Talaloto ki he Ui ‘a e ‘Eiki′ ki He’ema Mo’ui′ ki he Ngaue ‘oku ma Faii

Fa’u ‘e Linda Tu’ulakitau

Fakafeta’i ki he ‘Eikii ‘etau to e ma’u ‘a e ‘aho fakakoloa ko ‘enii. Talitali lelei kimoutolu ‘i he pongipongi ko ‘enii ki he Peesi ‘a e ‘Evangelioo.

Faka’amu pe he pongipongi ko ‘enii ke fai ha’aku ki’i talaloto ki he ui ‘a e ‘Eikii ki he’ema mo’uii.

Na’a ma kau ki he Siasi Imanuelaa (IRC) ha ta’u ‘e hongofulu tupu ‘ema mo’uii pea ‘i ai mo e ngaahi lakanga hoku hoaa he Siasii. Pea ko ‘ema fanauu ‘oku nau kei ma’u lotu pe ki he Siasi Imanuelaa he ko e Siasi ia na’a nau tupu hake aii talu mei he’enau kei si’i, and they still want to be a part of IRC pea ‘oku ma tuku tau’ataina kinautolu, he ko e Siasi ia na’a ma ngaue malohi ai he ta’u lahi ‘ema mo’uii, they are a part of us, a special place in our hearts will always be for IRC-Sydney, na’a ma ‘ofa ‘aupito he Siasii and we still do.

Ka na’e lolotonga pe ‘ema kei ‘i he IRC, na’e ‘osi ui pe kimaua ‘e he ‘Eikii ki he ngaue ko ‘eni ‘oku ma fai he ngaahi ‘aho nii. Na’e ‘osi lea pe ‘Eikii ki he loto hoku hoaa pehee pe kiate au. Na’e lea kiate kimaua He’ene Folofolaa fekau’aki mo ‘Ene ui ki he’ema mo’uii. Pea taimi lahi ‘a e fa’a misi/visone hoku husepanitii ‘o ne sio totonu ai ki he ui ‘a e ‘Eikii ‘oku fai ki he’ema mo’uii. Lolotonga pe ‘ema kei ‘i he IRC na’e fa’a lea ma’upee ‘a e ‘Otuaa ki hoku husepanitii ‘i he misi pe ko e visone ‘o Ne reveal hangatonu ki ai ‘a ‘Ene ui mo ‘Ene taumu’a totonu ki he’ema mo’uii. ‘Oku Ne ui ‘e ia kimaua kitu’a mei he Siasii ke ma ngaue full time ki he kakai ‘oku kei hee ‘a e mo’uii (lost people) ‘i tu’a ‘oku ‘ikai lava ‘a e Siasii ‘o a’u ki aii. Pea ko ‘Ene uii ‘oku ‘ikai fakangatangata pee ia ki hotau kakai Tongaa ka ko ‘ene uii ki he matakali kotoa pee ‘i Australia ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e lost people. ‘Oku ‘ikai kenau huu kinautolu ha matapaa ‘o ha Siasi because they are not comfortable in a church setting, but there is a real need ‘iate kinautolu ke ma’u honau fakamo’uii. ‘Oku ‘i ai ‘a e ngaahi faingata’a’ia kehekehe fakasino, faka’atamai, fakalaumalie he kakai ko ‘enii. Kae taimi lahi ‘oku ‘ikai fa’a a’u e Siasi ia ‘o e ‘Eikii (in general) ki he kakai ‘oku faka’amu mai ‘a e ‘Eikii ia ke fakamo’ui kinautoluu – honau sino, honau ‘atamai, honau laumalie.

Na’e faingata’a ke ma mavahe ‘o fai ‘Ene ui ki he’ema mo’uii tautefito ki hoku husepanitii koe’uhii he ko e to e Siasi ia ‘oku kau kotoa ki ai hono familii. ‘Ikai ngata aii, na’a ma ‘ofa ‘aupito he ki’i Siasi (IRC-Sydney) na’a ma kau ki aii because it is a good church and we had no problem in that church. Ne ma fu’u maheni mo e ki’i kainga lotuu, it was like having one big family and it was hard to leave them. Ka na’a ma fa’a lotu ki he ‘Eikii he taimi ‘ema kei ‘i he IRC ke Ne tataki mu’a ‘ema fonongaa ke ‘oua na’a ma ‘alu hala mei He’ene taumu’a totonu ki he’ema mo’uii. He na’e ‘ikai pe tuku hono toutou ‘oange ‘e he ‘Eikii ia ‘a e misi/visone ki hoku husepanitii ‘oku Ne reveal hangatonu ki ai ‘Ene uii. Na’e ‘i ai ‘a e taimi na’e hangee kuo faingata’a’ia hoku lotoo koe’uhii ko ‘eku sio hangee ‘oku ma talangata’a ki he ‘Eikii he ‘oku Ne toutou ‘omai ‘a e misi/visone ki hoku husepanitii kae ‘ikai pee fai mo ma move ‘o talangofua ki He’ene uii. Ka ‘i he taimi tatau na’e ‘omai ‘e he ‘Eikii ‘Ene fakanongaa ki hoku lotoo ‘e fakahoko ‘e he ‘Eikii ‘Ene palani mo ‘Ene taumu’a kotoa pee ‘i he taimi kuo ‘osi kotofa pe ia ‘e he ‘Eikii ke Ne fakahoko aii pea he’ikai ke to e ‘i ai ha taha pe ko ha me’a he mamanii te ne to e lava ‘o ta’ofi ‘a e taimi ‘a e ‘Eikii.

