Baptism highlights exciting times in Tuvalu



Forty-four new and former church members were baptised in Tuvalu in May.

The baptism took place following a public evangelistic series hosted by Dr Ronald Stone, Ministerial Association and Global Mission director for the Trans-Pacific Union Mission (TPUM).

Is there a more beautiful place in the world to get baptised than the clear waters around Tuvalu?

Church leaders in Tuvalu said the baptism was the largest they have seen in a very long time.

It is a testament to the work of the local Funafuti church, which decided to reach out to former members after participating in a “Reconnecting Missing Members” workshop hosted by TPUM Personal Ministries director Pastor Luther Taniveke in March.

Funafuti’s youth and two frontline workers from Fiji began visiting and praying with former church members and their friends. As a result of their efforts, 60 people—including many former members—attended Dr Stone’s evangelistic series.

The two Fijian volunteers will stay in Tuvalu until August to help the Funafuti church community nurture and support its new members.