Like many island nations, Fiji is a popular vacation destination, while remaining a third world developing country. Christians and church leaders in Fiji and the South Pacific have a lack of access to basic biblical training and resources. These remote islands need pastors who are equipped to evangelize, disciple, and minister the Word of God.
Strategic Location for Training:
Fiji consists of 333 islands in the South Pacific covering an area of 75,000 square miles located between Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the West Coast of the United States. With tens of thousands of islands in the South Pacific, the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu, is a strategic location for training to access these hard to reach island groups.
Strong Desire for Biblical Teaching:
The Fijian people want to be equipped to apply the Word of God to life’s problems. While Fijians have a hunger and love for the Bible, they also have limited pastoral training and a population marked by widespread depression and despair, leading to an abnormally high suicide rate. Pastors are desperate for tools to help their churches.