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Rabi and Kioa Islanders combine to build house of worship

FIJI TIMES ONLIN Salaseini Moceiwai Monday, May 20, 2013

PEOPLE of Rabi and Kioa living in Labasa are in need of a church building to house them during their fellowship every week.

Last Saturday, the islanders organised an inter-cultural dance competition for the purpose of strengthening their relationship and to generate ideas of fundraising for the proposed building.

Leader of the Rabi Island community in Labasa Christopher Karia said they did not own a building where they could worship and it was time they built one.

"Most of us have lived away from our home island because of work, education and other relevant purposes and this is our second home," Mr Karia said.

"We need a church to house us all and we will soon start our fundraising drive to finance the construction of the building."

Lawrence Nikotemo, leader of the Kio community in Labasa, said they usually requested other Christian groups for their church building for their Sunday service.

"When our church service merges with the other groups, we have nowhere to conduct ours but under the shed or in our homes which is, of course, too small to cater for us all," he said.

"We are therefore appealing to relevant authorities to permit our request and also kind donors in the country and overseas to help build our church. This is for a good cause as we aim to worship God in a more serene and composed environment."

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