The Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) Discipleship Ministry team (DMT) enjoyed a weekend of learning and bonding during their DMT retreat from February 4 to 6. The event was held at the Bitu Wellness Retreat in Nadi, operated by 10,000 Toes ambassadors in Fiji.
The team—composed of departmental directors from youth, ministerial, family, women and children, health, education and Adsafe departments—participated in a variety of personal development sessions run by guest presenters from the TPUM and South Pacific Division (SPD).
Facilitators included TPUM president Pastor Maveni Kaufononga, secretary Matthew Brown, CFO Fraser Alekevu, associate CFO Emma Dakua and SPD Ministry and Strategy director Dr Sven Östring.
On Sabbath, the group visited two local churches around Nadi, where they shared plans and available resources aligned with this year’s theme, “I will go to my Family”.
According to Mr Alekevu, the retreat was a success. “I enjoyed interacting with the team, listening, sharing ideas, and learning from each other on how to do our work as a team better. The morning walk, team building activities and the Sabbath worship outreach were the highlights for me,” he said.
DMT leader Mere Vaihola, who organised the retreat, said, the event was a great opportunity to bond as a team and learn from each other on how to do God’s work more effectively. “I was inspired and encouraged by our presenters and looking forward to what God has in store for the team for this year,” she added.