Families Reminded To Be Loyal, Truthful
Members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, the Fiji Police Force and their families were reminded of one simple message – to be loyal, speak the truth and in love.
The message was echoed to the two security forces during the Ratu Sukuna Bowl thanksgiving church service at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Sunday.
RFMF chaplain, Reverend Ilaitia Tuwere, during the thanksgiving service said: “All of us sitting here today can talk; we talk everywhere, parents at home, teachers in schools, doctors in hospitals, pastors in churches etc. we should speak in truth and in love.”
Reverend Tuwere then emphasised on fidelity at home, especially to married couples.
“On our wedding day we both had our part to speak and said our vows, for richer or poorer, in sickness (whether it’s one year), and in health, I will always love you, what happened to those vows?” he said.
“Some women have their fingers stacked with rings, are those words still alive and true? Is there still loyalty.
“This is an ongoing issue in our homes and it’s not new. When you speak at home, to your wife or husband speak with love and truth. Be loyal to what you vowed for in heaven and earth. We should live the life God wants us to live, a true and faithful one.”
Meanwhile, RFMF Commander, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, said the RFMF team had left everything behind and were now looking forward to 2017 Sukuna Bowl challenge.
“We will go and prepare well for the next Sukuna bowl,” he said.
He also acknowledged the Police for their work in trying to keep our country and its people safe.
“We’ve never seen or hear you giving up or complaining about your work.
“When we all go on leave you are working trying to make sure that the citizens are safe, we respect that,” he said.
“On behalf of the RFMF we wish the Police Force well on their work this festive season and we (RFMF) are also prepared and ready to help if need be.”
Police will be hosting the Sukuna Bowl next year.