Sunday, December 22, 2013

In Labasa children sing at the Old People's Home

from w
In Labasa the Christmas spirit includes groups of singers visiting the Old People's Home, now called the Ashram.  Here's a story from the Fiji Sun.

Methodists bless Ashram


Christmas carols filled the Babasiga Ashram on Friday night as members of the Methodist church at Nasea took time out to spread the message of Christmas. The 29 residents were treated to a mini-concert and handed gifts as the church continued with its outreach work for the festive season.

Church member Doctor Epi Tamanitoakula said it was the first time their church group had gone to the Home.
“We first visited the Corrections Centre and took some gifts, to show the inmates that there are people who want them to have a good Christmas,” he said. Dr Tamanitoakula said visiting the centre and the Ashram was a life-changing experience. “This is all about sharing the true meaning of Christmas, to give to the less fortunate, to share love, care and joy, to make them feel that we care,” he said. 
“Here at the Home, our senior citizens are here the whole day and night, they hardly get any visitors and it is a big deal for them to see people coming to share some laughter and talk to them.”

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