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The kind­ness from Mercy Min­istry or­gan­i­sa­tions has bright­ened the days of sev­eral home­less per­sons along High Street in Toorak, Suva.

Fif­teen street dwellers in this area, all elderly men, are be­lieved to be liv­ing on the streets as a re­sult of ei­ther be­ing dropouts, be­ing ne­glected by fam­ily mem­bers, got out of pri­son or for other rea­sons.

Min­istry co-or­di­na­tor Jiosefa

Taukave said they en­cour­aged these home­less men that there was al­ways a light at the end of the tun­nel.

“These broth­ers have gone through a lot of hard­ships and we want to en­cour­age them to have faith in God for he is there for them,” he said, Mr Taukave said the min­istry was a fam­ily min­istry. On Sun­day morn­ings, they gath­ered with the men to sing cho­ruses, share the word of God, and have break­fast with them.

“On Tues­days, we bring them food and lis­ten to their sto­ries of how they ended up on the streets” he said.

“I am happy that other min­istries and reli­gious groups are also help­ing these peo­ple in var­i­ous ways. It will mo­ti­vate street peo­ple to stay strong.”

Jo­saia Ciqova, 65, one of the home­less per­sons, said he could not ex­press his hap­pi­ness and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the min­istry.

“It feels good that this min­istry talked to us as if we are their own, share from the Bi­ble and give us food,” he said.

Shreeya Verma

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