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Contestants urged to continue advocacy role

Contestants urged to continue advocacy role
2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival King contestants at a thanksgiving church service in Valelevu, Nasinu, on August 12, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
August 13
12:27 2018

Contestants of the 2018 Vodafone Fji Hibiscus Festival were encouraged to continue advocating what they believe in, even after the pageant week.

Attending the Hibiscus traditional thanksgiving church service in Valelevu, Nasinu, yesterday the contestants (Queens, Kings, Teens, Princes and Princesses) joined hands in prayer seeking God’s blessings for the week-long competition, and their message to reach as many Fijians as possible.

Pastor Semiti Kaisau of Christ Embassy Suva told the contestants: “It does not really matter if you do not get crowned or recognised. It is not the end of the world.

“Create yourself a platform and always look up and say ‘I believe I can become the one too’.  After the week is over, the platform will still be there and life goes on.”

Pastor Kaisau prayed for the contestants, asking God to bless each one with wisdom, knowledge and prosperity.

“They are the children of God. Let the choices they make be righteous of their need. Propensity is yours; success is yours. Bless them with success upon success and victory upon victory,” he prayed.

2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival contestants joined the community in Nasinu at a thanksgiving church service on August 12, 2018.  Photo: Ashna Kumar

2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival contestants joined the community in Nasinu at a thanksgiving church service on August 12, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar

He went on to encourage the contestants that they will face difficulties in the competition, but not to lose hope.

“This is just the beginning for your long journey in life. You are already blessing the nation as they watch you conquer the world. After the event, you will go your different ways.

“The challenges are real, there are a lot of difficult choices that you will have to make.

“In a race not everybody wins, but there are rules that guide you to be the best in the race,” Pastor Kaisau said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

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