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We're seeking help from our people and friends who are willing to help us fund-raise for the Buakonikai Methodist Church that was partly destroyed during Cyclone Tomas.

This fund-raising will be held next month as this month is a busy month for everyone.

Our means of fund-raising are:

1. Gunu Sede
2. Dinner night

We will be contacting the gang back on the island and try and find out the total cost of maintenance and we will try and reach that target.

We're trying to look for sponsors who can help us with our gunu sede. So far, a family from Rabi is sponsoring 2kg of grog.

Advices to better the idea of this fund-raising is really appreciated.

I will keep our BV members updated with the happenings.


PS: Please do not hesitate to give in your ideas.

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ok steppa what have u think of.Good during the Bakonikai Meeting that always done than we raise the issue ,hope to here from u soon,if not than that is a good donation for the MYF (suva) have to think about since the damage is worst .ok.

hope to here from u soon .
Teiti.C
Hey Teiti...thanks!! I wasnt finished wit it yet but someone from home must have uploaded it. Well what we were thinking of was to start our fund-raising next month as we know that this month is a busy month for all of us.

We're hoping to host dinner night, Gunu sede and something similar to the one dat's gonna be held on Saturday at Civic Center.

This thing is not organized by the MYF. We would really appreciate advices or ideas to fulfill dis aim!

If u wanna help us...d door is open coz it's jas Mamira, Lele, and I!!
Thax teunane am in i will support ok dont forget me what ever you need than just let me know ok than,this is a very good idea, i was thinking for only the methodist but no it is the nano nikawa so wat say am in so just contact me on 9491725 ok sabo more and tekeraoi!!!!!!

Steppa Baoa said:
Hey Teiti...thanks!! I wasnt finished wit it yet but someone from home must have uploaded it. Well what we were thinking of was to start our fund-raising next month as we know that this month is a busy month for all of us.

We're hoping to host dinner night, Gunu sede and something similar to the one dat's gonna be held on Saturday at Civic Center.

This thing is not organized by the MYF. We would really appreciate advices or ideas to fulfill dis aim!

If u wanna help us...d door is open coz it's jas Mamira, Lele, and I!!
hi steppa, what a very good idea/ issue to raise. if you need help........... nte iango, biriaki, etc.... am available.

'FOR THE LORD' and 'TE NANO NI KAWA' wat say .

hope 2 hear 4rom u soon. call! or we'll meet in church.

"WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THRU CRIST WHO STRENTHEN ME"
hey Venina and Teiti, thanx for that. I really appreciate it and yes, we need help as we will be doing our fundraising end of dis month. A sack of grog will be coming from Rabi so we dont need to buy grog. Our dinner night has been cancelled as we need all the funds to come to us and not half we recieve and the other half goes somewea else (this in Central Cuisine''s case). So wat we will have is Lovo Pack. This will be done nxt month but we're looking for possible sponsors who can help us.

Our target for this fundraise is $20,000 minimum. We can raise this if we all help each other out.

It may look impossible but ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH HIM!


And Teiti, u will be the first person to be informed....lol!!


Yeah lets do it for the LORD and te nano ni kawa!!!!

Venina Baoa said:
hi steppa, what a very good idea/ issue to raise. if you need help........... nte iango, biriaki, etc.... am available.

'FOR THE LORD' and 'TE NANO NI KAWA' wat say .

hope 2 hear 4rom u soon. call! or we'll meet in church.

"WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THRU CRIST WHO STRENTHEN ME"
hey ti te iango wat about the raffle tickets??????
Mauri! Can you let us know what bank account you are using for the Buakonikai Fundraising project and who will be administering the funds.

If you can post the details here and I can also add them to the DONATIONS Page on the main site for those that want to contribute direct to the church rebuild project.

The problem with overseas donations is that if they send you Telegraphic Transfers (direct international bank transfers) the donors are charged anywhere between $25-35 in bank charges and you will probably lose another $10-12 in bank charges your end. This is OK if they are sending large amounts but sad to think you lose all this precious money in bank fees.

If you are using Western Union – who would they send money to? Unfortunately Western Union does not come cheaply.


