J Gary & Lori

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Jeremy and Jasmine


Serving in Vanuatu, Asia Pacific


Account #2364255

c/o Joy Bible Institute
P O Box 808
Port Vila VANUATU

Training the next generation of pastors for Vanuatu and beyond! Children: Jeremy (2001) & Jasmine (2001). Please visit our website below!

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The face and sound of America has greatly changed since I was a child. Except for fourth grade Spanish television lessons with Senorita Conchita, and high school French with Madame Gaffie, I’m not sure that I ever heard anyone speaking another language (except at church!). Today, everywhere we go, we hear many languages: Spanish, French, …


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One Down and Two to Go! We have just finished the first school term at Joy Bible Institute where we are training the next generation of pastors for Vanuatu and beyond. One down and two to go for 2019! It is interesting that we now have some older men who have enrolled in the three-year …


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Did you know there are several island countries in the South Pacific which speak French? French is the official language of New Caledonia Wallis & Futuna French Polynesia And it is even one of the three official languages of Vanuatu! Over the years, the Assemblies of God of New Caledonia have invited us to minister …


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Many of you may not know that Lori has served on the AG Vanuatu National Disaster Committee since its founding in 2015 after Cyclone Pam. She is the committee treasurer and has spearheaded much of the fundraising to help each of the 60 Assemblies of God churches affected by that natural disaster. Here is the …


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At the Thanksgiving table, a cousin asked me about baptizing new converts in our ministry. As missionaries, we follow the example of the Apostle Paul who rarely baptized converts himself (see 1 Corinthians 1:14-16). We want local pastors to baptize new converts so that these new disciples will be grafted into the local body of …


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Projects


JBI Student Housing Phase 2

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To build housing for eight married Joy Bible Institute student families. $15,000 needed for each unit.

Green Hill Primary School

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Green Hill Primary School K-6 is a Christian school serving the children living in a remote agricultural community on the island of Efate. In March 2015 Cyclone Pam totally destroyed the school. Three classrooms and a kindergarten building have been rebuilt. This phase of the project will provide the final three classrooms. This Assemblies of God school is the only school available for the children of the area.