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Greater Hope In God: Operation Tucake Tale

While continuing relief efforts to affected villages after Cyclone Winston, Operation Tucake Tale gave reassurance that there was greater hope in God. “We encourage our people not only by giving
30 May 2016 14:29
Greater Hope In God: Operation Tucake Tale
The Sasamaki Team collecting rubbish and cleaning the village grounds. Photo: Global Compassion Fiji

While continuing relief efforts to affected villages after Cyclone Winston, Operation Tucake Tale gave reassurance that there was greater hope in God.

“We encourage our people not only by giving them food, clothing and other basic necessities but also giving them the reassuring message that there is a greater hope in God,” said Global Compassion chairman Reverend Suliasi Kurulo.

Operation Tucake Tale is currently in the second phase of Global Compassion’s efforts, three and a half months after the devastation of TC Winston.

Global Compassion is the charitable or service arm of Christian Mission Fellowship International.

Operation Tucake Tale was first launched in the village of Nataleira in Tailevu North and the second one was held on Saturday at Qelekuro village and nearby Drano settlement, also in Tailevu North.

Saturday’s efforts saw the planting of 5000 kumala tops, several homes were repaired, roofing iron sheets were nailed back onto damaged homes, village lawn were cleaned and mowed, rubbish cleared and medical and counselling teams were able to visit every home in the village.

Five teams were mobilised in the area of Medical, Counselling, Carpentry, Gardening and General clean-up or ‘sasamaki’.

The teams had colour codes in the form of coloured tee-shirts and had team leaders who directed the flow of work.

The children of the village were kept occupied with special activities and games conducted by the Children’s Ministry team.

In keeping with its core function of reaching people and touching lives with the love of God, Global Compassion has chosen a seven-pillar model of building a community to propel its “Operation Tucake Tale”.

The seven pillars of building a community was first released in 2015, by Reverend Kurulo who is also the President and Founder of Christian Mission Fellowship International.

Reverend Kurulo said this was the opportune time to implement these pillars as a guide in helping people recover and rebuild their lives after a traumatic experience like TC Winston.

The seven pillars include, Godliness, Cleanliness, Health, Beauty, Intelligence, Peace and Financial Prosperity.

The five teams mobilised in Operation Tucake Tale incorporate these seven pillars and these were implemented first in Nataleira and also in Qelekuro and Drano.

 

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