Church members in Port Vila (Vanuatu) now have better access to Adventist books and resources, with a Hope Book Centre officially opening its doors to the community on September 14.
At the opening ceremony, Vanuatu Mission (VM) president Pastor Charlie Jimmy stated that the occasion was the realisation of VM’s Vision Statement—”A vibrant Adventist movement living our hope in Jesus and transforming Vanuatu”.
“We need to bring services and provide resources at a most strategic location, to facilitate access for the whole population,” he added.
The new shop provides a variety of resources about health, children rearing, family growth, Pathfinder, young people and Spirit of Prophecy. A selection of Bible studies, Bibles and other resources are also available, with more products to be added to the centre’s catalogue soon.
Vanuatu Hope Book Centre manager Kevin Iaris expressed his gratitude to God for how He has been leading at each step of the process. “It has been a long journey but a beautiful one as we are here now, and we look forward to always providing quality services to our customers,” he said.
Mr Iaris—who holds a business degree from Fulton Adventist University College—is assisted by Faylin Mala, who has been supporting the growth of Adventist services in the country.
A church member who attended the opening ceremony believed “it was a wise decision to have the Hope Book Centre in town. It is more convenient, accessible and inclusive for everyone.”
The event brought together VM departmental directors and staff members, administrators, church members, visitors and many more.