SUNCITY

Kava Concerns Raised

The oldest retired Methodist church minister, Reverend Pauliasi Vatanitawake, 84, has lashed out at the heavy consumption of kava by its members. “The heavy consumption of kava has affected the
28 Aug 2014 03:36

The oldest retired Methodist church minister, Reverend Pauliasi Vatanitawake, 84, has lashed out at the heavy consumption of kava by its members.

“The heavy consumption of kava has affected the spiritual welfare of the members and church leaders and elders should be aware of this.

Rev Vatanitawake is originally from Namara in Kadavu and is the oldest retired church minister who was part of the Jubilee celebrations last week and also this week’s conference.

“What we have discussed during our meeting for the past few days has been very enlightening,” he said.

“I hope the leaders of the church will be able to take back what they have learned and reflect on it.”

Rev Vatanitawake, who has been attending the conference since 1964, says a lot of positive changes have taken place in the church during the past years.

“During my time, support from the church was usually received every three months; now they receive it every two weeks,” he said.

“This should serve as a boost for them to spread the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ,” he said.

He acknowledged the Government for lifting the restrictions and other denominations for taking part during their Jubilee.




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