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Life can change. 
 

"After our mom and dad died, we thought we were on our own. I never thought anyone would ever help us.  We couldn't have fixed our house. This was a miracle." 


These are the words of a single mother in the village named Make (Mah-kay) after we repaired her house that hadn't had a touch of maintenance since 1981.

"My Grandfather was in the army. He came back in 1981 and built this house. It was the first concrete house in the village. However after he died, we couldn't take care of the house. Many people in the village use this house. It has had a lot of damage, but no one has ever offered to repair anything." 

Mahkay and her sister Siteri cried with tears of Joy as they thanked us. We created some jobs for local men as we repaired the walls, replaced all the windows, and painted everything so it shined with new energy.

 

It's amazing when there is no sight of help, and something seems to drop out of the sky. God loves to make a way when there seems to be no path. 


Thank you so much to everyone who has encouraged us, given financially, and even travelled out here to help us serve our Fijian Family. I hope you enjoy some of these videos and stories of how we are experiencing Love, Peace, and Joy in a native village.  
 
Sincerely,
Seth Coleman and the Mission Fiji Family

 

Mahkay on the left, Siteri, Me, then the village mayor Turuva. It was amazing to feel the gratitude and tears.

Video.

We invited all the kids in the village to come up to our hill for a two day Christmas Kids Camp!

Christmas in Fiji!

For the last three years, at Christmas time we have focused our efforts on serving the single mothers and children in the village.


In Fijian Culture the chiefs, village leaders, and men have priority when it comes to receiving respect, food, and gifts. While we do honor them on their terms, we have decided to reflect the heart of God as described in James Chapter 1 of the New Testament. 
 
"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their affliction"

So this Christmas we miraclulously helped every single single mother and widow in Nabila Village. By the time we spent all of our resource, we helped every mother on the list.
  • We took them shopping and gave each mother a voucher so they could chose what they needed in their homes to take care of their family. 
  • We hosted a two day kids camp with 85 kids to play games, dance, and share the story of Christmas from the Bible.
  • We were privileged to help repair two damaged homes owned by single mothers.

Over the next few months I will release a 3 part Video of our Christmas Project:

  1. Kids Camp.

  2. Single Mothers day in Town.

  3. The House Repair project.

Fiji Moms Mission Trip.

(Heather, Kylie, and Jesse)

I was so excited we had a team coming out from our church in Park City, Utah to help with the Fiji Moms Christmas. 


Grant Rust - One of our Board-members from Park City, Utah. He led the team out with two teenage girls from our church community. 

Jess Rust (16) - Grant's daughter who came prepared to lead the kids camp, along with her best friend Kylie.

Kylie Houser (17)-  Was returning for her second time to Fiji. Kylie came to Fiji in 2014 with her family when we first began serving in the village church.

Heather Mathison - Returning for her second time this year. Heather has spearheaded our medical ministry, and she prepared Jesse and Kylie to come and lead the kids camp.
 

Kids Camp.

Duavata School of Discipleship

(Jess) Eighty Five kids from the village came up to our hillside for a 2 day kids camp. Heather, Jesse, and 
 
For some Arts and Crafts the kids had so much fun making these photos. It is rare to have photos in the village, the parents were so happy. 
Kylie sharing about the "Good Shepherd" that came to lead us to a full and satisfying life.

Medical Supplies.

Wheel Chairs and First Aid Kits.

Nene (mother) Silo had a stroke and hasn't been able to leave her hot dark room. We were able to bring two wheel chairs from America and give one to Nene. She was overwhelmed with the gift and it was amazing to be able to give her a way to go outside and enjoy the company of her friends. 
Pastor Dan prayed for courage and strength to fill Nene's heart in the midst of this challenge. We could feel the presence of God fill the room as we came together in this small room.
Re-Stock Medical Supplies

With the donations raised, Heather brought a bunch of medical supplies to re-stock the village dispensary, as well as small first aid kits to give to the single mother households. 

There are so many infections that go untreated in the villages. Now the kids will be able to clean their cuts and have medicine for sickness. Thank you Heather!!!

Home Repair.

Single Mothers and Kids.

We were able to repair two homes in the village that were owned by single mothers. We repaired the floors, put in new windows, painted, replaced rotting wood, and shared a message of hope and love to the women and their children. 

I'm so excited to be able to share their stories and how touched they were next month in a video. Thank you to everyone who donated so we could do this!.

Back in the U.S.

(Me on the left with my family.)

Family time and Recharge.

I will be home for the next three months sharing with local churches and families that have supported our efforts in Fiji. I am really looking forward to spending time with my family and resting up for another big year serving the village and working to see the Kingdom of God come to life in Fiji.

Thank you so much to all my friends, family, and supporters of our ministry. We could not do this without the amazing team God is creating around our vision. Every bit of participation is significant. Thank you!

Prayer Requests.


1. Praise God.

It's unbelievable to reflect on the amazing things God has done in 2016. Mission Fiji is becoming a significant source of light and help in Fiji. Many villages have been blessed, as well as all the westerners who have come to visit and serve.

I am so grateful for the ways we were able to help the single mothers for Christmas and serve them in tangible ways. Because of these projects and fundraising, we have a great relationship with the village and all the doors to serve in the churches are open. Thank you Jesus for the amazing ways he has moved as we stepped out in faith. It is hard to comprehend what has happened... except that God is with us and is moving through us.

2. Recharge.
Towards the end of the year I was feeling pretty exhausted. I try my best to serve the people around me when I'm in Fiji and this can be an all day affair, from the moment I wake up, until 10 o'clock at night. I'm really happy to rest and recharge for the next few months, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Thank you for your prayers and support!


3. Vision for 2017

So many opportunities are at our fingertips this year. We are hoping to start pastoral training, marriage counseling, and hosting more mission trips. Pray for God to fill us with His vision so we can be effective and be a channel for the kingdom of God to come from heaven to earth. 

Donate.

Help Support the Mission

Thank you so much to those who help resource us financially. 
 

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. "


1 John 3:16
 

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