Methodist fast for Fiji
3-Mar-2009 08:53 AM

THE Methodist Church has started a month of fasting and praying for God’s spirit to prevail over the country as Easter approaches.

Attempts to get comments from the general secretary of the church Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu failed yesterday, however an officer at church headquarters said the fast was “for Fiji.”

“The fasting has started and there has been a ban on members of the church preventing them to taking in things like tobacco, grog and food for a certain time,” the official who did not want to be named, said.

While, grog or yaqona is a traditional drink for all Fijians, this time also gives them to stop drinking as part of the fasting.

“For us Fijians yaqona is very part of our lives and every traditional ceremony cannot be done without the traditional plant but this is also been put on hold.”

While the fasting is only in the day, there are also prayer sessions drawn up for the members.

“The fasting starts at 6am in the morning and goes on until 6pm in the evening but there are prayer sessions sketched for the whole family,” he said.

Members will fast and abstain from cigarettes and yaqona for one month and pray for God’s will to prevail in Fiji.

“The fasting started on Sunday on March 1 and go for a month until April 1,” the church official said.

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@ KayB8

I agree wid u on that...GOD is the only way to turn and sa rairai kena gauna me veivutuni na veiliutaki kei na lewe ni vanua raraba ka me ia na masumasu ni kere veivuke me vueti na noda viti....on the other hand, however, me da nanuma tiko ni kalou qoka e sega ni kalou me vakasewasewani and watever actions we take then we must do it whole heartedly and me kua na veidabui tiko....

Me da toso viti ki na veigauna vinaka mai liu and MAY GOD BLESS FIJI always!!!
WOW....wow....tht really awesome....and a big sforward steps to most of our Methodist worshiper

I second tht motion EVE...wananavu saraga if we fijian as a whole do fast for our nation....i mean fijian thru out the world
The Canterbury Fiji Parish invited Qarase to its normal Sunday morning service two weeks ago. During his short speech Qarase told the congregation, that only GOD has the solutions to Fiji's situation.
And i couldn't agree more with him and also with Eve, that if we do trully believe that GOD has the solution, then lets do something about it, as the Methodist Church has done.

GOD BLESS FIJI
WOW....GOD IS GREAT!!!!! VINAKA VAKALEVU NA YALOMATUA....

IF ONLY YOU AS A FIJIAN HAVE A HEART FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND OUR FELLOWMEN PLEASE DO JOIN HANDS IN FASTING AND PRAYING FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL NATION......

FOR FIJI EVER FIJI...... GOD BLESS OUR FIJI

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