Pacific

Council for World Mission, Solomon Islands

Guest contributor Lima Tura sends news from the Solomon Islands:

Mission Meeting

Visit of the Council for World Mission (CWM) to the United Church of the Solomon Islands. Pacific Regional Secretary, Rev Dr Cliff Bird, Pastoral and Solidarity visit to UCSI (27th, 28th August). The location of the meeting was at Kokeqolo, Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands - "God bless the Church!"

photo by Lima Tura

photo by Lima Tura

Photo by Eddie

Photo by Eddie

For more on the Council for World Mission, Pacific Assembly: see here:
 http://www.cwmission.org/cwm-pacific-regional-assembly-affirming-solidarity-and-looking-to-the-future/

Tongan Hymns in the almond orchards - voices raised in Robinvale

How do you start your day?

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From the ABC's Back Roads series: 
Hymns at dawn—  Pacific Islander almond orchard workers raise their voices before sunrise in Robinvale, Victoria, Australia. Pacific Islanders have been living and working in the area since the early 1980s - they start each work day with a traditional Tongan hymn - Enjoy!
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Video clip from Back Roads published on ABC  Brisbane's Facebook page

Back Roads series, ABC TV:  http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/back-roads/

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga (Methodist Church in Tonga)

More info on Tongan Hymns:
A printed collection of Tongan hymns is published by the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, title: Ko e Tohi himi 'a e siasi uesiliana tau'atäina 'o Tonga 361-663 : mo e ngaahi tu'unga-fasi faka-pilitänia / na'e tänaki mo pulsi 'e / compiled by Helen R. Taliai. Music scores published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne c1996. Reference:  https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/26520113