Cathedral Kindergarten gate crashed

The English designed the Cathedral to protect it from SNOW! and to keep it warm, they had no windows!

The English designed the Cathedral to protect it from SNOW! and to keep it warm, they had no windows!

The Anglican Bible College sits on hill overlooking the Suva harbour. Next door there is a large Indian Community Centre, and tonight in the late hours of the night we’ve hit the jackpot. There is a full blown Hindu wedding underway with blaring sound speakers, hundreds of people celebrating the event, and the food is still being prepared and cooked! The noise police appear an unknown concept here! Sleep it appears will be rather disrupted tonight.
Yet I think it will come easily. The team started with a tour of the Anglican Cathedral. A church designed by the English for snow and to retain heat –no windows; then they ran out of money and the second half was built by the Fijians –complete with multiple windows for the sea breeze to flow through! Sure says something about adapting to the culture you’re living in!
160 pre-school children attend the Cathedral kindergarten

160 pre-school children attend the Cathedral kindergarten

A wonderful surprise was with the singing by the 160 kindergarten children in their ‘classroom’ here at the Cathedral. As our children visited them, well more truthfully, gate crashed their classroom these pre-schoolers immediately wanted to perform an impromptu concert. And for an encore our kids mingled with them and cherished the moment. Suddenly it was time to depart, and head off on the bus.
And now the Hindu party is winding up, not down, feeling more like Calcutta than Suva. A loooong night ahead!

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