Ministry Location: Vanuatu
Ministry Focus: Dave and Julie Wood Global Workers whose ministry focus is in the city of Port Vila, in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
The Woods are serving as pastors at International Christian Church, an assembly that ministers to the many international people groups in the city. Gifted in evangelism and discipleship, they are reaching out to the entire community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As well as preaching, Dave is developing a strong leadership team at the church, and also teaches periodically at the local Bible School, Joy Bible Institute. He enjoys mentoring men in ministry, and daily Christ-like living. Julie excels at inspiring women through small groups and mentoring, in various aspects of discipleship and life. She has also taken on some of the church administration work.
Recently, the Woods have begun a building program as International Christian Church has grown significantly, and no longer fits in the building they have been renting. ICC has now purchased their piece of land, and initial groundwork and the building has begun. They are looking to build a church that will house 500+ people with children’s and youth ministry areas. The vision for this campus is that it will be a thriving centre for all people in the city to come to throughout the week for ministry; meeting needs practically, and sharing love and community. Your prayers and support are appreciated as they continue this vital ministry.
Ministry History: David and Julie have been serving in ministry with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada since 1987. Growing up in Alberta, their Canadian pastoral ministry has been in Ontario, British Columbia, and back in Alberta. Dave graduated from Northwest Bible College, now Vanguard, in Edmonton. Julie received her Education degree from the University of Alberta. Together they have been a power team used by God to touch the lives of many people of all ages throughout their years of ministry. The call to the mission field came in 2014, and they moved to Port Vila, Vanuatu, in August, 2015. Their passion is for seeing people come to Jesus, and to disciple them in their Christian faith.
- Pray that the Lord will pour out His Spirit in Port Vila, that many would find Jesus as their personal Saviour, and would seek to follow Him daily.
- Pray that the Lord would provide the needed resources for building our new church.
- Pray that the Lord of the Harvest would continue to bring more leaders to assist us in discipleship and training.
- Pray that the Lord would guide and direct us, strengthen us, and sustain us.