And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2


Tad & Marna


The Islands of Van¬≠u¬≠atu are locat¬≠ed west of Fiji in the South Pacif¬≠ic. In the late 1800‚Äôs the first mis¬≠sion¬≠ar¬≠ies came to these fierce can¬≠ni¬≠bal¬≠is¬≠tic islands. In an amaz¬≠ing¬≠ly brief space of time, many became Chris¬≠tians. Entire pop¬≠u¬≠la¬≠tions of some of the islands came to Christ. In spite of this, there are few who teach through the Bible today.

Due to this lack of teach¬≠ing, the peo¬≠ple of Van¬≠u¬≠atu hunger for Scrip¬≠ture and there are many oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties for shar¬≠ing the Word with peo¬≠ple. Our desire is to assist peo¬≠ple in know¬≠ing and lov¬≠ing Jesus more as a result of learn¬≠ing who He is through the study of His Word. Sev¬≠er¬≠al of the Ni-Van¬≠u¬≠atu men have risen up to help us shep¬≠herd sev¬≠er¬≠al church¬≠es. Pas¬≠tors Floyd and Samuel care for the needs at Nata¬≠nara. Pas¬≠tor Zachy has start¬≠ed two church¬≠es in near¬≠by Fanafo and divides his time between these churches.

Tad and Mar¬≠na just recent¬≠ly returned from a sev¬≠er¬≠al month trip to Van¬≠u¬≠atu in which they had oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to encour¬≠age the broth¬≠ers and sis¬≠ters there and fur¬≠ther estab¬≠lish the work.

Prayer Requests

  • Praise the Lord that the Nivan pas¬≠tors are doing well in teach¬≠ing the word and build¬≠ing up the believ¬≠ers there.
  • Praise the Lord that there are more oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties for out¬≠reach and Bible teach¬≠ing to oth¬≠er unreached peo¬≠ples and islands.
  • Pray for wis¬≠dom for how to best pro¬≠vide for the work at this stage of the mission.

Natanara Christian Fellowship

Local Road Luganville, Sanma Province