Journal of pacific
The Journal of Pacific Adventist History serves historians, members and others interested in the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific Islands.
It focuses on people and events involved in the establishment and development of the church in preparation for the event of the ages—the Second Coming of Christ.
This journal is edited and published by David Hay. To contact David, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journals available online:
Volume 10, Number 1—August 2014
Establishing early mission outpost stations | Incredible flight over Pacific water | Undaunted women; rough living conditions | Courtesy and generosity make a difference in World War II
Volume 9, Number 1—December 2010
Ghoghombe, Adopt a Clinic, Aviation in the Western Pacific—1970-1977. The Isolated Western Islands of PNG | Funding Priorities for Adventist Education in the South Pacific
Volume 8, Number 1—September 2008
Adventism in the Cook Islands | Five years in the Sepik | Influence of music at Jones Missionary College | Brian Dunn, an Adventist Martyr on the Island of Malaita
Volume 7, Number 1—June 2007
Solomon Islands after World War II | Establishing the first mission base in the Ramu district of PNG | Music at Jones Missionary college | Ellen Meyers of Fiji | Youth Ministry
Volume 6, Number 1—June 2006
A look into South Pacific culture | Interesting funeral practices in PNG | Other missionary stories
Volume 5, Number 1—June 2005
Stories from the various Pacific Island nations
Volume 4, Number 2—December 2004
South Pacific islands captivate | Out of tragedy, a new hope | Death of a missionary
Volume 4, Number 1—June 2004
The work of the church in Papua New Guinea
Volume 3, Number 2—December 2003
Our beginnings in Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands
Volume 3, Number 1—June 2003
Growth of the church in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu
Volume 2, Number 2—December 2002
The Gospel to all the world | A formidable task | Breaking new ground (part 4)
Volume 2, Number 1—June 2002
Pioneering evangelism in Polynesia's Samoa | Breaking new ground (part 3) | A life well lived—Manase Niuafe of Tonga
Volume 1, Number 2—December 2001
A dream come true | Breaking new ground (part 2) | The influence of the international date line on the Pacific Sabbath
Volume 1, Number 1—June 2001
Establishing Pacific Adventist College | Breaking new ground (part 1) | An unusual practice
Journal of Pacific Adventist History
David and Cecily Hay produce the Journal of Pacific Adventist History out of the desire to record the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Islands before valuable resource material is lost forever. These journals are published twice yearly.
"We have nothing to fear for the future except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history."
The journals feature inspiring accounts of personal experiences and events that have made an impact on the lives of many missionaries and islanders.
About the Authors
David Hay holds a BA from Avondale College, Cooranbong, NSW, and has served the work of the Adventist Church in the Pacific Islands for 39 years in the fields of education, ministry and administration. He is presently an elder of the Kanwal Adventist church in NSW. He is the author of a soon-to-be-released book on the work of the Samoan Adventist church, covering a period of more than 100 years.
Cecily Hay holds an MA from Andrews University in Michigan, USA. As an educator, she has taught at Longburn College and Auckland Adventist High School in New Zealand. From 1990-1993 she served as Primary Education director at Fulton College, Fiji. She is presently an elder and the treasurer of the Kanwal Church in NSW.
Since retiring from church service in 1996, David and Cecily have served as volunteers, caring for churches in NSW.
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