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Church Leaders Urge Parents To Be Vigilant

To parents, you need to make time for your children, pray over them, talk to them, eat with them, work with them and spend quality time with them. Pray with them, let us not leave them to be on their own.
22 Sep 2022 16:15
Church Leaders Urge Parents To Be Vigilant
From Left: Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Nasoni Lutunaliwa. (R) World Harvest Institute principal Pastor Semisi Nacewa.

Church leaders are urging parents to be vigilant and be fully aware of their children’s activity on social media.

This follows claims of the resurgence of a TikTok challenge called ‘Charlie, Charlie’ that is believed to have resurfaced in a popular Suva school.

The challenge was first banned by the Ministry of Education in 2015 following concerns that students were seemingly possessed. A number of students from the school have been found to be seemingly possessed or acting out of the ordinary over the past couple of days.

 

The school yesterday issued a newsletter to all parents informing them of the incidents happening in the Suva school and its action plan to fast track the school to normalcy.

In the letter, the head teacher urged parents of affected students to keep their children at home for three days and seek further assistance from churches so that their children fully recover.

The school was working with the ministry’s Suva Education office to provide counsellors because some students and teachers were believed to be traumatised following the events.

 

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Pastor Nasoni Lutunaliwa yesterday urged parents to always remain vigilant.

“The many influences that are existent today are very powerful, especially social media and [in this case] Tiktok; these are what the devil uses to come through to the children,” Pastor Lutunaliwa said.

“To parents, you need to make time for your children, pray over them, talk to them, eat with them, work with them and spend quality time with them. Pray with them, let us not leave them to be on their own.

“We are battling with demonic forces each day and when someone is vulnerable that is where they enter. We need to be vigilant as parents.”

 

Christian Mission Fellowship

World Harvest Institute principal Pastor Semisi Nacewa encouraged parents to be vigilant and be watchful over everything that their children are exposed to when it comes to social platforms and other networks.

“The devil will always try to find its way so that it can get to those that are not always ready to put their guard out.

“So when they target the young people, they target the young children and when sometimes it comes in his games, sometimes it comes in as something that they can enjoy for fun, but little does this young minds know that the evil tries to seep in through so that they are able to capture the mind or the soul of children.”

 

He said evil would always try to pry on those that are vulnerable.

“I do not think that this is something that should be entertained, because you do not know the different levels of demonic influence that is behind an entry.”

“An entry that comes with so many other forces. So it is not supposed to be entertained at any level from children or whatever level we should never be entertained.”

 

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