College pays tribute to John Wesley

John Wesley College students in joyful mood during the John Wesley Day celebrations at the school in Raiwaqa, Suva on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

John Wesley College was a hive of activity after the commemoration of the John Wesley Day at the school in Suva yesterday. School chaplain the Rev Moce Biudole said the day was an important one because it also signified the birth of Methodism in the country 183 years ago.

“The values and impact of John Wesley in the lives of the teachers and students is very critical, his faith, how he was brought up, his family background and his education,” Mr Biudole said.

“The theme this year is John Wesley and education. This will be very important because when in school, education plays an integral part.”

He said the event was organised to celebrate the spiritual birthday of John Wesley.

“Some of the activities we planned today involved lighting a torch which signified the coming of the Gospel to Fiji,” he said.

“After 97 years of existence of Methodism in Great Britain, the Western missionaries brought this light which signified the Gospel who was Jesus Christ to our land.”

He said a lot of support was shown by the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma, parents, students and the teachers towards the preparations of this event.

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