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Mission Work Bears Fruit

The Christian Mission Fellowship International (CMFI) Fiji branch plans to step up its activities, especially its mission work offshore, after celebrating 25 years of existence this year. It says the
02 May 2015 10:34
Mission Work Bears Fruit
Founder and president Christian Mission Fellowship International Reverend Suliasi Kurulo (front), at the World Harvest Centre in Kinoya yesterday. Photo: Stella Moresio

The Christian Mission Fellowship International (CMFI) Fiji branch plans to step up its activities, especially its mission work offshore, after celebrating 25 years of existence this year.

It says the main focus is spreading the Gospel and flying Fiji’s flag as members carry out their duties in line with the church’s intent.

CMFI director World Mission Pastor Laisiasa Jioji said while the aim was to cover 196 countries worldwide, there were a lot of challenges faced by missionaries in terms of working and living in foreign lands, but it was all for the work of God.

“A good example is in 1990 where we had to deploy our missionaries to the Solomon Islands,” he said.

“Back then, in some areas missionaries travelled to, the natives were still very much naked; they had not heard the Gospel and now 25 years after that we are ordaining pastors.

“When we measure every progress in the past 25 years, we have spread the Gospel to some places that have never been reached.

“More than 100 countries are covered with mission work so far.

“There are places where we have our missionaries and there are places with network of churches that we are working with and some places where it’s just us,” he said.

Pastor Jioji said despite the difficulties there had been positive feedbacks received by the church from its areas of operation in several countries.

“I guess the best part is just to see people who never knew how to read or write or attend schools and those are the testimonies,” he said.

“We build churches in those schools and those are the testimonies that we leave behind and you know where there were no churches before there are now churches where you will find Fijian missionaries.”

Pastor Jioji said despite all the challenges faced; the reward was having people to come to learn about God and that was all worth it.

“We plan to be in every country in the world spreading the Gospel and flying the Fiji Flag for this nation,” he said.

“People may not know the church CMF but they know the Fijian missionaries.”

stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj

 

 




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