Youths of the Bua Christian Mission Fellowship are living proof that a little faith can go a long way after managing to collect more than $117,000 at their three-day bazaar.
The event, which started last Wednesday at the Wairiki Village grounds, featured 11 contestants, sale of food, handicraft items and also roadshows from various government departments and stakeholders.
Church pastor Laisenia Vakau said the money collected would be used for the development of youths within the circuit.
"We have plans to develop our youth centre into a training centre for our youths," Mr Vakau said.
"There is a need for our youths to be educated financially and to be grounded in religious faith and love.
"We feel that these are the values, that if taught to our young men would take them a long way."
Mr Vakau said most youths were now often, whether rightly or wrongly, associated with robberies and drug and alcohol abuse.
"This should not be the case and the churches should play a major role in ensuring this is so.
"We had initially targeted to raise $100,000 and we are proud to have collected more than that," Mr Vakau said describing the result of the youths' efforts.