More youths to youth convention

MORE than 1500 South Sea Evangelical church (SSEC) youths from Honiara will travel to Auki to attend the national youth convention to be hosted at Kilusakwalo, central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. National Youth Coordinator Pastor Stanley Aitorea told the Solomon Star yesterday that the number is expected to rise up in the remaining days, before the…

Gospel group to tour Port Vila

THE Transform Journey (TJ) Ministry band from the country will tour parts of Port Vila, Vanuatu later this year. The boys from Malaita but now living in Kobito 2 area in east Honiara are aiming at visiting Port Vila with the word of God through live band performance. A statement from the group said that…

Church ends month long training for pastors

The Solomon Islands School of Ministry of the Assembly of God Church has successfully concluded its one month training in Noro, Western Province, recently. About 40 pastors of the AOG in Honiara, Malaita, and Western provinces participated in the training from May 16 – June 10. The speakers came from Australia, namely Clyde Marback, James…

Church leader calls for support, unity

The superintended of the Assembly of God (AOG) Church in north Malaita is calling on all church members to work together to move the church forward in the coming year. Rev. Micah Fiodoa made the appeal following his re-election last week to look after the north Malaita region for another term. “I want every church…

Women end friendship exchange program

HAUNASI women’s group from south Malaita have successfully ended a friendship program they made to Honiara during the Queen’s birthday weekend. The program involved sharing of gifts, as well as learning and interacting amongst women from the Haunasi community and their village folks who are based in Honiara. The theme of the event was “Strong…

Parental training ends in Malaita

A six days training workshop on positive parenting was recently conducted at Buma village in Malaita. The workshop was held from 25th May to 1st June and was attended by 23 participants from Buma village and surrounding communities within Arekwa region of the Diocese of Malaita. The workshop was organized by the Provincial Mothers Union…

Two ACOM bishops get awards

TWO bishops from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) have received their awards of recognition by the British Empire during the Queen’s birthday on Friday. They are Bishop Nathan Tome from Guadalcanal Diocese and Retired Bishop Richard Basil Naramana from Ysabel diocese. “I was very happy to receive this award that makes my day brighter…

Lunch hour prayer time

A lunch hour prayer time has been initiated for South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) youth members in Honiara at the SSEC central church as of Monday. The aim was to pray for the upcoming national youth convention that will be hosted at the Kilusakwalo village in central Kwara’ae, Malaita province, 25th of this month. “This…

Cocoa farmer tastes chocolate from her beans

Cocoa farmer Agnes Pilopaso of Guadalcanal had never tasted chocolate made from her own beans. The 20-year-old was encouraged to sample a chocolate bar by Liz Rowe, of Dunedin company Ocho, who filmed the tasting. “That was really neat, such a thrill,” Rowe said. Rowe was one of a handful of craft chocolate makers from…

At 77, Aqorau gets her MBE

She may be 77, but Angeline Merle Aqorau displayed the stamina she possessed when she rose to receive her Queen’s Birthday award from acting Governor General Ajilon Nasiu on Friday at Lawson Tama. Mrs Aqorau was a recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award, announced at last year’s Queen’s…