Here are some ways to do that:
1. Prayer: I need committed, even daily, prayer partners battling with me and for the ni-Vanuatu we are privileged to serve. This work has no eternal value without God's power and leading. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 "Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us."
2. Finances: A team of givers (which consists mostly of individuals but also some churches) investing into the ministry on a monthly or otherwise regular basis make it possible for me to carry on the work. Please click here for information on getting involved in this vital area. Philippians 4:13 "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
3. Encouragement: Living and ministering in another culture and language away from the comforts and normalcy of home and far from the fellowship of a local church can often be discouraging. Partners can encourage through e-mails, snail mail (especially containing family pictures or kids' art!), sending care packages with a little taste of home, or of course saving up to come visit! :) If you are interested in coming over with a work team to assist with various projects, you can contact us about future teams, or contact BuildAid. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
4. Logistics: Loads of tasks are tricky to do while overseas so it is a huge blessing to have a team of people interested in helping practically with mailings, taxes, research, downloading sermons for us to listen to, etc. Or partners can assist when we prepare to return home on furlough by setting up meetings or home groups for us to share the ministry, organizing housing, furnishings, transport, checking our eyes, doing dental work or medical check ups... Use your imagination - there are hundreds of ways to get involved in this area. 1 Peter 4:10 "Each one should us whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."
5. Going: Vanuatu has over 100 languages, most of which have never been written, and thus the vast majority of ni-Vanuatu have never read even one verse of God's word in their own language. Think of the difficulty of understanding the gospel if you'd never heard it in your own language! We are praying for teammates to work with us in our language group and for others to be involved throughout Vanuatu both in Bible translation and Scripture Use projects (Bible teaching and discipleship). Practical jobs are useful on the mission field too! If you are teacher, accountant, construction worker, secretary, healthcare worker, bookkeeper, engineer, IT worker, seamstress, the list could go on...you are needed overseas! Matthew 9:37 "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few."
Contact me if you are interested in partnering with me in any of the above ways.
|Esther, Me, Lisbet, Sophia in N Ambrym, Vanuatu|