Welcome to New York…or should I say Suva?
Bula, everyone! This morning we left the beautiful Raki Raki and journeyed 2 hours to the city of Suva. Some friends back in Lautoka told us that Suva is like Fiji’s New York City! When we arrived, we understood why. It is the biggest and busiest city on the island!
Today in Suva, we were invited over to dinner at Pastor Richard’s house. His house is also the location of their church and will soon become a Kindergarten school as well. Pastor Richard has a huge heart for children and families and it was encouraging to hear his vision for reaching this city. We are excited to be doing ministry with him and his team the next couple of days.
After dinner, we hopped back in the car and drove an hour outside of Suva to Televu and had a Fijian crusade/worship experience. We were led in worship by some incredible voices and we worshipped for over an hour. It was a party! Danielle and Brandy shared testimonies of God’s miracles and provision in their lives, and then Sam shared a message from John 7 about how Jesus interacts with culture and family, which is something that people here deal with often. The passage ends by Jesus saying that He provides for our deepest needs and gives us His Spirit. Amen!
We got to pray with lots of people and then got to know them more over tea and sweets. God is working here in Suva and we are excited to see more tomorrow! Oh! And tomorrow is the Rugby World Cup and Fiji is playing! GO FIJI!