Seventh-day Adventist teachers in Solomon Islands formed a special team in 2020 to reach out to school communities needing help during the coronavirus pandemic.
The group of 30 teachers, known as Mission of Hope, embarked on a mission trip in June to Veraligi school in a remote part of Honiara, where they conducted workshops and worships, distributed goods and prayed with the community. The teachers saw the needs of the school and planned to return later in the year to lay a concrete slab for a classroom. They collected a freewill offering of more than $SBD4000 for the project.
On Sunday, December 13 a group of five teachers and three helpers returned to the school to complete the project. They were assisted by several boys from the local community. By 4pm Tuesday, December 15, the slab was finished. Clothing and soap were distributed to the community before the team left for Honiara.
According to Kevin, one of the teachers, , “the trip to Veraligi gave me much hope to trust in Him because human impossibility is God’s possibility”.
“On behalf of the Trans Pacific Union Mission Education Department we would like to thank the Solomons Mission of Hope team for making a difference where you can,” TPUM education director Mele Vaihola said.