Are you able to work with the Methodist Church in Suva as I'm just thinking that you could send out email requests to Unity Church HQ in Australia and New Zealand to also ask for help. I know in the past that these types of official request usually have to come in writing from your Minister and be addressed to these church HQ's.

I'm not connected to any of these churches here but if you were to get a formal letter done with your Minister, you could put together an email request with attached letter and links to the website to explain the current situation. There is plenty of photos and Ken's video footage you can use to support your efforts. That Overview of the Churches history is really important. If you can work on that from your end, I can help with any editing and getting a dedicated "History of the Buakonikai Methodist Church" web page done for you.

I will leave it up to you all as you sound like you are all very dedicated, well organized, and very capable of putting this all together.

Good Luck and our very best wishes from both Ken and I, and God Bless you all!

Regards Stacey
Hey let me know if i can be of any help...this is something i am very much willing to fundraise for.....
Yeah dat could be one. How much will we spend for the tickets alone? It has to be legalised...but we can do that later after the gunu sede coz we will have money to meet our expenses. If u can find out about the raffle ticket and then get back to me...then thats good!!!!


Hope to hear from you soon....

Venina Baoa said:
hey ti te iango wat about the raffle tickets??????
Hi aunty Stacey

We havent got any bank account yet but Uncle Temate and the gang will open one soon but they're still trying to find out if the Buakonikai Church have one so that they dont have to pay to open another.

Yes we're currently working with the Methodist Church here in Suva and Rabi.
I will tell Uncle Temate and Uncle Nawaia your idea.

For now, we're trying to collect some money for the tapauline to replace the missing roof as the rain is doing damages to the floor and we dont want that.

We're trying not to spend money but looks like we dont have a choice here coz if we leave it for too long...there will be more damages and that will be more costly.

I will try and get all the details from Uncle Temate and let you know.

Thank you for your support and I will update u with the happenings from this end.

Regards Steppa


Stacey King said:
Mauri! Can you let us know what bank account you are using for the Buakonikai Fundraising project and who will be administering the funds.

If you can post the details here and I can also add them to the DONATIONS Page on the main site for those that want to contribute direct to the church rebuild project.

The problem with overseas donations is that if they send you Telegraphic Transfers (direct international bank transfers) the donors are charged anywhere between $25-35 in bank charges and you will probably lose another $10-12 in bank charges your end. This is OK if they are sending large amounts but sad to think you lose all this precious money in bank fees.

If you are using Western Union – who would they send money to? Unfortunately Western Union does not come cheaply.


Are you able to work with the Methodist Church in Suva as I'm just thinking that you could send out email requests to Unity Church HQ in Australia and New Zealand to also ask for help. I know in the past that these types of official request usually have to come in writing from your Minister and be addressed to these church HQ's.

I'm not connected to any of these churches here but if you were to get a formal letter done with your Minister, you could put together an email request with attached letter and links to the website to explain the current situation. There is plenty of photos and Ken's video footage you can use to support your efforts. That Overview of the Churches history is really important. If you can work on that from your end, I can help with any editing and getting a dedicated "History of the Buakonikai Methodist Church" web page done for you.

I will leave it up to you all as you sound like you are all very dedicated, well organized, and very capable of putting this all together.

Good Luck and our very best wishes from both Ken and I, and God Bless you all!

Regards Stacey
Thanks Take!!

We will get back to u wen dat day comes.....

Right now we're being told to wait for the Letter Head from Rabi and den we can start with our fundraising....

But the "UNCLES" wants us to combine with them and the Lautoka gang when they come to Suva....which is not bad at all i guess.....

For all i know, the gang from Ltka will be here during the two weeks break and they will host a volleyball Tournament and a gunu sede with entertainment from Tangaroa's Band..

As for us, a gunu sede too and Lovo Pack.

We're not sure what the "UNCLES" have in mind for their fundraising but we jas have to wait!!!!!



Bouatake Hedstrom said:
Hey this is a very interesting movement! It's good to see the youths are active and expressing their love for GOD and BUOKONIKAI.
Really a shame to see the 'grand' church falling apart. Seeing that i'm in Vanuatu, i'm not of much use to you all. However, rest assured you're all in my prayers ke. That's the best i can do from here. Pray for Rabi and all the Banabans.

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