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Moala Feast For Reverend Banivanua

The people of Moala, Lau, cooked traditional Lauan dishes and lovo food yesterday to provide a feast for Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma president, Reverend Tevita Banivanua. It was
30 Aug 2015 10:50
Moala Feast For Reverend Banivanua
From left: Irivi Draunidalo, Joji Mar Banivanua, Methodist Church president Reverend Tevita Banivanua, a former church president Reverend Laisiasa Ratabacaca, and Roko Jojiana Bale Banivanua. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The people of Moala, Lau, cooked traditional Lauan dishes and lovo food yesterday to provide a feast for Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma president, Reverend Tevita Banivanua.

It was a feast of celebrating God’s goodness and faithfulness for the eight villages on the island to celebrate Reverend Banivanua, the highest priest in the church.

Reverend Banivanua is from Naroi Village in Moala, Lau. He is the second church president from village – the first was Reverend Laisiasa Ratabacaca.

During traditional ceremonies, Moala district leader in Suva, Taito Draunidalo reassured Reverend Banivanua of their support.

The feast was at the Fijian Teachers Association Hall in Suva.

Reverend Banivanua encouraged the people of Moala to love one another and to work together.

“This has been a tough year for many of us and for us as individuals, we need to strive for the best for our family and also for our nation, Fiji.

“We believe that through God, we will be able to encounter the struggles that is yet to come our way,” he said.

Mr Draunidalo said the islanders treasured the celebration.

“We just had our conference last week and today we came together as an island to celebrate Reverend Banivanua’s re-appointment. It was a blessing,” Mr Draunidalo said.

“We believe the Lord has greater plans for us,” he said.

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