Fiji 2014: Laying the Groundwork

Yesterday was a kind of catch up day. Lots of emails and a few phone conversations. Still, it was fairly restful, which was good as I had not slept well the night before due to stomach problems. As often happens, when I do not sleep well on a given night, the next day I’m fine, but the 2nd day I’m dealing with the after effects.

Though I got to bed fairly early last night and had a fairly good breakfast this morning, I am really dragging at present. I had a period of an hour or so right after breakfast when I suddenly felt quite weak–almost like a major blood sugar drop, something I very rarely experience. I had to check out of my hotel by 11 a.m. and still had quite a bit of packing to do to prepare for my overnight trip this evening by ferry to Somasoma village on Vanua Levu Island.

Cuvu, Ratu Osea’s daughter, called to let me know the one sewing machine at the Lomawai Center is now fully repaired and the other will be fixed tomorrow. That is great news as students can begin to make bee suits for the project. She and others will be praying for my health and for my trip.

After checking out of the hotel, I took a taxi to Ratu Osea’s house to drop off a few last minute items. He and others there also prayed for me before I set off for town. On the way into Suva center I stopped to pick up my ferry ticket. Now I can go to the wharf at 4 p.m. rather than 2 p.m. Thus I can stay in an air conditioned building for a longer period. That’s good as it remains extremely hot and humid today.

Our main focus is still to bring people, especially Hindus, into the Kingdom. This trip is laying the groundwork for our next outreach which will focus on schools that have almost entirely Hindu and Muslim student bodies. Plans for that are now fairly well in place. The trip to Savusavu allows me to check out another area that is potentially ripe for the ministry God has called us to do here in Fiji.

I so value your prayers. Thanks for being part of the team as we spread the love of Christ in this part of the world.