Ray & Laura Pittman

Island Encounters Fiji Founders and Co-directors

The Pittmans are the founders and co-directors of Island Encounters Fiji. Ray and Laura first came to Fiji in 2001, and have been working in community development and student ministry in Fiji since that time. Their 3 daughters Eden, Elani and Isla were all born in Fiji, and the family has been blessed with dual USA/Fiji citizenship. The Pittmans have a heart for the poor and lost, and a heart to equip missions-minded young people to go out into the world. They love people, photography, and stories. (Click here to buy Ray’s book “When the Sharks Come,” including some of the stories you may hear in Fiji!)

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Island Encounters Fiji Team

The Green Family

Tim and Tawnya Green, originally from Texas, joined Island Encounters in 2016 to help fill the need for a children’s ministry. For over 20 years, they have been dedicated to teaching children the love of Jesus. The Greens direct children’s programs in the schools, communities and orphanages.  Through the Green’s ministry the children of Fiji are coming to know Jesus!  Local church partners are asking for more help, and the needs are great.  The Greens work in children’s discipleship, evangelism, tutoring, literacy training and mentoring visiting teams.

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Meliki & Ola Talolo

Meliki (Liki) is the Farming Ministry Director of Island Encounters and enjoys the ministry opportunities that his job presents. Liki and Ola stay at Oasis Farm with their adorable daughters Titi and Vani. They manage the farm, host teams, and assist with Island Encounter’s community and children’s ministry.  Liki has a heart for teaching the Word of God to others, and challenging the people of Fiji to seek God beyond tradition and to serve the Lord completely with their hearts and lives.

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