posted July 5th 2014
We first met Apo 12 years ago when we had just arrived in Fiji; at the time, we were concentrating on conducting free programs in schools & prisons. Apo was the director of Prison Fellowship & he wrote us a nice letter of introduction that served as an ‘entry pass’ to visit all
the prisons in Fiji.
We’re happy to say that we’ve kept in touch ever since & have co-operated on various projects, especially those involving the Centre for the Disabled in central Suva.
Unfortunately, our charity distributions don’t always happen on sunny days with bright blue skies for taking photos; this particular day it was grey & rainy! However, we were received by a large gathering, with plenty of sunshine in the form of friendliness & hospitality, and we had a great time getting to know each other better.
I, Susan, was able to give a speech about who we are & what we do in Fiji, also about being good stewards, sharing & giving to others…even if we are not rich to begin with. I even talked about my childhood & how my parents were always willing to help others, despite struggling to make ends meet with their 11 children, (I’m number 10)! Everybody seemed to enjoy the story of my father, who was a prisoner of war in Berlin for 5 years but then got married & had 11 children!
It was lots of fun as their love & receptivity melted us all together. It’s always unforgettable & very rewarding to see the satisfaction & gratefulness that accompanies each settlement distribution.