Adventist music festival presents hope


Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Mission has launched an annual Adventist music festival to celebrate the arrival of Adventism in Vanuatu and promote music in local churches as a means of presenting messages of hope. 

Two of Vanuatu’s eight districts held events.

Two of Vanuatu’s eight districts held events. The Efate district staged a festival from June 9-12 at Fresh Water Field. It featured Adventist singing groups and attracted church and community members. District director, Pastor John Leeman, and Mission president, Pastor Nos Terry Mailalong, encouraged other districts to run a program.

Sanma district had a one-night festival at Luganville, Santo, involving 32 church groups. Students and teachers from Aore Adventist Academy travelled by boat to sing at the festival. 

A committee is working on producing a festival DVD and has started planning for next year’s events.