TEN Percent of South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) local communities in Solomon Islands have engaged in the Model Community Development (MCD) program.
Of 527 local SSEC communities in Solomon Islands the model Community Development program covers only 51 communities since establishment of the program, in 2008.
According to SSEC MCD data nine communities are in phase 1, 19 communities in phase 2, 12 communities in phase 3 and 10 communities in phase four ready to graduate this year.
Most of these communities have reached phase 2 and 3 that mean they nearly reached the final phase of MCD 8 components.
The second SSEC community in Solomon islands that will be graduated from this program is Maoro village in Marau, Guadalcanal.
Speaking at the Buiano community graduation on Friday this week SSEC Regional Development Coordinator Jacobeth Maneiria said MCD is a Christ centered holistic approach to address both the spiritual wellbeing and the physical need of communities in Solomon Islands.
“MCD aims to fulfil SSEC mission statement, grow mature church to impact the nation and to touch the world.”
“The goal of MCD is to develop a model community where people are natured in a community of love, where each person is valued and encouraged to work together for good of the whole community and where truth is lived out.”
Mrs Maneiria cheers South Sea Evangelical leadership for establishment the national office structure to accommodate various ministries and departments including the latest MCD department.
The MCD program was largely funded by Baptist World Aid Australia a member of transform Aid International group affiliated agency of Australia Baptist Ministries.
Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji also benefited from similar program funded by Baptist World Aid Australia.
By SOLOMON LOFANA