Former president accepts Pacific volunteer role

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Dr Neil Watts.

Dr Neil Watts, former Conference and Union Mission president, has recently accepted a volunteer role as Field Officer for Volunteers in Action (VIA).  

VIA is a supporting ministry founded by retirees Cliff and Val Morgan in partnership with the South Queensland Conference administration in 1996. Today, VIA provides financial support and resources to more than 400 lay men and women across the South Pacific as they care for churches and take the everlasting gospel to remote communities.

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Alick Fafele, a layworker in Solomon Islands, with Bibles.

For the past twenty years, on average, there have been nine baptisms per day as a result of the combined efforts of VIA’s volunteer missionaries. VIA has also worked with local missions to roof more than 1,200 churches, and more than 300 lay workers who started their ministry as VIA volunteers have been picked up as full time church employees.

Dr Watts will commence his new role later this year. His territory includes the Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

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