Soul Seekers touch Port Vila crowds

Popular local gospel band the ‘Soul Seekers’ during the festive week engaged themselves in witnessing to God’s people in Port Vila, Vanuatu. They were invited to participate in the Vanuatu Mission’s Youth Congress held over the Christmas and New Year period. The group which is part of the Varamatta Adventist Youth Society of the Seventh…

Catholic children receive confirmation

THIRTY-FIVE children of the Catholic Church at Louna, Russell Islands, received their first holy communion on New Year’s day. This was during a tour by the Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara John Doninoel to the Russell Islands. The newly confirmed children came from the communities around Louna. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the bishop…

AOG opens new church on Malaita

THE people of Kakanole land in the mountains of North Malaita have welcomed the opening of their new Assemblies of God (AOG) church last Friday. For 119 years since Peter Ambuofa of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) returned with gospel from Queensland, Australia, to Kakanole, the people have rejected Christianity and preferred to continue…

Pathfinders end camporee

DESPITE a number of challenges being faced by the pathfinders during the past week in camp, they successfully completed their camporee on a high note over the weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star the camp had enabled the young people to learn something for themselves inorder to be good citizens of the country and to…

Eastern Stars crowned as best choir

EASTERN Stars choir of South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) has won the Our Telekom carol competition in Auki, Malaita province on Saturday. The Kwaibala based choir group edged Fiu cathedral group of Anglican church with 75.5 points to 73.9 points. It collected $8,000, whilst Fiu cathedral settled for $6,000. Leader of Eastern Stars, Hilda Steele…

2013 pathfinder camporee kicks off

The 2013 pathfinder camporee officially kicks off at the Silver camp grounds in Burns Creek, East Honiara yesterday morning. The weeklong event will conclude this coming Saturday night based on the theme ‘Courage to Stand’. The colourful opening ceremony kicked off with a parade from the Lawson Tama stadium starting at 7am marching through the…

Villagers open new chapel

The local congregation of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) of One’oneabu village, Malaita Province, witnessed the opening of their chapel, Thursday. Rev Bishop Matthias Lima of the SSEC head office attended the programme. He opened and dedicated the chapel. Rev Bishop Lima told the congregation: “This building is not the church, the church is…