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Survivors To Sing Their Hearts Out

The choir from cyclone-ravaged Koro Island is expected to take the stage by storm at Furnival Park, Toorak on Thursday during the Methodist Church annual conference. Despite the devastation by
16 Aug 2016 08:40
Survivors To Sing Their Hearts Out
Delaimakotu Choir up on stage at the Methodist church of Fiji and Rotuma annual conference yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

The choir from cyclone-ravaged Koro Island is expected to take the stage by storm at Furnival Park, Toorak on Thursday during the Methodist Church annual conference.

Despite the devastation by Cyclone Winston, the choir members are ready to sing their heart out in praise of their God.

Navaga village clergyman Isireli Tuitoga said choir members would arrive tomorrow on board the Lomaiviti Princess.

Koro Island was one of the worst affected areas during Cyclone Winston which claimed eight lives and flattened villages.

Mr Tuitoga said: “Despite Tropical Cyclone Winston, we still managed to prepare our members for the Methodist church choir festival.

“We started preparations in May and it is faith that held us together throughout preparations, even though we were still recovering from the devastation caused by the cyclone.”

Mr Tuitoga said more than 100 choir members from the 14 villages in Koro were expected to participate in the choir festival.

“We are ready to sing our hearts out to God; our goal is show everyone that we have come out stronger in Christ despite the devastation we went through,” he said.

“Most of these choir members have been living in tents since the cyclone and even some of us are conducting our church services in tents.”

Mr Tuitoga said villagers on the island had been living on wild crops and even some had no financial support for the past few months.

“It is the love of God that has brought us this far and our message that we want to bring to this conference is that despite the difficulties we go through, God’s love is forever faithful,” he said.

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