This pastor reminds us of Rabuka and Teleni's attack on Indo-Fijians!
"I want the Indians [Indo-Fijians] to stay here. It will be a big challenge for us to convert them to Christianity...we either go that way, or they convert us and we all become heathens." - Sitiveni Rabuka, 1987
US Pastor Tony Miano sparks outcry by suggesting Nepalis should convert and not rebuild their 'pagan shrines'
Tony Miano, an outspoken conservative who has previously been accused of homophobia, triggered angry responses when he posted a series of messages on social media, expressing sympathy for the people struck by devastation in Nepal, but suggesting God was angry.
Mr Miano, who is based in California, describes himself as an open air preacher. His website says he established the Cross Encounters Ministries to provide a platform for his preaching and evangelism.
Nepal, which has a population of around 28m people, is around 85 per cent Hindu. There is a significant population of Buddhists, followed by several other minority communities, including Muslim and Christian. Source: The Independent, London
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Two Fijians test their 'Faith' in another Buddhist country - CAMBODIA
The missionaries — Pastor Semesa Matalau and Pastor Setareki Bulai — shared their stories of the challenges faced in a new environment and the enlightening factor of witnessing "God's miracles".
They spoke about their experience while attending the 25th anniversary celebrations at the World Harvest Centre in Kinoya yesterday.
The duo have now spent one year and three months in the district of Tropeng Prasat and Anlong Veng where they have preached the Gospel in 21 house churches or villages in the two districts.
Their presence in the two districts in Cambodia has seen the birth of 21 churches in the villages with more than 100 church members.
Mr Matalau, originally from Vagadra in Nadroga, said the overwhelming feeling of seeing Cambodians accepting Christianity was always an emotional one for the both of them.
"This is because Cambodia is a Buddhist country. There is so much to do in terms of helping the natives of that country know that there is one God," he said.
Mr Bulai echoed his sentiments saying daily prayers and fasting was always the best way to counter challenges thrown their way.
"We both came from the village before travelling to Tonga in 2008 and 2009 and then to Cambodia in February last year. Before we visit a village, we pray and fast about it and by the time when we are ready to visit a new village, people are willingly accepting us and the work that we do," Mr Bulai said.
Mr Matalau said the culture and traditions of their adopted country varied on so many different levels.
He said food was a vast difference and because of the remotest of their location, anything edible was consumed.
"We have tasted frogs, rats, soup made of mile-a-minute, lemon leaves also cooked as soup, it is challenging but we are happy to note that more people are slowly converting to Christianity," he said.
The pair, in just one year, had acquired a piece of land where they plan to set up a church and a temporary school.
"Most of the children in the district that we serve in do not go to school. In Cambodia, we are dealing with the poorest of the poor and we just watch God perform miracles in the lives of believers." Source: Fiji Times, 28 April 2015