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LDS Charities Donates Life Sustaining Boats to Fijian Village

On October 24th representatives from LDS Charities donated two boats to leaders from the Fijian village of Nabukaluka.


LDS Charities is a humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The village of Nabukaluka is surrounded by rivers. Flooding from heay rain storms makes it impossible to transport people and their root crops. With the assistance of the new boats, the village will have no problem providing food during future floods.


Guests at the handover ceremony included: Sonny Maiwirwiri, a member of the Latter-day Saints' Nausori Stake Presidency. Lepani Iritu, village leader; John R. Higgins, president of the Church's Fiji Suva Mission; and several young missionaries.

The Turaga Ni Koro (village leader), Lepani Iritu, expressed his love and how he felt that there is a God that watches over His children and provides in times of need.

President Higgins assured villagers that "it is a blessing to be able to give gifts to others because we receive gifts as we freely give."


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