The initial Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Australasia used literature and tent crusades to win converts but it was less than a decade before they experimented with Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s model of evangelism, one that promoted a healthy lifestyle, simple hydrotherapy, and massage treatments.
Ellen Meyers was a pioneering Adventist missionary who devoted her life to serving the people of Burma, Fiji, and India.
Harold James Meyers was a pastor, missionary, and administrator in Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.
Pastor Charles Michaels commenced his working life with the Seventh-day Adventist Church as one of the first literature evangelists in Australia. He held a number of pastoral, departmental and administrative roles in his forty-nine years of service.
Graham Roy Kofod Miller was a missionary to Kiribati and Youth director in local conferences and Australasian Division.
Joseph and Dulcie Miller spent most of their working life as missionaries in the islands of the South Pacific. Initially, they ministered in Australia, then New Hebrides, Fiji, the Cook Islands, and later for the Australasian Division and the North New South Wales Conference.
Walter Miller, a printer, was an early convert to the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) faith in Melbourne, Australia.
Joseph and Jeanette (Nettie) Mills taught together at the Eastern Training School in Singapore. Joseph Mills later distinguished himself as the founding principal of the New Zealand Missionary College at Longburn. He also served as principal of the Australasian Missionary College at Avondale, New South Wales, and the Darling Range School at Carmel, Western Australia.
Lennard Edwin Minchin was an Australian-born minister and youth leader. An intensely spiritual man who was also an accomplished musician, he served the Church as a youth leader, beginning in 1931, with distinction in both Australasia and later in Northern Europe, and then for 16 years in the General Conference prior to his retirement in 1970.
Gerald Martin Hopetoun Minchin was an Adventist educator from Australia.
The hundreds of boats of the South Pacific fleet, together with their crews and those associated with them (many of whom were Pacific Islanders) made an incredible contribution in support of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the islands of the South Seas. The boats enabled tenacious early pioneer Seventh-day Adventists to open schools and training institutions, provide medical services, and plant church congregations widely throughout those islands.
Aubrey Roland Mitchell was born into a Seventh-day Adventist family on June 19, 1904, in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia. He was initially employed in orchard, farming, and greengrocer work. He commenced his denominational service as a literature evangelist in the South New South Wales Conference between January and June, 1924.
Charles and Evelyn Mitchell spent twenty-eight years of service in leadership in mission service primarily in the territory of Papua and New Guinea.
Don Mitchell served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an evangelist, church pastor, district director, and union and conference president. His ministry and leadership as an administrator in the Pacific Islands for 25 years was centered on his innate love of people and fulfilling God’s work with the full support of his wife and five children.
After graduating from the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital in 1934, Edna May Mitchell served the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church as a nurse for 36 years.
Thomas Alfred Mitchell was a Publishing Department secretary and Home Missions secretary for Australasian Union Conference, and Signs Publishing Co. manager.
Henele Foti Moala was a teacher in Tonga, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and American Samoa, and a minister in Tonga and New Zealand.
Semisi Moala was a Pioneer Tongan school principal and minister.
Rex Moe emerged from poverty in the outback town of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, to become a spiritual leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in several conferences in Australia as well as the president of the Western Pacific Union Mission.
The Morobe Mission is the Seventh-day Adventist administrative entity for the Morobe region on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Its headquarters are in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.