The countries where we work are some of the most vulnerable in the world. This is especially the case in the Pacific, which is highly prone to natural disasters.
The question of why disasters happen has plagued people of faith for thousands of years. A part of coping can involve the acknowledgment that there are no simple answers, but also knowing that God is with us in the midst of suffering. For people of faith, our understanding of scripture can also help or hinder our actions – so it is imperative that we unpack what God says about times of crisis, change and the environment we live in so that we can respond well.
This is the premise of a brand new series of Bible studies produced by CAN DO consortium partners in the Pacific, of which we are a member. (Read more about the work of CAN DO here)
The studies have been developed by Pacific church leaders, drawing on the voices and experiences of people from the Solomon Islands, Fiji, PNG and Vanuatu.