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Opportunity for Mission Involvement


Opportunity for Mission Involvement
For millennia the islanders of Vanuatu have used boats for transportation. To this day this remains a critical, and in many cases, the only means of supplying goods and people between islands. The 83 islands that make up this island nation are exquisite in their beauty and culture but due to their geography pose significant difficulties and costs in meeting transportation needs. As remote communities, these islanders are vulnerable to a wide range of environmental and health-related threats.

Later this year Peter and Miriam Handsworth will undertake a Mission Sabbatical supported by the College, to provide a means of transport in the form of the sailing vessel Tehani-li to visit and supply remote islands for the purposes of advancing health, education, and social welfare outcomes. Much of their work will consist of meeting medical volunteers at pre-arranged locations to transport them, their gear, supplies and equipment to remote islands, where clinics are conducted in village settings. They also plan to work in conjunction with the established dental health program Gudfala Tut Skul in supporting the delivery of this program to a number of remote island communities.
 
Please contact Peter or Miriam to find out more about how you might be able to support this mission venture!