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Mother Receives Early Birthday Gift

Forty-eight-year old Naiqisa Sereinagata can now hear from her son who was one of the 45 soldiers held captive in Syria. Mrs Sereinagata said she had only one birthday wish
13 Sep 2014 14:24
Mother Receives Early Birthday Gift

Forty-eight-year old Naiqisa Sereinagata can now hear from her son who was one of the 45 soldiers held captive in Syria.

Mrs Sereinagata said she had only one birthday wish and that was to hear from her only son, Private Sevuloni Sereinagata.

“The first week passed and I tried to remain confident so I told everyone that something good will happen. That I will get a phone call from my son and he would wish me happy birthday,” she said.

She said that when she first heard that her son was leaving for the Golan Heights she had misgivings.

“I asked Sevu to wait for his father to return from Iraq then he could leave. Also that it was to be his first trip overseas since he was just recruited last year.

“But he told me that he could not do anything much and that was the call from the army. So I believe all that has happened was according to God’s will for him to experience such events,” Mrs Sereinagata said.

She said she received many support from the community members and was grateful to the army for their hard work.

“I received many phone calls from church members, friends and families with words of comfort and I was very grateful, though I kept reminding them to not be sad and be thankful to God for everything that has happened.

“I thank the army officers for their hard work in ensuring the safety of our soldiers, and for their words of comfort to the families who were affected,” the teary eyed mother said.

Mrs Sereinagata will celebrate her birthday on Tuesday next week waiting for her son’s phone call.

Twenty six – year old, Private Sevuloni Sereinagata was one of the 45 soldiers held captive by the al-Nusra Front who were released yesterday.

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