Donation provides electricity for churches and schools in Solomon Islands

Two of the 41 RATO generators donated to help teachers and pastors work in remote areas in Solomon Islands. Photo taken at commissioning prayer time with education and ministerial leaders at SIM office.

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Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) education and ministerial departments received a generous donation of 41 generators on April 4.

Two types of RATO model generators were donated to meet the needs of Adventist schools, ministers and pastors in remote areas where electricity is not accessible.

The donation was made by David and Suzanne Banister from Australia, who have been supporting the work of the Church in Solomon Islands for many years.

According to SIM president Pastor Silent Tovosia, the couple has also supported Atoifi hospital, Atoifi College of Nursing, and other projects, including primary schools such as Rate and Uluga in North Malaita, and Reilonga Primary School and Paru—a hand church of Aruligo Adventist Church in Guadalcanal. They have also donated roofing iron for the Mission office in Honiara.

“We thank God for the kindness of David and Suzanne Bannister,” said Pastor Tovosia.

With more than 58,000 church members, SIM has an education department that runs 133 schools with more than 900 teachers and 15,000 enrollments per year.

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