Soldier: Power Of Prayer Was My Weapon

We can feel the power of prayer from our loved ones here in Fiji.
23 Mar 2019 03:37
Soldier: Power Of Prayer Was My Weapon
Antonio Talemaimalea with his family at the Nadi International Airport on March 22, 2019. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

For Antonio Talemaimalea, prayer was his main source of strength when he was away from his family for one year for work purposes.

Private Talemaimalea was part of a group of 70 Fijian peacekeepers who returned from Sinai yesterday afternoon after serving a one-year mission under the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

“With our service in Sinai, I thank God for protecting me throughout the year,” he said.

“We can feel the power of prayer from our loved ones here in Fiji as well as the churches who are praying for those serving in the Middle East.”

He said the duty of the group of peacekeepers was to bring peace and stability to war-torn countries.

“We are doing our service in protecting and bringing peace and stability for war-torn countries,” he said.

His sister, Nina Lalakomacoi, said the family was overjoyed to have him safely back home.

“ … from here we will go straight to Bau Island where the families will be waiting for him,” she said.

“Through prayers and video calls we usually talk as a family with him that was one thing that kept us connected.”

Edited by Epineri Vula


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