Bula Vinaka from Fiji,
The 2017 school is off and running. We had orientation day on Monday the 20 of February 2017. We had 10 students to attend, fill out applications, and commit to the school. Tukana comes to us from Nabouwalu, on the northern island of Venua levu. Va is a returning student from the city of Laitoka, on the other side of this island. She is staying with family in Suva while she attends the classes. Movono comes to us from the remote village of Deladamonu and takes 2 1/2 hours to get here in the morning via bus. Kiti and Semi come from a village a little closer, Naila. Vili, Peter, Moira, Emosi, and Etika come from towns and villages close to the school.
Please keep brother Semi in your prayers. After orientation, he had to go to the doctor and was diagnosed with hypertension. His BP was over 200. So they have placed him on medication and told him to get rest until it comes down. Because of this he has missed the last two days of school.
A bit of more good news. I had the privilege of worshiping with the brethren at Deladamonu. While I was their I got to witness Movono, one of our students, baptize two men into Christ. One was a young man that was a cousin of his that he had been studying with from another village.
The classes are going well and are being well received.