Pioneering Agents of Change in Vanutu launched their programme last week with high anticipation and a clear determination. Seven students took part in their orientation day, which was arranged through the student group leader Smith Nice, and organised by Anglican Alliance Pacific facilitator Tagolyn Kabekabe.
Addressed by the Deputy Mission Secretary, Reverend John Sovan, the group heard a powerful message based on the words in Isaiah 6:8: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!””
Responding to this call, the students have emailed their mentor with their introductions and project outlines, and are soon to start on Module one of the programme. Eager to develop their skills in development, they are excited about the programme and have been keenly supported by the Diocese.
Their mentor, Elizabeth Perry, who is based in the UK, will provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course, and is looking forward to building relationships with Anglicans across the globe. She says, “I am very much looking forward to being alongside all the Agents of Change as we embark on this journey together and I will be praying for you all.”
A study timetable was also sent, as the students will progress through the course over the next six months and have regular scheduled meetings together.
Challenged to take their study seriously, the expectations of the programme were outlined to the students and the time and hard work required to complete the course was made clear. Their exemplary study timetable outlines their commitment to the programme over the next six months, and identifies regular dates for group meetings which will encourage all of the students as they progress together.
Excited about the students participation in the programme, the Diocese of Vanuatu reminded the students that the Diocese would continue to support all of their projects and studies in any way possible.
The participants, through their contact and spokesperson Smith Nice, thanked the Diocese for their provision throughout the orientation day, and their continued support for the programme.