Fiji Mission has raised and donated $A10,000 to assist the Tonga Mission in rebuilding after they were struck by a tsunami earlier this year.
Fiji Mission president Pastor Nasoni Lutunaliwa presented $A10,000 to Pastor Maveni Kaufononga, president of the Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM), on Thursday, March 17, at the mission headquarters in Suvavou, Fiji.
The cash assistance will assist the Union and the Tonga Mission’s rehabilitation efforts as it rebuilds its mission headquarters, partially destroyed by the tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption off Tongatapu earlier this year.
“Fijians have longstanding relationships with Tongans that dates back to the 18th century before Adventism came into the country,” said Pastor Nasoni.
“We have sent more than 800 buckets of biscuits in January and organised a virtual concert as well,” he added.
Pastor Nasoni explained that the cash donation was the proceeds collected during the virtual concert. “Though little, we pray that God will bless it and the Tonga Mission as it slowly rebuilds itself.”
In receiving the assistance, Pastor Kaufononga acknowledged the generosity of the Fiji Mission and its members and said it will go a long way in helping Tonga Mission’s attempt to return to normality.
The entire TPUM staff accompanied Pastor Kaufononga to the Fiji Mission office, where both teams fellowshipped during the morning staff worship.