Fijians welcome UK ambassador

SERVING the Lord is detailed in our lives, says Fiji High Commissioner to the UK Jitoko Tikolevu.

Speaking to more than 150 Fiji-born British Army soldiers and families at the welcoming church service at the Saint Michael Garrison church in Tidworth on Saturday, Mr Tikolevu said they should always be ready to adhere to the call of the church and its duties.

“We need to work together and be ready to do his good work every time,” he said.

He thanked the Fijian community in the UK for welcoming his family especially to be welcomed by the church.

He said the high commission office was always willing to assist with any problems and queries faced by the Fijian community in the UK.

Delivering the sermon, UK Fijian Methodist Fellowship Chaplain Reverend Jimione Kaci said we should always include Jesus in the journey of our lives.

“There will be financial, leadership, family and many other storms that we face every day but we have to be steadfast.

“When we put God first in our everyday lives and especially when facing these storms, we will be at peace knowing he is in control,” he said.

Mr Kaci said when the Lord lived in our lives, he performed miracles.

The congregation sang the national anthem after the church service.

Presenting the traditional welcome in the community hall, Major Taitusi Saukuru said they were glad and honoured to welcome the new high commissioner to the UK.

“On behalf of the Fijian-born soldiers serving in the British Army, we are very thankful that you are here with your family on this auspicious occasion,” he said.

Mr Tikolevu and his family with the staff of the high commission office were hosted to a lunch by the congregation.

It included members of the other denominations and friends who turned up in numbers to the welcoming service.

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