Monday, June 27, 2011

Christian Devotional at Nehru Primary School

 A few weeks ago a 16 year old young man, Komai Draunidalo, (Ko-my  Draw -oo- neen - dah- lo) was baptised in our ward.  He is a really nice person.  We met his parents who were both elementary school teachers, and his mother wanted us to come and speak at a school assembly for the Christian students and teachers.She teaches at a Hindu school that is just around the corner from where we live. The school allows the Christian students to have a Christian service once or twice a year.   We felt like this would be a good opportunity to make the church and its teaching more well known here in Fiji, so we said, "Yes! We would love to come.

The students lining up for the assembly.

We were surprised there were so many students.  There were about 350 students grades kindergarten through eighth.

This is Mrs. Draunidalo getting the students ready for the devotional.  She told children how important it was for them to listen to our preaching and to follow God's teachings. 

 Talking to the students

 Mike finishing up our presentation.  We felt good about our presentation.  Mike started with the Plan of Salvation and explained how the atonement of Jesus Christ could help us return to our Heavenly Father.  Then I talked about some of the commandments and told the story of the Wise Man and The Foolish Man.  We all sang the song and the kids knew the song and the actions. 

The best part about our presentation has been that we have seen 3 or 4 kids from the school around town and they have expressed how much they loved all the pictures and the stories. The kids get so excited when they see us.  We were at the store and Mike was checking out.  There was a little boy standing by the register, and he looked up at Mike and showed him a bag of chips.  He said he remembered us from the school.  Mike bought him the chips and the boy started to run off with the chips.  Mike said, "Wait!  What do you say?"  The boy replied, "Please?"  Mike said, "What else do you say?"  The boy said, "Thank you!" and went off with his chips.  We love the people here in Fiji and we feel so blessed to be here.

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture with all the kids sitting down and the light coming through the window. Beautiful