Pea a’u ki he taimi na’e fakahoko ‘e he ‘Eikii ‘a e me’a kotoa pe ‘i He’ene taimi pe IA ‘A’ana. Pea ma mavahe ai mei he IRC ke ma ngaue full time ki he me’a ‘oku ui kimaua ki ai ‘e he ‘Eikii. ‘Oku ‘ikai ko ha’ama mavahee ke ma fokotu’u Siasi kapau ‘oku ‘ikai ko e fokotu’utu’u ia ‘a e ‘Otuaa. ‘Oku ‘ikai kema palanii kema oo ‘o fakahoko ha me’a na’e ‘ikai ke ui kimaua ki ai ‘e he ‘Otuaa koe’uhii he’ikai ke Ne bless ‘e ia ‘a e me’a ko iaa. Ka ‘oku ma fakaongoongo kakato ki he ‘Otuaa koehaa ‘Ene direction ‘oku faii, ko ia te ma muimui kakato ki aii. Ka ko e me’a ‘oku ma mahu’inga’ia taha aii ‘a e ngaahi me’a na’a Ne reveal hangatonu mai kiate kimaua ‘i He’ene Folofolaa pea mo e misi/visonee  he ko e me’a ia ‘oku ui ki ai ‘a e ‘Otuaa kiate kimauaa, ko e win souls for His Kingdom, ko e malanga’i ‘Ene ongoongoleleii ki he masivaa, ko e taki ‘a e kakaii kia Sisu he ko IA tenau ma’u ai ‘a e mo’uii, mo’ui honau sinoo, mo’ui honau ‘atamaii, mo’ui honau laumaliee. ‘Oku ‘ikai ko ha ui ‘oku faingofua he ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e price kuopau ke totongi ki he ui ‘a e ‘Eikii.

Ko e ui koee ‘a e ‘Eikii ke malanga’i ‘a e ongoongoleleii ki he masivaa. Pea ko e fo’i lea ko ‘eni ko e masiva ‘oku ‘i ai hono ‘uhinga kehekehe ‘ona ia ki he kakaii. ‘I Australia ia, mahalo ‘oku nau identify ‘enautolu ‘a e masivaa ki he kakai ‘oku nau ma’u welfare mei he pule’angaa, kakai ‘oku nau ma’u pe ‘enautolu ‘a e fo’i certain amount of money he ta’u. Ka ko e kakai ia ko ia ‘oku label ‘e Australia ko e masivaa, ‘oku nau kei nofo pe nautolu he fale lelei, ‘oku kei ‘i ai pe ‘enau me’alele, ‘oku nau kei kai makona, ‘oku nau kei tui ‘a e vala mo e su lelei, ‘oku ‘i ai ‘enau ‘aisi, misini foo, mohe he ngaahi mohenga moluu mo comfortable, ‘oku nau ma’u ‘a e faingamalie ‘o e medicare mo e ako he higher education etc.

Ka ko e masivaa hono define ia ‘e he ngaahi feitu’u ‘e ni’ihi ‘i mamani ‘oku kehe ia. Ko e masivaa ia kiate kinautolu ko e si’i fanau kuo nau inu e vai pelepelaa koe’uhii ‘oku ‘ikai kenau access ki ha clean water, ko e fanau ‘oku nau kai ‘a e animal excrete (hufanga he fakatapuu) koe’uhii kenau si’i mo’ui, ko e kakai ‘oku ‘ikai ke ‘i ai ha ‘api ia kenau nofo ai etc. Ko e masiva ia ‘oku fu’u ongo vivili ia ‘oku ‘ikai ke experience ia ‘e kitautolu ‘oku nofo ‘i Australia, ‘Amelika, NZ, Pilitania etc. Ka ‘i he’eku a’usia ‘i Australia, neongo ‘oku ‘ikai experience ‘e he tokolahi ia ‘a e masiva ‘ango’ango he ngaahi me’a fakamateliee, ka ko e masiva ‘a e tokolahi he fonua ni ‘oku kehe ia. Tokolahi ‘oku nau masiva he ‘ofaa. Tokolahi ‘oku nau ongo’i li’ekina. ‘Oku nau ongo’i ‘oku ‘ikai ‘ofa ha taha ia ‘iate kinautolu ‘o a’u ki honau famili tonuu.

