Departing This Thursday 26th May
Wes, Malcolm, Elizabeth, Keith, Anne, Tim, John, Joy, Lynn, Matt, Jo, Isaac, Millie, Mandy, Jen, Mary.
Please continue to pray for the shipping container to arrive safely at SWIM prior to our arrival. It was held up at Lae where it was to swap ships and never got onto the second ship. This has been a blessing as it has given us time to sort out a few issues with customs in Honiara without having to pay for it to sit at the dock. As at Thursday 19th, it is due to arrive tomorrow (Friday) and Geoff from SWIM who has been handling that end believes it should arrive at SWIM on Monday.
Please pray for the overall health and safety of the team, for unity within the team, distribution of goods, ministry to different groups, relationships with the locals and with the church, ministry, work etc.
Wed 25th Pray for the team as they finalise their packing, complete last minute jobs and prepare for a VERY EARLY departure tomorrow morning commencing with pick-ups at 12.15am
Thu 26th Please pray that there are no hiccups with transport to the airport, for safety in travel and smooth processing through immigration and customs out of Australia and into Honiara. Pray that all luggage will arrive safely and that there are no problems with the donated items that are going with them. Pray for them as they settle into their accommodation.
Fri 27th Unpacking container. Pray that all has arrived safely.
Sat 28th Visit to Soura Bible College which was built by the last team.
Sun 29th Attending Central Church Honiara, which has approximately 3000 people. Pray for a wonderful time of worship and fellowship.
Mon 30th 5 girls arrive from Kative Tafe to stay with them for the week and be trained in sewing. Build demo reno starts. Pray for good communication and relationships with the girls and for safety at the house as the works start. Also that any required building supplies will be available and that finances will be sufficient for all their needs.
Tues 31st 2 kitchens to be removed and replaced.
Wed 1st Repair roof and paint. Pray for safety for those working on the roof of the 2 story building.
Thu 2nd Paint 2 lounge rooms and replace timber stair treads. Pray for safety whilst once again working at heights.
Fri 3rd Lay new floor tiles in all areas. Girls leave us to return to Kative Tafe where they will go on to teach others what they have learnt. Pray they will have a great understanding of what they have learnt and be confident to teach others.
Sat 4th Team outing to dive on WW2 ship. Pray for safety and an enjoyable time of fun and great fellowship as the team rest and refresh.
Sun 5th Visit to small village church. Pray that the team will once again be refreshed and blessed by attending the church and that they can also be a blessing to others.
Mon 6th Paint all bedrooms.
Tue 7th Replace all fly wire netting on 38 windows and hang 84 curtains.
Wed 8th Clean and tidy site.
Thu 9th Pray for the team as they pack to return home and say their goodbyes. Pray once again for smooth and safe travel for the return trip and for a good recovery on returning home.