Prayers continue for Fiji Peacekeepers

The general secretary of the Fiji Methodist Church, Reverend Tevita Nawadra Banivanua led a prayer on Wednesday evening at Suva’s Centenary Church for the captured Fiji peacekeepers.

It was reported that about 500 people attended.

Nawadra says the incident has gripped the country and many people are worried.

“To be captured like this and moved to a place where we do not know, this is a new thing for us. But as of now, the dark cloud of not knowing is difficult.”

Forty-five candles were lit by wives, children and family members of the soldiers.

Nawadra said the lighting of the 45 candles and the prayers are to reflect on the safe return of soldiers, be in solidarity with their families and pray for all who serve the cause of the people.

The Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa is pleading with the public to continue praying.

In her plea at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Tuesday, Ro Teimumu said: “I wish to thank the people of Fiji for their continuing prayers for our sons who are facing trying times in the Golan Heights.”

“I again appeal to the people of our beloved Fiji – please pray and fast for our sons the members of the RFMF who have been arrested by the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra.”

“Whilst we plead with greater respect to the Commander of the RFMF that he places his faith and trust in the professional skills of the UN negotiating team.”



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