‘Oku ‘i ai ‘a e fefine ‘oku ‘i hono 70s ko e fefine ‘Itali. ‘Oku fa’a talanoa mo hoku husepanitii koe’uhii he ‘oku fa’a talaki ‘e hoku hoaa ki ai ‘a Sisu. Ko e fefine ko ‘enii ‘oku ne homeless. Ka ko e fefine ko ‘enii na’e tupu hake ia ‘i ha famili tu’umalie ‘i Sydney pea ‘oku nau kei tu’umalie pe. But even with her privileged background, kuo hu ia kitu’a mei ‘api neongo ‘enau tu’umaliee koe’uhii he ‘oku ‘ikai ma’u ‘e ia ‘a e ‘ofaa ‘i ‘api. Ko ‘ene poverty ‘oku ‘ikai ko ha masiva fakamatelie ka ko e masiva he ‘ofaa.

We don’t have to go to the mission field ke tau toki lava ‘o talaki ai ‘a Sisu. He ko e kakai ‘oku nau fiema’u vivili ‘a Sisuu ‘oku ma’u pe kinautolu ia he fonua ‘oku tau nofo aii, he kolo ‘oku tau nofo aii, even he feitu’u ‘oku tau nofo aii. Ko e tokolahi ‘aupito ‘aupito ‘a e kakai ia ‘i Sydney ‘oku nau mo’ua he ngaahi addictions kehekehe ‘oku fiema’u kiate kinautolu ‘a e fakatau’ataina ‘a Kalaisii. Lahi e fanau na’e tupu hake ia he ngaahi ‘api na’e verbally, physically and sexually abused ai kinautolu ‘oku nau nofo mo e hurt ko iaa mo e unforgiveness and bitterness he’enau mo’uii ‘oku nau fiema’u ‘a e fakatau’ataina ‘a Kalaisii he’enau mo’uii.

‘Oku tokolahi ‘a e kau vaivai ‘oku nau nofo tokotaha ‘i ‘api, they feel abandoned, ‘oku nau ongo’i lonely, li’ekina and they don’t feel loved. ‘I ai e fine’eiki palangi mo e fine’eiki India ko e taimi kou fa’a ‘alu ai ki hona ‘apii takitaha ‘omau talanoaa ko e taimi fiefia taha ia ‘ena mo’uii. ‘Oku na nofo he fale faka’ofo’ofa mo e tu’umalie but they feel lonely. They feel broken-hearted koe’uhii ko e mate hona husbands ka na ongo’i so lonely ‘i he mamanii. Ko e fine’eiki palangi ‘e taha ‘i hono 60’s ‘oku fa’a talanoa mo hoku husband ‘oku ne ongo’i ‘e ia ‘oku sai ange aa ke mate ke ‘alu ia ki hono husband he other side koe’uhii he ‘oku ‘ikai kene ongo’i ‘e ia ‘oku ‘ofa’i ia ‘e ha taha pea ‘oku ne ongo’i lonely ‘aupito.

Kakai he ngaahi matakali kehekehe na’a nau kumi hufanga mai ki Australia, they share ‘a e fa’ahinga brokenness, bitterness, unforgiveness he’enau mo’uii koe’uhii ko e ngaahi me’a na’a nau experience fakamamahi he ngaahi fonua na’a nau tupu hake aii. Kakai ‘oku nau addicted ki he ngaahi me’a kehekehe ‘o a’u ki he drugs.

Tokolahi ‘a e kakai ‘i he fonua ‘oku tau nofo aii, ‘oku nau hurt, ‘oku nau so lonely, ‘oku nau experience ‘a e bitterness, unforgiveness, they are truly broken people, ‘oku nau nofo pe kinautolu ‘i he closed doors, ‘ikai ‘ilo atu ia ‘e mamani the brokenness of their lives, ‘oku ‘ikai kenau hu nautolu ha falelotu because they feel unworthy to come to the Presence of a Holy God, ka ko e kakai ia ‘oku langa e fatu ‘o e ‘Eikii he ‘ofa mai kiate kinautoluu. And God is calling us today to reach out to the lost in your own city/town, and in your own country.  

Hangee ko e lau ‘a Mother Theresa:

  “There’s two kinds of poverty. We have the poverty of material; for example, in some places like in India, Ethiopia and other places, where the people are hungry for a loaf of bread – real hunger. But there is a much deeper, much greater hunger; and that is the hunger for love, and that terrible loneliness and being unwanted, unloved – being abandoned by everybody.”

‘Ofa atu and God bless you all

Linda Tu’ulakitau.

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