MINISTRY BRINGS JOY TO TOORAK HOMELESS
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.