Organised by the TPUM ministerial association and stewardship department, the convention drew people from various regions in the Pacific, including Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, Niue, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Vanuatu, with the biggest delegation of 110 coming from Solomon Islands.
In the early 1950s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church navigated the challenges of post-war mission work in the Pacific Islands. The expansion of Adventist communities during this period was marked by severe weather, geographic hurdles and unforgettable "romantic cruises under tropic skies."
The years after World War I saw an increase in mission work in the Pacific Islands. Here is an example of the commitment and dedication that one missionary had in his efforts to share Jesus with those in Vanuatu.
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 last week.