Arama visited us here in Port Vila for three days. We were able to accomplish so much while he was here. He learned more about our situation here - what our difficulties and constraints are. We learned a great deal from him. Arama has just recently started working for the church. He is well educated and has been successful in other endeavors. He has a positive approach to problem solving!
Arama attended our monthly Vanuatu Education Committee Meeting. He presented the new church Self Reliance Program to everyone. This will be a great step forward throughout the world.
We took Arama to some of the schools that we have developed a good working relationship with. The schools were very complimentary of our efforts to build partnerships with the schools. The director at the Hospitality School said that we are the first church group that has ever made that effort to work together for the people of Vanuatu.
We also met with President Brewer to discuss some of the big issues that face the returned missionaries here in Vanuatu. The missionaries want to improve their situation. Many of them have no financial support from home. The families are mainly subsistence living and simply can't help there young people. This is especially true of those that are from other islands. We need to find a way for them to live here and go to school and stay active in the church and survive!!!!