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God, Family Pillars of Support and Success For Tuidrakula

With God’s grace and fam­ily support, 51-year-old Litiana Tuidrakula fi­nally graduated with a Masters of Theology in Church Ministry at the Pacific Theological College in Nasese, Suva. Ms Tuidrakula, an
10 Nov 2018 11:00
God, Family Pillars of Support and Success For Tuidrakula
Litiana Tuidrakulu of the Methodist Church of Fiji with friends and family after the Pacific Theological College graduation on November 8,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

With God’s grace and fam­ily support, 51-year-old Litiana Tuidrakula fi­nally graduated with a Masters of Theology in Church Ministry at the Pacific Theological College in Nasese, Suva.

Ms Tuidrakula, an ordained dea­coness is married to a Methodist Church of Fiji minister.

She is from Vunivesi in Caka­udrove.

She said being a mother of four with many responsibilities is not easy for a woman studying full-time.

However, she overcame all the ob­stacles through the support of her family members.

“I have struggled a lot with my studies because I had to carry out my duties at home and make time for my children, but I have made it through God’s grace and my hus­band’s help and support,” she said.

In addressing her household chores, Ms Tuidrakula taught her children to be independent and to take care of the household in her absence.

Ms Tuidrakula hopes to continue her education if she is awarded an­other scholarship.

“Now I have time with my children and I will encourage them to study because I have gone through strug­gles and I know how important edu­cation is,” said Ms Tuidrakula.

“Women who really want to con­tinue their studies but are unable to because of financial contraints should apply for scholarships,” she added.

Ms Tuidrakula said she has done some related courses a few years ago when her husband was study­ing in 2004 and that inspired her to continue her education.

“If church ministers’ wives are given an opportunity like me to study on a scholarship, then they have to make good use of it.

“I strongly encourage church min­isters’ wives to continue their edu­cation because they play a big role in serving others, especially wom­en. We are also able to empower ourselves as women to stand up for ourselves,” she added.

Ms Tuidrakula stands ready to serve the communities wherever the church will post her.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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