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New Hall for Nabua Church

Two elderly members of the Nabua Methodist Church have commended the construction of a church hall that had its groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. The construction of the hall follows the
01 Oct 2014 11:31
New Hall for Nabua Church
Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Viliame Naupoto meeting soldiers after the church service at Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on December 15, 2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

Two elderly members of the Nabua Methodist Church have commended the construction of a church hall that had its groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.

The construction of the hall follows the 50th anniversary of the church which was celebrated in July.

Salote Colati, 78, who’s been living in Nabua since 1983, was really happy she’s still around to see it.

“We’ve wanted a hall for a really long time. I now have six children, 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and I’m very happy I’m still alive to see that a hall built,” Ms Colati said.

Suliana Delai, 79, a resident of Nabua since 1953 and a church member since its establishment in 1964 says a church hall would be a huge relief.

“The women of the church really wanted a hall because it would be of really good use when we have church functions because all this time we’ve been using a shed and we are really happy,” Ms Delai said.

The two women will be amongst the 724 members of the church to use the new facility once it is completed.

Meanwhile, a lay-preacher of the church, Ratu Taniela Naiocotabua, said building the hall was appropriate because the Nabua Divisional Superintendent’s residence was also within the church’s compound.

He said the hall was estimated to cost $40,000.

“We managed to gather $37,000. The church fundraised for two years in order to collect the funds and we want to thank the members of the church for their co-operation and support,” Mr Naiocotabua said.

He said they hoped to complete the construction of the hall by the end of December or in January if there was any delay.

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