700 Students Attend Christian Meeting
Over 700 students from 20 secondary schools yesterday met at the Lambert Hall at the Marist Brothers High School for a Scripture Union Rally.
Scripture Union official Mikaele Mudreilagi said students from schools all the way from Navua to Tailevu North attended the meeting.
“They learnt the value of networking amongst schools, sharing testimonies and issues of sex, drugs, alcohol but mainly in terms of how the Word of God is applicable in their daily lives,” Mr Mudreilagi said.
He said the meeting was the first of three rallies in a year; one for each term.
“This is a youth empowerment programme where high school students can be given a message of hope and encouragement to maintain themselves in their academic pursuit by having Christian values.”
The rally was organised by the Scripture Working Group made up of volunteers who were youth leaders.
“They are youth leaders networking with the Christian fellowship leaders in schools under the Scripture Union Programme,” he said.
Mr Mudreilagi said the hall was not big enough.
“That is how big the participation is. It is just jammed pack,” said Mr Mudreilagi.
Edited by Rusiate Mataika