Nunawading Church Men’s Ministry wanted to do something that assists a community as well as improve the bonding and authenticity between men , fathers and their sons at church.
So last year we went on a Fly and Build, helping with some of the building work at El Haven on the outskirts of Port Vila, Vanuatu. This whole project was established on faith and a strong desire to be of assistance to the Vanuatuan people.
El Haven is a Mother-Baby refuge and is being built for local single (and hence ostracised) mothers and their unwanted babies, to save the mother the heartbreaking choice of either aborting or giving birth and leaving the baby in the jungle.
We also visited the prison on both Sabbaths, worshipping with the men. The Deputy Commissioner for Prisons accompanied us and gave a very encouraging message followed by a personal hand shake with each prisoner.
Plans are underway for more service.