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Southwestern Union Support and Visit to Pohnpei
August 15, 2019

BURLESON, TEX. – More than 320 school children at the Pohnpei Seventh-day Adventist School on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia have a fresh supply of crayons, markers, scissors, sports balls and other necessities for the new school year thanks to the continued support and commitment of the Southwestern Union.

At the behest of the North American Division, each union in the division has partnered with one island located within the Guam-Micronesia Mission (GSM) to support the churches, schools and mission work on that island. The Pohnpei school is the only Adventist-run educational institution on the island and is staffed by a small number of permanent staff with the remaining teaching positions being filled by student missionaries, usually serving on a year-by-year basis. According to the GSM, Pohnpei is the largest, highest and most populous single island in the Federated States of Micronesia with over 34,000 people.

In addition to providing needed supplies, the Southwestern Union’s, Sonia Cano, children’s ministries director, and Helvis Moody, youth, young adult and prayer ministries director are visiting the island in September to provide a Vacation Bible School and a Week of Prayer.

This year, the Children’s Sabbath offering collected in the Southwestern Union on October 5 will go to support Pohnpei projects. To learn more and to support student missionaries and school children on Pohnpei, or to learn about becoming a missionary to the island, visit