Flashback: 50 years ago today first fly’n’build in SPD
Can you believe it's been 50 years since the first official Division sponsored fly and build trip in the Pacific?
By Aaron Jeffries/Jarrod Stackelroth -
On this day, December 21, exactly 50 years ago (1966) a group of some 35 plus young people from Australia and New Zealand left Sydney on a flight to Papua New Guinea. It was the first South Pacific Division* sponsored fly’n’build project. The team helped to build a school at Ramaga in Milne Bay Province, PNG.
“The five-week project was a great success,” said Aaron Jeffries, who posted this reminisce on his Facebook page. “It was also the beginning of an exciting venture that has been multiplied many times in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific and countries outside of our Division, giving young people an opportunity to serve and experience their first taste of mission service.”
*Note: Story above refers to the South Pacific Division, but the current SPD was at the time of this mission trip called the Australasian Division.