Wande Ebofin is a Mission Partner serving in East New Britain since 2013. She is working as an Education Officer, in a high school, teacher training college and a Theological college, run by the United Church in Papua New Guinea.
United Church in Papua New Guinea
East New Britain Region
Papua New Guinea
This video was filmed in Fiji as part of the Mission Partner Meet Up in July 2017
I have been assigned to work with the women in improving their English and to train students in acquiring computing skills. There are a number of women on the site, but only a few who can afford the fees to attend lessons.Wande Ebofin
Update from Julia Edwards, a Mission Partner who is currently on a short term secondment to the United Church in Papua New Guinea.
Julia has been our Mission Partner in the Pacific for almost eight years. Many in that region have cause to be thankful for her work, encouragement and wise counsel. Just as many Methodists and others in Britain and Ireland have appreciated her knowledge and insight on the subject of climate change in general and its effects on the people of the Pacific in particular.
Most recently Julia has been working with the staff of the Development Unit of the United Church in Papua New Guinea. While she was there terrible earthquakes struck the Highlands Region and she has made great contributions to the relief effort. She has just returned home, and I received this word of thanks from the Development Secretary in PNG.
Let me thank you and the Methodist Church UK for your generosity in sending Dr Julia Edwards to United Church PNG. Julia has done a very marvellous job of supporting the team here, set up the Emergency and Disaster Hubs in three Regions, covering the Highlands, Southern/Papuan, and Islands/New Guinea Islands. She provided leadership and guidance to the Church and was greatly involved in the initial assessment discussions of the Earthquakes and logistics and first distribution of relief supplies in parts of Highlands Region. Her support to mentoring our young graduates in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction were much appreciated by the Church and we sorely miss her. We trust that her return to the home Church and also to celebrate her mother's 80 birthday will be enjoyable, refreshing and memorable. We hope that one day she will return to PNG.
We are proud to have had Julia as a Mission Partner and I invite you to both give thanks for her work and also to invite her to speak about that work in your churches.
Steve Pearce Partnership Coordinator