NZ Samoan Baptist churches are part of a network called ‘World United Samoan Baptist Churches.’ This includes Samoan Baptists from NZ, Australia, Western Samoa and American Samoa.
They recent held a conference in Apia, gathering to strengthen relationships, teach on aspects of church life and ministry that help break away from entrenched customs, and to explore church planting.
At that conference, I (Lindsay Jones) was approached by two different pastors about NZ primary school teachers making themselves available for volunteer work in Western Samoa and American Samoa.
The work at Nuufou Baptist church, Apia, is led by Pastor Pale and Sene Seupule (formerly Samoa Baptist church, Wainuiomata, Wellington.) They have a strong growing church, with many connections into the villages around them. They are church planting, including opening schools at primary level as a means of serving and connecting locally.
The work at Happy Valley Baptist church, American Samoa, is led by Pastor Saufoi Tavete
The church runs a school (Baptist Academy), starting from K3 up to Year 8.
The school will provide an apartment to stay in, and be responsible for power and water.
School year normally runs from August to May, but they are happy to have people come for whatever length of time they can give..
Could this be something the Lord is laying on your heart?
Multicultural Ministries Coach
Northern Baptist Assoc.