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Rotuma Blessed With Beauty

Sunday school children of Churchward Chapel heard yesterday that the island of Rotuma was very beautiful. Church official Kelly Finiasi said: “There are many children who have not been to
16 May 2016 09:07
Rotuma Blessed With Beauty
Children during their Church Service yesterday. Photo: SHAHANI MALA.

Sunday school children of Churchward Chapel heard yesterday that the island of Rotuma was very beautiful.
Church official Kelly Finiasi said: “There are many children who have not been to Rotuma and only have seen pictures and heard about Rotuma from their elders.

“Rotuma is full of natural beauty.Our land is blessed with natural resources but it’s changing due to the act of men,” she said.

Ms Finiasi said most of the 179 children in the classes were raised in Fiji and would like to visit their homeland, Rotuma, and experience what they have been told about the island in Sunday school.

She is one of the 12 teachers who conduct Sunday school class for the church.

Eight-year-old Darik Finiasi said: “I have never been to Rotuma and it’s my dream to visit my homeland one day.

“I have only seen pictures of Rotuma Island and heard about it from my parents.”
Church minister Reverend Mario Rigamoto said: “For the last 30 years the Church has been organising the Sunday school.

“Students learn about God and his sacrifices for his people and the good things he has done.

“We also tell children stories of Rotuma and allow people to share their Rotuma experience with our students.”
The Fiji-Rotuman community collected over $10,000 during the Rotuma Day celebration on Saturday which will be donated towards the Prime Minister’s Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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