Monday, December 07, 2009

Boots and a Bible

from w
A friend who goes to Fiji every year always brings back a bundle of newspapers for our family and another Fiji family up the road, so I've got plenty of reading to do and there are some funny stories and good ones too. I liked this photo of a two-year-old with his large boots and his Bible at a function to do with the Methodist Indian Division renaming several churches to honour well-loved clergy such as Reverend Ramsey R Deoki in a church at Nasinu Four Miles. Rev Deokie was ordained in 1939. Peceli and I knew the family well, as Ramsey was associated with Davuilevu when Peceli was training at the Theological College and was interested in using his vernacular Hindi. I first met the family in December 1961 when we were on a work-camp in Fiji and we did tasks such as paint the fence at Dilkisha, take children's holiday programs and so on.

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