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 A new Community is in the process of being established in Fiji!  It's called the Nadi Lautoka Emmaus Community.

 One set of Walks was held in Nadi in 2008, hosted by Sydney Community;
Another set was held in May 2011, hosted by Brisbane South Community.

There are now well over 100 Emmaus Community members living in Fiji who over the past six years have attended either these Walks or Walks held in Australia.  A Steering Committee of Fijian members has been established and has started to take some responsibility for the ministry there, and it is expected that a Board of Directors will be formally established soon.

    Sala Derenalagi
Sala Derenalagi
Chair, Nadi Steering Committee
Rev. Immanuel Reuben
Community Spiritual Director



History of Emmaus in Fiji

  • July 2002 – International Emmaus & Chrysalis Office raised the issue of expanding Emmaus to new countries.
  • July 2003 – Rev. Brian Jago visited Fiji and left some Emmaus materials with leaders of the Methodist church there.
  • March 2004 – Australian Emmaus Secretariat resolved to invite leaders of the Fiji Methodist Church to attend Walks in Sydney.
  • April 2005 – Three leaders of the Fiji Methodist Church (President, Evangelism Secretary, and Head of the Indian Division) attended Sydney Men's Walk 102; in October their wives attended a Sydney Women's Walk. All were funded by Emmaus in Australia.
  • 2006, 2007 – More Fijians attended Sydney walks and some served on Conference Room teams.
  • February 2008 – Nadi Emmaus Community formed and registered with Fijian authorities, though not as yet with The Upper Room.
  • July 2008 – Sydney Walks 113 and 114 held at the Kennedy Centre, outside Nadi, Fiji with participants on team from Fiji and 10 Australian communities. 18 men and 21 women were pilgrims.
  • 2009 – proposed Walks hosted by Brisbane South Community had to be postponed because of restrictions associated with the Fijian Public Emergency Regulations.
  • May 2011 – Brisbane South Walks 74 and 75 held at William Jaspar Methodist School in Lautoka, Fiji.



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