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Light Someone’s World Today, Fijians Urged

There is no feeling more satisfying when one sees the unshed tears of joy for those whose hunger has been appeased or those whose needs have been fulfilled, says Minister
02 Dec 2018 15:28
Light Someone’s World Today, Fijians Urged
Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa with Elder Adolf Johansson during the launch of Light the Word campaign at MHCC in Suva

There is no feeling more satisfying when one sees the unshed tears of joy for those whose hunger has been appeased or those whose needs have been fulfilled, says Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Merseini Vuniwaqa.

She made the remarks during the launch of the “Light the World” programme on Friday at the Morris Hedstrom City Centre (MHCC) foyer in Suva.

Ms Vuniwaqa, while addressing the audience, emphasised the importance of giving without receiving and remembering those who were less fortunate as we approach the festive season.

“This Christmas season I encourage everyone to put your personal interests aside and come forward to render services, either to your community, family or your work colleagues,” she said.

“Light someone else’s world with the goodness that you possess.”

The “Light the World” campaign is a global Christmas initiative launched by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints encouraging people around the world

Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa with Elder Adolf Johansson during the launch of Light the Word campaign at MHCC in Suva to serve others during the holiday season.

The programme, in its third year of existence in the country, runs through the end of this month, with the theme ‘Give as He Gave’ – inviting people to follow the example of Jesus Christ, “the light of the world” (John 8:12).

It is about doing good and walking in the path of Jesus, said Elder Adolf Johansson.

“This campaign invites everyone to give as Jesus gave, to forgive and help each other in whatever capacity possible whether it be by donating toys to a children’s hospital or checking up on your neighbour to see if they are okay,” he said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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