Vona Vona Lagoon, Western Province, Solomon Islands
After an uneventful seven-day voyage from Cairns, Queensland, Medisonship III commenced its first tour of the Western Solomons, bringing medical care and the gospel to remote villages.
2016 also brings a staffing change, with Leslie Zebedee taking on the role of local operations manager—the first Solomon Islands national to do so. Mr Zebedee has been serving as the Sonship ministry’s chaplain for the past three years.
Medisonship III’s stop in the village of Barasipo was particularly significant. A little over 12 months ago, villagers Andrew and Delphinda Baras were baptised following Bible studies with the Medisonship I team. After training at Hoda Bible college, Mr Baras returned to Barasipo with Medisonship III as a member of the chaplaincy team. Sonship is a registered supporting ministry of the Adventist Church. Visit www.sonship.org.au.