Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chief gives up work for church - Saturday, December 12, 2009

RATU Tevita Makutu gave up his working career five years ago to become the evangelical leader for the Nadroga division of the Methodist Church.

"I heeded a call from God and my life and the lives of my wife and six children have been blessed since," Ratu Tevita said while helping at the Methodist Church Evangelism Renewal Seminar in Cuvu yesterday.

Ratu Tevita has been a volunteer evangelist for the past 17 years and said he made the decision to do so after observing what his children and the youth in his province were going through.

"A lot of the youth were born in and around 1987 and have been brought up in turbulent times," Ratu Tevita said.

"This is reflected in their attitudes and acts of rebellion at home and in the community.

"I believe that this revival will go a long way in changing their mindset, spirit and outlook on life."

The evangelist also said that there had been a marked increase in youth numbers attending church.

Ratu Tevita was also overwhelmed at the numbers of young people attending the seminar.

"There is a huge revival in the Methodist Church in Fiji today," he said.

"More and more people are beginning to realise that in these economically trying times only God is the answer to every situation, circumstance and problem," Ratu Tevita add

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