Once upon a time I was a member of Dudley Methodist Church and I have always had a soft spot for the people of the small Indian Division of the church in Fiji. Thank God for people like this writer, James Bhagwan, who is hoping to be ordained soon. There's some interesting points in his article such as the focus in the early Methodist Conferences in England - they didn't talk about money at all! And in Fiji it is nearly fifty years since the Independence of the Fiji Methodist Church. I remember that time and the highlights of a drama at Albert Park. I think Peceli was ordained during that conference too. Those were the days - confident, optimistic years. The article below was in the Fjii Times.