World Day of Prayer
‘Build on a Strong Foundation’
Join with Vanuatu
At the time of writing the WDP service will be live streamed at 10:30 or 11am Friday 5th March 2021
You are invited to bring a stone to the service which The Methodist Church, Hoddesdon is hosting.
Meeting ID: 881 7158 3197
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A service can also be accessed from the WWDP website :
The Methodists with Elim Life Church
To the Ni-Vanuatu, the people of Vanuatu, land is very important. It is not viewed as a thing to be owned, but as vital to the existence of humans as a mother is to a child. The traditional Vanuatu family took care of each other and was self-sustaining, and respect was shown for the environment. Modern technology is changing life – although the internet is scarcely available in the outer islands, mobile phones are almost universal. But the islands, which vary greatly in songs, dances and customs, are proud of their cultural identity.
Traditional staple foods include yam, taro, banana, coconut, sugar cane, tropical nuts and greens, pigs, fowl, and seafood. The national ceremonial dish is lap-lap – a pudding made of grated root crops or plantain. The preparation and drinking of kava is an integral part of ceremonial occasions, when pigs are exchanged and eaten.
The coconut tree is viewed as the tree of life because all its parts are useful. The demand for cash crops has now limited the amount of land available for traditional food.
WDP – Informed Prayer – Prayerful Action
The World Day of Prayer supports many charities. This year you can donate to WDP work by making a donation via their website: www.wwdp.org.uk or by Test message to 70085 using the phrase 2021WDP and then adding the amount you wish to donate. Thank you.