This is a major shift in Vanuatu as it equates to approx. 4% of the population being displaced. Pastors are doing all they can both financially, materially and Spiritually. Rev. Charlie Bola has a bush church, but has opened it up to all who need shelter (below). We are so proud of everyone who is praying and for the local church here in Vanuatu that is pitching in everywhere
The importance of the call of God was brought home to me today by someone who posted on my wall. They attended the funeral of Rev. Robert Condrey in Georgetown Texas.
In the early 1970’s Brother Condrey started the church in Alice Springs, Central Australia.
There was just a small group of people who met in his home. He worked a secular job, but Truth burned in his heart. He couldn’t come to this town in Outback Australia without reaching souls.
When this man left, another man came to Alice Springs, Rev. Dennis Jacobsen, his wife Sue and his four little children. In 1977 I came into Truth under the Jacobsens.
What would have happened had Brother Condrey not reached out, had not taught a Bible Study, and not gathered that small nucleus around him? When he left there would have been no thought of UPCA sending someone. It may have been years before a church was established. I may never have heard this precious truth. I may never have married an Apostolic preacher, our son Nathaniel would never have existed as he does today. He would not be in Alice Springs today, pastoring the very church that Brother Condrey started. I would never have had the opportunity to serve the Lord, beside my husband, in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea or in Vanuatu. But I did come to truth, I did marry my husband, Nathaniel was born and is today pastoring in my home town and I did serve the Lord in all these countries.
Why? Because many years ago, one man said, “Yes”, to the call of God.