IFES

Students Reaching Students with the Gospel

Fiji

Student movements in the South Pacific region face a wide-range of challenges: from increasing secularism in Australia and New Zealand, to economic and political instability in Fiji; from the geographic isolation of Tonga to the challenge of indigenous practices in Vanuatu.

Many cultures have joined the native Fijians on this Pacific island over the years, and Fiji is now a multi-cultural society. The state is currently looking at what it means to be Fijian, and is also revising the nation’s constitution. A debate is being held about whether Fiji should be declared a Christian state, or whether the foundation of the nation should be based on a few common values shared by all rather than on a single religion, race or culture.

PSFC thanks God it is seeing student groups that are committed to prayer and fellowship. They hope to encourage these students to make bible study a priority when meeting and to embrace the call to mission.

The movement’s vision ‘Students Reaching and Equipping Students’ is being embraced; despite the absence of campus staff workers, students are continuing to run programs and are displaying spiritual maturity.

View from the inside:

Ateca Rabukawaqa is the Administrator of PSFC. She says, ‘I love students and want them to have a relationship with God. The excitement is in seeing generations of students knowing God personally and desiring to tell others about him. Their lives change radically, and not only that, their families get saved as well and the impact of their changed lives then changes others.’

Colossians 1:28 inspires Ateca’s vision and ministry: ‘He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.’

Please pray:

  • for more graduates to step forward to mentor students in their ministry;
  • for students to be obedient to God’s calling.