Vanuatu Partnership

Linkage with Paama Seaside Presbyterian Church, Vanuatu

As a church we have made connections with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu under the guidance of Uniting World which is the overseas mission group of the Uniting church.

Continuing support for Paama Seaside from Wesley

A group visited from 27 June to 6 July, 2015

When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, the people of the community packed into the church like sardines, and this is what saved their lives as the building had only been completed two years earlier. The old church was completely destroyed. Although Cyclone Pam did not destroy the main church or school buildings, considerable damage has been done to out buildings and most homes lost their roofs and suffered huge water damage. Most of the community's possessions were either blown away or water damaged.

Cyclone Cook causes less damage

Reports of the effects of Cyclone Cook suggest that the damage was not as bad as that of Pam. That may have something to do with the more substantial nature of some of the reconstructed buildings.

Another Visit in 2017

Plans are under way for a further visit to Vanuatu in August 2017, but dates have not been finalised yet.


Support helps students, and delegates to NCYC in Australia

Last year funds were provided by the Wesley Castle Hill Vanuatu committee to pay for the uniforms and school fees for 14 students in Vanuatu. With financial support from Wesley, groups from Vanuatu have been assisted to come to Australia for the National Christian Youth Convention. One of the young men who came in 2011 decided to become a minister and we have paid for his training in Fiji. He is now a graduate and is ministering in Port Vila.

For more information please contact: the Wesley Church office on 9894 8999


Updated 21st May 2017