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For years I have been seeking my place in the Lord’s service. I have been to Belize and S Korea in my missionary adventures, but now my calling is to Tonga. Where is Tonga, you ask? It is a small island kingdom just east of Fiji and south of ... More ...

For years I have been seeking my place in the Lord’s service. I have been to Belize and South Korea in my missionary adventures, but now my calling is to Tonga. Where is Tonga, you ask? It is a small island kingdom just east of Fiji and south of Samoa.

I feel that although I have my woes at times, the Lord has greatly blessed me and that I have a personal duty to share these blessings with those who may not have been as fortunate as myself. In exploring the need in Tonga, I discovered a people accustomed to poverty and disaster. Cyclone Ian proved to these people that not even their remote islands were safe from disasters of global proportions, as Ha’apai witnessed first-hand on January 11, 2014.

My new appointment is at Mizpah Mission SDA School in Nieafu, Vava’u, Tonga. I will be serving as a volunteer teacher beginning on January 28, 2015, and have been informed that my name is already on the teaching roster.  This school is short a few teachers because they are not able to pay them. Although I am told they will provide accommodations, this will be in the form of a house only. It will be up to me to provide my own utility expenses, food, transportation, and any other incidental expenses. From what I understand, many of the church members will likely provide food on a somewhat regular basis though, in appreciation of my services.

My son will be accompanying me on this trip, and in addition to teaching at this school, he and I will be working to promote Pathfindering in the northern islands of Tonga. Pathfinders is a Christian youth organization that promotes spiritual, personal, physical, and developmental growth in the young people who join. I have been informed by the Tongan Seventh Day Adventist Youth Director that our services will be of great value in this area. I have been told I will need a vehicle of my own for this service, so that I am not relying on other church members to cart us around all the time.

I have estimated the total cost of this year-long trip to exceed $10,000, with the round-trip airfare for the 2 of us costing just over $4,000. While I know this is my duty to fulfil this assignment appointed by God, I believe He has given an opportunity to everyone to be able to help in such services. Some can donate their time, and others can donate their money.

This is where I pray that each and every one of you reach deep within your heart and give as you can. While I as a disabled veteran can give the time, I certainly do not have this much money laying around. I need your help! You may not think you have a lot, but believe me when I say that most of us today have more than these people. Every little bit helps. Please open your hearts and give as you can.

Thank you, and may God bless you,

Anthony Pearce

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