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Church Event Raises $500K

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma was able to col­lect more than $500,000 dur­ing last week’s Festival of Praise at Suva’s Furnival Park. This was confirmed by Methodist Church
23 Aug 2018 10:00
Church Event Raises $500K
Ministers of the Methodist Church and other church officials at the annual conference at Centenary Methodist Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma was able to col­lect more than $500,000 dur­ing last week’s Festival of Praise at Suva’s Furnival Park.

This was confirmed by Methodist Church President Reverend Epin­eri Vakadewavosa on Tuesday.

“Before we started this year we have already collected almost $1.5 million. What was collected last Saturday was just a top up of what we have already collected,” Rever­end Vakadewavosa said.

“We were able to collect more than half a million dollars last week and the money collected will be used for the operations of the church.”

Reverend Vakadewavosa said smoking and drinking was also a factor in the decline of member­ship.

“That is one of the issues in the church and we respect the liberty of everybody, but we preach more of Jesus Christ. He is the way, the truth and the light. He is the total­ity of life,” he said.

“At the same time we are encour­aging our members to get their lives shipshape. Smoking is not part of the Christian life and that is what we are trying to address as well.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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