This project is aimed at expanding Bible mission in the South Pacific, including the Easter 2023 Jesus. All About Life campaign. By distributing Bible resources and connecting the people of the South Pacific with churches, Bible Society South Pacific aims to bring about spiritual revival.
On the islands of the South Pacific, the global pandemic has hit the youth population the hardest. Most have lost their jobs and schools were closed in COVID lockdowns, leading to a high number of young people engaging in substance abuse and other harmful behaviour.
Communities have been faced with financial hardships and emotional breakdown, with traumatic issues like fear of death, hopelessness after loss of employment, suicidal thoughts, and more. These struggles are in addition to other existing issues such as domestic and family violence, child abuse, suicide, and drug and alcohol addictions. The Pacific is also prone to natural disasters, which affect the people and their livelihoods, leaving them suffering from fear and trauma. Church leaders met with Bible Society and voiced the need for Trauma Healing amongst their communities, as well as Youth Camps to work with young people. The Pacific Islands are becoming increasingly secularised, with young people especially turning away from God and the church.
There is a desperate need in the South Pacific to restore relationships and build peace in families and communities, and to bring about personal healing. There is also a need to build resilience in communities that have faced disasters and political or ethnic conflict.
- 1.2 million population in the South Pacific
- Youth population most affected by the COVID Pandemic
- A need for Trauma Healing workshops voiced by church leaders
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.