Thursday, June 30, 2011

One From THe SHoppE & ANA's Birthday GIFT

This newest of the bunch is barely dry, but it's displayed at THe SHoppE (located at Todranisiga), Delia's down-to-earth-yet-elegant boutique handicrafts shop.

Hand-crafted in Taveuni, Fiji...

i can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) VakaViti...
i CAN, front.

Miri, Leone, Kani and Jo... Ana's four rambunctious little ones! JESUS CHRIST is the Tree from which she draws her strength -- and love, joy and peace reign in her house... most times! (You know how kids are!)

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD. (Psalm 127:3)

Vaka-Viti: Raica, na gone era sa nonai solisoli na KALOU.

Monday, June 20, 2011

THe SHoppE -- Taveuni's UNIQUE Handicrafts Store

THe SHoppE, a Delia Stolz and May Goulding collaboration -- unique gifts and handicrafts, art work, tailoring for all clothing needs and bookkeeping smarts by Delia.




THe SHoppE -- located at Todranisiga, Matei.

WASTE of Breath, Money, LIFE!

The Naselesele Village Primary School kicks off the Drug Awareness Week with this poster-board, which will be posted near the road in Matei-Naselesele area.

WASTE of breath -- tobacco, cigarettes, suki, marijuana... every puff kills (sooner or later, cancer wins -- you lose).

WASTE of money -- alcohol, beer, wine, yaqona... every sip is poison that burns a hole in your liver and in your wallet.

WASTE of life -- can your loved ones truly rest in peace, knowing your life was wasted?

And so, dear brothers and sisters, i plead with you to give your bodies to GOD because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. (Romans 12:1)

Friday, June 17, 2011

KRISTIKA -- Love One Another

JESUS said, "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (Matthew 15:12)

My young friend, Kristika.

Drug Awareness Week -- DRUGS 'n' SLUGS

Drug Awareness Week kicks off this week, June 20-24. This anti-drug banner will be posted around Matei area.

Home brew is now against Naselesele Village laws. Anyone caught making home brew will be prosecuted by the Village elders. (The penalty is severe -- the perpetrator is kicked out of the village!)

When i was in high school, we watched a video of a drunk's brain being cut up in pieces, showing how alcohol affects the brain -- that alcohol kills brain cells.

The Naselesele Village kids are urged to "Think pure, act smart -- don't even start!"

Drugs are for thugs 'n' bugs 'n' lazy slugs
Alcohol 'n' home brew are just bad news for you!
Use not, drink not -- or your brain will rot.
Think pure, act smart... don't even start!

P.S. i am again raising funds for the Naselesele Village school children in Taveuni, Fiji. Your charitable donation of any amount is deeply and heartfully appreciated! GOD bless your loving heart!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

POSITIVE Discipline -- Banner for DRUG AWARENESS Week

Positive Discipline -- does not abuse the child.

PLEASE -- Don't hurt me, i'm only a child.

Listen to me and then respond.
Help me understand what i have done wrong.
Make rules easy for me to understand and learn from.

Talk gently; it scares me when you shout or scream.
Give me encouragement; don't beat me down.
Be firm but calm when you discipline me and praise me when i'm good.

SAVE the CHILDREN... Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." (Matthew 19:14)

Drug Awareness Week is June 20-24. The Naselesele Village Primary School is pro-active in fighting the spread of illegal (and/or illicit) drugs in the schools. This banner also reflects another aspect of this anti-abuse campaign -- the stopping of abusive adult behaviors towards children of all ages.

Please take note -- children are people in little bodies and deserve our respect and tender care. All children are gifts from GOD, our Father in Heaven.

P.S. i am again raising funds for the Naselesele Village school children in Taveuni, Fiji. Your charitable donation of any amount is deeply and heartfully appreciated! GOD bless your loving heart!