday School Teachers for a long time. They were also surprised to learn that the Spiritual, the normal life in the village and the financial being of a person are all tied together to bring prosperity.

Sunday School Teachers

Sunday School Workshop facilitators. (Back L-R): Mrs Susana Aropio and Mrs Urmila Prasad (Front L-R): Mrs Eva Telai and Vakatawa Maika Naisilisili


Proclaim the Good News through the Proclaimer

ProclaimerPartnership between the Society and FCBH (Faith Comes By Hearing) has continued to grow over the years. An early visit to the Bible House this year by FCBH International Language Recording Coordinator, Erik Stapleton, has helped both parties to plan together and engage in specific mission programs. The last recording done so far in the Pacific was the Kiribati Contemporary NT in last September. Just recently, Erik is planning to ship 138 mid-sized Proclaimers and 12 larger units to Kiribati in March. Talks are continuing on the recording of the New Testament in other Pacific Island languages. The FCBH proclaimers by and large play a key role in proclaiming the Good News to a larger group of people when connected to a PA system or even the radio station. The latest product in the market to date is the newly built mid-sized Proclaimer that can proclaim the Good News in more than one language. The Society is therefore grateful for the provision of such important mission tools by FCBH through Erik, with the Fiji based proclaimers having the options of playing it either in English, Fiji-Hindi, or in the Fijian iTaukei language.


MagiMagi Stretches to Fourth Community in 2017

Since the launch of the Bible Society’s holistic approach to community development under the MagiMagi project in January 2015, the start of this year saw the extending of the project into a nearby community, Naila village.

A total of 150 bibles and other scripture materials were distributed at the official launching of the program in Naila on Sunday 8 January,

MagiMagi Project

A Cell group leader sharing the Cell Group’s aims and approach for the month of February

2017. Now, the number of communities has risen to four within the Bau district of the Tailevu province in Fiji.

The spiritual capital of this project has been focusing steadily on developing the children’s Sunday School curriculum and its application for the last two years. Discipleship programs has been also woven into this project and a special cell group manual recently published.

With the ongoing support of the Bible Society of New Zealand, the economic capital and cultural capital are the other two key areas of focus in the program. The program is earmarked to be trialed out in a community in Vanuatu this year, which is part of the wider goal to bring this innovating program into the Pacific. This is in line with the vision of the Bible Society: “The Pacific to be Communities of the Word.”


FIJI OPERATIONS BRANCH

The Fiji Operations Branch was first established in early 2003 as one of the main branches to look after Fiji.

WHO WE ARE

The Bible Society of the South Pacifi c is part of a worldwide fellowship of Bible Societies known as the United Bible Societies. It is a Christian organization set up to help all churches in the South Pacifi c through the translation, production, and distribution of the Bible within the South Pacifi c. We are not a church but a producer of the Bible – the basic tool for all ministries. The head offi ce is based in Fiji that oversees the Bible work in the Pacifi c (16 countries) but as a Fiji Operations Branch we only oversee Fiji Islands.

WHY THE BIBLE SOCIETY DO THIS WORK

The end result of all the Bible Society work is in John 20:31, “This (the Bible) is written that we may know that Jesus is the Messiah and through faith in Him, we may have life” The Bible is our best treasure given by God. It is the light, food, water, fi re and cleansing agent for our lives. In its power and it’s points to our Saviour, Jesus Christ!

OUR MISSION

“Making God’s Word easily understood, available, accessible and credible to all people on all situations”

OUR VISION

“The South Pacific – A Community of the Word”

What we do! Our 3 main tasks are:

1. Translation: – We translate the Word of God into various dialects. There are Six translation projects going on in the South Pacifi c and that includes the dialects here in Fiji. The work consists of a revising old Bibles and new Bibles is essential in order for people to understand God’s Word in every generation.

2. Production: We publish Bibles in the right format……..

3. Distribution: Finally we ensure that the Word of God us distributed as widely as possible to all the people by using the different channels. A regular supply of scriptures is provides through bookshops, churches, schools and individuals that visit our bookshop. We also have special projects in which we supply Bibles or Study Tools at heavily subsidized rates to students, theological students and prisons.

PROJECTS:

The Bible Society of the South Pacific –

Fiji Branch have projects that are ongoing right now. Since we oversee the Fiji area we have 6 projects that is continuing. The main purpose of these projects is to ensure that the people of Fiji are receiving the Word of God into their language or dialects.

Which are:

1. Fijian Reference Bible

2. Maumi Gospel of John

3. Dawasamu Gospel of Matthew

4. Fiji Bible Comics

5. Ba New Testament

6. Bible Week

 

Meet our Team:

Seremaia Rareba

Seremaia Rereba Coordinator Retail & Distribution

Charles Cleary

Charles Cleary Coordinator Mission

Ratu Marika

Ratu Marika Waqanivalu Coordinator Translation

Vilomena Dautei

Vilomena Dautei Coordinator Corporate Services and Marketing

Kijiana Tevita

Kijiana Tevita Distribution and Retail Officer

Laisani Adimaiqalau

Laisani Adimaqalau Missions/Receptionist

Ms Sainimili Ciriavesi Mission Assistant

Ms Sainimili Ciriavesi
Mission Assistant