After arriving in Honiara – the capital of the Solomon Islands – the Apostle flew to the Western province region and met up with the area leaders for a two day condensed trip. They travelled by boat to visit the various village congregations, and conducted sealings and meetings, and enjoyed fellowship together.
From there, Apostle Lodewick went to the South Malaita area, where he again met with the leaders and visited the various village congregations. This involved more boat travel, and hours of mountain climbing. Finally, after returning to Honiara, the Apostle completed his visit with a divine service in our city congregation, White River.
In the capital city he also visited a preschool education centre run by volunteers, to gain more understanding of the situations faced by the parents and children who cannot afford this. As NACare is investigating the possibility of assisting in this sector from our White River church, this visit proved to be most informative.
All in all, despite the many challenges faced, the brethren in the Solomon Islands are joyful and are keeping their faith.