August was a busy month for staff and visitors to the Family Care Centre (FCC) in Vanuatu!
Not only did it see the return of several long term staff who had been on leave during the months of June and July, but there was also the addition of a nurse, Annalise, to the FCC staff, and several groups of guests.
In early August, YWAM New Caledonia sent a DTS outreach group of seven to Vanuatu for a week of ministry. Mary, our FCC staff who helped coordinate the details of their accommodation, shares: “The French Speaking nation of New Caledonia has a unique opportunity to minister to the French speaking population in Vanuatu. And though there were some language barriers for our staff, the cross-cultural experience was beautiful to be a part of. Especially seeing the wider YWAM community make new connections in neighbouring nations.”
Later on in the month, the FCC was able to host an international group participating in training for Life International. LIFE International is an international organisation that focuses on valuing human life. They work to connect local leaders with resources and organisations to help fulfil their goal of valuing each individual as an image bearer of God. The training participants included people who attended from the USA, AU, the Solomon Islands, PNG, and Vanuatu.
The group spent a week at the FCC and enjoyed times of fellowship with our staff around meals, while being busy in the classroom during most of their days here. The FCC Mat Time (Men’s Ministry) leader was able to present to the local leaders attending not only about the Mat Time program, but also about our upcoming DTS (which will be running from June – November 2024).
We are grateful for the FCC’s hospitality and the staff team that makes it possible to continue the ongoing work of healthcare and discipleship. We are also grateful for the opportunity to see the FCC facilities utilised to support other ministries in their efforts to share the Love of God with the people of Vanuatu and beyond.
For more information about the FCC, please visit: www.familycarecentre.org