We had a Savusavu Carnival a week or so ago and one of the young sisters in the branch was a queen contestant. There was four days of the carnival. Wednesday thru Friday, it was just and evening event with local and historical entertainment and, of course, the judging of the queen contestants. They problem was that they had lights on the stage but much of the Fijian entertainment was done in front of the stage and there were no lights. Saturday things began with a parade through the entire town and ending at the site of the carnival. It was hot and humid and we had to go home to cool off after the parade and then we came back for the final night of activities. Our girl did not win but she represented herself well. She had support of her family and we spent some of the time at the carnival with them.
We love being here and are learning about the people and the culture every day. The gospel is growing in Fiji and the humble saints are learning the gospel, “line upon line, precept upon precept.”
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Jackie and Makalesi, she is being tutored in English
Our contestant being carried (traditional)
Former Branch President's Family