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Church choir spreads Christmas cheer as inmates urged to change

Maciu Malo
Monday, December 23, 2013

THE Nasigatoka choir from Nadroga took time out from church to read the spirit of Christmas to the Lautoka Corrections Service inmates on Saturday.

Choir leader Mitieli Seru said sharing the spirit of Christmas with the inmates would help them become good citizens after serving their sentences behind bars.

He said the choir paid their own transportation to and from Nadroga.

"Inmates are normally forgotten people when it comes to Christmas because they normally celebrate the day without their loved ones. The Christmas carol songs were to share the spirit of Christmas and to encourage the inmates that the Almighty God has plans for everyone."

Western Corrections supervisor ASP Jo Kulinidilo said the visit made by the choir could be a turning point for some inmates.

"This is a good way of engaging with the church since most inmates are Methodists.

"The carol is to help inmates to turn away from their past misdemeanours and to rebuild their lives and become good citizens," he said.