Permits okay, but why the monitors of ordinary church meetings? They still don't trust the Methodists when they pray and discuss church work?
From Fijilive today:
Methodist Church gets permit for meeting
February 09, 2012 12:45:25 PMA+ A-|||
A number of Methodist churches around the country will now be able to have their general meetings after receiving approval from the Fiji Police Force.
This was confirmed to FijiLive by Director of Police Operations SSP Rusiate Tudravu.
According to Tudravu, the Divisional Police Commanders will giving out permits and there will be terms and conditions which the churches will have to adhere to before, during and after their meetings.
He said a group of officers will be monitoring and observing the meeting.
Meanwhile, Methodist Church Assistant Secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra is thankful to the Fiji Police Force for granting permits to the church.
Rev Nawadra said churches in Suva, in Vanua Levu and those near towns will be able to conduct their meetings.
He said they are still awaiting approval for those churches in the outer islands.
" It is difficult for those in outer islands like Ono-I-Lau to get a permit since they are not close to a police station so they have to submit their applications in Suva."
All churches with permits are expected to have their meetings in the first Sunday of next month.
By Mereani Gonedua