Adventist churches across Fiji recently joined together for a Total Member Involvement (TMI) initiative to deliver food packs to workers and families who have lost jobs, income or have otherwise been negatively affected by COVID-19.
Church members from Lautoka Adventist Church, Ra East district, Ba district, Tavua district and Namosi district, as well as the Fiji Mission, joined forces to deliver hundreds of food packs containing fresh vegetables and essential items to people in Nadi on Fiji’s west coast and Viseisei Village, located half-an-hour’s drive north of Nadi.
The TMI effort was described on Lautoka District’s Facebook page:
“In the middle of our crisis, we see a ray of hope through people who allow themselves to be used by God to share God’s love. Vinaka [thank you] Fiji Mission for providing the finance, Ra east and Ba Districts for the vegetable and the root crops, Tavua District for your contributions to part of the groceries. A big vinaka vakalevu [thank you very much] to the ladies who provided the lunch and those who provided transport and those who packed and distributed. Thank you for putting smiles to people in need today.”
According to reports, hotel workers, flight attendants and families who have lost their jobs joyfully received the food packs and were very grateful to the Church for its efforts.