Fiji Mission 2015-2020

The Vision

To partner with the people of Fiji to engage with the outer island Fijian communities bringing hope and improved quality of life through medical outreaches, practical workshops, and Bible Training.

The Background

For years Youth With A Mission (YWAM) teams around Fiji have engaged in bringing hope and blessing to the people of Fiji – mainly on the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. There have been short-term outreaches into the Lomaiviti, Yasawa, Mamanuca, Kadavu, and Lau groups to a certain degree through visiting YWAM vessels in the past. Many people have been praying for the release of a Fiji based vessel to continue reaching out to the more isolated communities in the Fiji islands.

Todd and Ellen Mandeville from the USA have generously donated the use of their sailing yacht Mandolin. We have partnered with them to use Mandolin for an initial period of five years to further our services to the more isolated Fijian islands.

The Action

The plan is to use Mandolin to transport YWAM’s volunteer teams to the remote islands in Fiji to provide the following:

  • Healthcare services
  • Biblically based Community Leadership Training
  • Agricultural and nutritional workshops
  • Promoting systems such as Solar, bio-gas and hydroponics technology
  • Sailing lessons for the youth
  • Ministering the God’s love to people in various ways (prayer, visitation, kids ministry)

Project Funding

Teams that travel on Mandolin for outreach, will pay a small fee to cover food and other expenses while underway (approx. 10 FJD/day/person). Other expenses for mooring, major repairs, etc will be covered through fundraising events in Fiji and overseas. The cost for that should not exceed 5,000 USD/year understanding that the majority of that will be insurance costs.

We do need financial partners in this project. For tax-deductable donations please make your gift payable to Youth With A Mission – with a separate note saying (Mandolin Fiji) into the following accounts:

For donors in the USA:

MandolinYWAM Honolulu

YWAM Honolulu – Accounting office
Attn: Mandolin
2707 , Hipawai Place
Honolulu, HI 96822

For New Zealand Donors:

ASB Bank
Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Acct# 12-3014-0035830-01

For those not needing a tax-deductible receipt , we have a paypal account connected to the e-mail address: hkraenzlin@gmail.com

Contact

Project-coordinator

Hinrich Kraenzlin
121, Meander Drive
Tauranga, New Zealand 3112
hkraenzlin@gmail.com
NZ phone:  +64-220719720   or   +64-7-5442842

Vessel owners

Todd and Ellen Mandeville
PO Box 1551
Hailey, ID 83333
tmandeville@epiphanysolutions.net
US phone: 208-720-5954

 

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