Sonship Action Teams regularly travel out to Meresu from Australia to engage in community projects and programs.
Many of these teams are comprised of local school and church groups.
Projects have included:
- Fully restoring and maintaining the local medical clinic at Kukudu the local boarding school for the past 10 years.
- Running health programs, kids programs and spiritual programs in the communities.
- Restoring and maintaining Sonship headquarters and the MEDISONSHIPS.
2017 Brisbane Action Team
A team of 16 from the Darling Downs Christian School travelled to Meresu in June. They installed a water tank and pipes to Kukudu Primary School so that Kindy children (5 and 6 years old) do not have to carry buckets of water. All the students will now have drinking water when flooding happens and the main water Supply is dirty. They also beautified the school campus by painting a mural and painting classrooms.
2017 Days for Girls Action Team
This year SONSHIP facilitated a trip for four Brisbane Adventist College (BAC) graduates to travel through the Marovo Lagoon and distribute 840 ‘Days for Girls Kits’ as part of the first ever Medisonship tour of the Lagoon.
These kits will help keep teenage girls in school by providing sustainable and reusable sanitary items. The BAC students had put in a mammoth effort to personally raise the money to purchase the kits and to travel to the Solomon Islands and distribute them.
All up they visited 19 places and countless teenage girls and boys experienced, often for the first time, open and honest gender-specific discussion about an important aspect of their health.
611 teenage girls personally received ‘Days for Girls’ kits, which removes one more barrier that can keep them from school.
2016 Newcastle Action Team
In June 2016 a team of 13 people travelled from Newcastle to Meresu Cove, Solomon Islands. Their mission; to prepare MEDISONSHIP 3 for active service and also to carry out maintenance on the houses and facilities at Sonship Headquarters. The teenage members of the team also ran nightly evangelistic meetings and childrens programs in three local villages. They were also treated to a Day-On-The-Road (actually, water) with a 12hr MEDISONSHIP 3 voyage around remote villages to deliver much needed medical supplies and to visit isolated villagers.