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Our Beloved Temple Closes for Renovations
This is how the Fiji Suva Temple looks all golden in the morning sun. It greets me daily as I go to the Mission Office which faces the temple across the courtyard. You can see three views of the Pacific Ocean from the hill.     The temple is there as a cons...
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Diwali--Hindu Festival of Lights
There are a significant number of Hindus in Fiji. Diwali
is one of the biggest Hindu festivals commemorated here and all over the world. It is celebrated
with much fanfare, gaiety, and enthusiasm. Here is a nighttime procession that
we followed when it pass...
Diwali--Hindu Festival of Lights
Diwali--Hindu Festival of Lights
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October Activities and Stake Music Festival
The youth in Fiji are the strength of the Church. They are being prepared in their homes, in the schools (LDS Primary School and LDS College), and in the wards and branches to lead the church in Fiji in the future. Here are a group of them singing and playi...
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Fiji Independence Day--October 10th
On October 9, 2013 we attended a party organized by the Service Center employees. The theme was Fiji Independence Day. We all enjoyed a wonderful program put on by the staff. I work with Mili (to the right) all the time. She always has that big beautiful sm...
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Relief Society Fair--Talent and Fun
Relief Society is an amazing worldwide organization for women 18 and over with over 29,000 units in 175 countries and 80 languages. Its goals are to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help those in nee...
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Flat Stanley Travels to Fiji to Visit Grandma
These are two of my granddaughters, Tessa and Brooke Bair. They live in Mesa, Arizona where it is hot and dry. Brooke's classroom had a Flat Stanley project. Each student created a Flat Stanley and mailed them to someone they knew. Brooke, age nine, mailed ...
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More Places in Our Neighborhood
These places are all within a short walk from our house. Fiji has a very hilly terrain. Our house has a hill going down behind it and going up in front of it. Then there is a hill up on one side and down on the other. There is absolutely no place that is fl...
More Places in Our Neighborhood
More Places in Our Neighborhood
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Samabula First Ward Music Festival
I found from this music festival that Fijian people love music and they know how to have fun. The date is 12 September 2013. Here are the Assistants to the President, Elder LeDoux and Elder Palmer, singing the Mission Rally Song. Every companionship sings t...
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I plan to use this blog to share my experiences during my mission. I will also post where I am going when I receive my call. Check back in April 2013. Thanks, Pat
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