Methodist Church of Fiji President Reverend Ili Vunisuwai has reminded the church members to stand firm by their faith and work with other religious faiths.
While opening the 2023 Methodist Church of Fiji Annual General Meeting, Rev Vunisuwai says we are going through a time of change, and while technology has made things easier, it is also easy for people to lose their faith.
He says nowadays, men are seeing things from their own point of view and not from God's point of view which can result in people committing heinous crimes in the country and within the church.
Rev Vunisuwai says when these things happen, it causes some leaders to lie to get more members for personal gain, increase in sinful nature in churches because there is no truth to what a person believes, and increase in abuse for there is no love.
The Methodist Church President says the reconciliation service that was held at the Vodafone Arena early this year paved a way forward for unity and togetherness, and people from other races and religions have been at his doorstep seeking ways on how they can uplift the lives of Fijians, especially the i-Taukei community.
He also highlighted that it's a shame that through the Government survey, it revealed that a lot people living in poverty are from the Methodist Church.
He told the leaders that this is an issue that needs to be looked into.
He also reminded them about his message during the 2022 AGM highlighting the importance of good leadership, healthy living, disaster preparedness and stopping abuse of women, girls and children.
Rev Vunisuwai urges members to be a light during these trying times and show people that we will develop a better future for all through God’s love and togetherness.
Around 400 ministers from the 59 divisions are attending the Methodist Church Conference at Funival Park in Toorak, Suva.
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