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Veniana Makes Tough Decision To Pursue A Better Family Life

Veniana Makes Tough Decision To Pursue A Better Family Life
Veniana Cama, Katie Burns, Malakai Vulakoro and Jone Cama at Natokawaqa in Lautoka on December 31,2017. PHOTO: KARALAINI TAVI.
January 02
10:00 2018

In pursuing a better life for her family Veniana Cama had to make the sacrifice of leaving her three children and a loving husband in Fiji as she looked for work in the United States of Amer­ica.

Originally from Rukuruku Vil­lage in Ovalau, Ms Cama shared how she prayed and sought divine intervention about the decision to go overseas and work to earn enough money to support her fam­ily.

Ms Cama left Fiji in 2002 and trav­elled in and out of the country till 2006 when she finally got her resi­dency papers.

“It used to be days of staying up and going to sleep late. Trying to make ends meet with the little I earned. It was a tough life of sacrifice” Veniana Cama

“While in Fiji I used to make and sell roti parcels, I used to bake all sorts of cakes and pies and sell them in front of MH in Lautoka. I searched avenues of making mon­ey because I wanted to give my kids the best in life,” she said.

“It used to be days of staying up and going to sleep late. Trying to make ends meet with the little I earned. It was a tough life.

“When I left them it was defi­nitely not easy. My youngest was in primary school and I had many sleepless nights thinking about him, about my husband and about what I had left behind in Fiji.

“In the US I became a caregiver 24/7. I worked hard and when tough times came, when the lone­liness set in, I kept telling myself that this was for the benefit of my family at home in Fiji.”

Ms Cama acknowledges her hus­band, Jone Cama Senior, who stood by her and looked after the family when she was away.

“I thank God for my husband. He is a hardworking man who has looked after the family for the en­tire time I was away in the United States. He came over to me for the first time last year and we have been blessed to spend more time together,” she said.

The Cama family, members who belong to The Salvation Army, are quick to acknowledge the Lord Je­sus Christ as a source of joy and peace.

“Today I look back and see God’s faithfulness. I owe my life to him. I owe my family’s life to him. Be­cause of God’s goodness, my fam­ily is able to witness the blessings we enjoy today,” she added.

Edited by Percy Kean

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