Spiritual Emphasis with Rev. Steve Blake

Rev. Stephen and Helen Blake

Near the beginning of each school year, we have a special Spiritual Emphasis Week. This year, we are honored to have Rev. Stephen Blake as our special guest speaker.

Stephen is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God in Australia. Stephen and Helen Blake are long time friends of Vanuatu and of Joy Bible Institute. They have ministered extensively in Vanuatu, the Philippines, Belarus, Estonia, El Salvador, Thailand, Turkey, Israel and India! They also started the “Community Christian Schools Vanuatu” in response to the school education needs in Vanuatu. They have been a great blessing and we look forward to their ministry the second week of March.

Stephen will minister during our Spiritual Emphasis Week beginning Monday night, 7 March through Friday, 11 March as well as during the morning chapel services Tuesday and Thursday. You are invited to attend!

Campus Improvements

retaining wall JBI


Small projects around the new JBI classroom building have continued. On one side of the classroom building, a new retaining wall was built to stop erosion and flooding from the hillside above. Pastor Peter Avock ‘07 JBI Grad, returned for a few weeks to build it.

Fijian friendThe final coat of paint is now on the new classroom building. A team of young people from the country of Fiji have been on a mission trip to Vanuatu and surprised us with an offer to do some practical work. So they came for several mornings and painted for us! The stone retaining wall along the front was painstakingly built by the JBI students. And though there is some more landscaping to do, we are almost done!

2012 JBI Classroom

Youth Sports Day at JBI

What a great youth sports day we had today at JBI! Church teams rotated continuously on the volleyball court and soccer field from early morning until late afternoon. The kitchen crew prepared food all day to feed the hungry crowd! We must have had 200 visitors, way over our expectations! All the proceeds of the day go to financing the JBI student’s November mission trip to the island of Santo! Thank you to all the friends and families from so many churches who came and supported our sports day! We really appreciate your support!

DJ JackJob & David

VisitorsQuite a kick!

SpectatorsFottballPoint!Miss V


Unofficial game

JBI to Host the School of Christ


Rev. Charles R. Chamblee, pastor of Victory Temple Church in Wetumpka, Alabama (USA), will conduct his third School of Christ for pastors on the JBI campus 1-18 November 2011. He has previously conducted the School of Christ on Santo and Tanna. Pastor Chamblee’s church is fully sponsoring the School of Christ. All Shefa pastors are invited. The sessions will be interpreted into Bislama.

Download your application for the School of Christ or call the Assemblies of God Headquarters at 26651. All applications should be submitted before 30 September 2011. You may mail your application to:

Assemblies of God Headquarters
P. O. Box 332
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Telephone: 26651

New Classroom Building Under Construction

imageThe construction of the new classroom building is underway! A 22-member team from Kokomo, Indiana, New Life Church is coming 28 June to 9 July to help with the project.

The team will also be conducting youth rallies, children’s meetings, and services in some of our churches. They will also be ministering at the JBI Chapel, 30 June, and 5 and 7 July at 10:30. Welcome to Pastors Blankenship, Campbell, Peternel, and New Life Church!