Flags of the Nations: Vanuatu

The flag of Vanuatu includes a yellow Y shape that mimics the chain of islands that make up the country. Yellow is symbolic of sunshine, green symbolizes the fertile lands, red represents the bloodshed for freedom, and black represents the Melanesian people that originally settled the islands.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Vanuatu

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Vanuatu in 2001.

Vanuatu had a population of 288,037 in 2018. That same year, Vanuatu reported 12 Churches of the Nazarene, six of which had been officially organized. Vanuatu has 213 total members.

Located on the Asia-Pacific Region, Vanuatu is a Phase 1 district. For more information about the Asia-Pacific Region, visit asiapacificnazarene.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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