TAHITI – The people of French Polynesia have a rich, thousand-year history of intrepid ocean navigation, clever stewardship of resources on land and sea, and hard-won pioneering settlements across more than 100 islands. The practice of tattooing began in these islands, and the word “tattoo” in Leviticus 19:28 of many Bible versions is in fact a Tahitian word.
The Logo represents the essence of Evanelia Tahiti, which has the Bible at the center of the person, the family, and the nation. Thus, the Bible, the written Word of God, is at the center of our logo, and all divine good proceeds from it. The blue highlights match the brilliant color of the lagoons, a nod to the breathtaking physical beauty of the islands. The two-legged symbol represents man in Tahitian symbology, and above him is the Tiare Apetahi, the rare and legendary flower which only grows on an isolated plateau on the island of Raiatea. For Tahitians the Apetahi is at the heart of their national identity. As the Bible transforms and renews the mind of every willing Christian (Romans 12:2), so a transformed people can have a lasting impact on their nation. Truly, righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). Running from the Bible through the letters of Evanelia Tahiti is a woven belt, the symbol of the family. As the belt runs downward it goes from generation to generation through history, fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is our prayer that Evanelia Tahiti will be a blessing to biblical education in French Polynesia, impacting men and women, children and families, and ultimately the nation in generations to come.