New church. 14 new homes. New school dormitory. Two new deacons... small wonder, then, that tears of joy were shed in Maniava yesterday as it celebrated its resurrection.
Here's a photo essay, showing what life was like in Maniava, the hamlet high in the hills of Viti Levu, in the fortnight before Christmas. Maniava was almost erased by Cyclone Winston in February 2016. But things have changed...
Tongan Anglicans turned out in force in Nuku’alofa on Sunday to support the ordination of the kingdom’s first as-of-right bishop.
• Tongan Anglican Church 'A bird that has begun to fly' ACNS reports
The Archbishops have this morning announced the election of two new bishops for the Diocese of Polynesia.
• WATCH: Polynesia's Bishops-elect talk with Archbishop Philip
When Cyclone Winston struck Fiji, it wrecked 34 of the 38 homes in the remote hillside community of Maniava. But 14 months on, that community is being transformed.
Sixteen young Anglican leaders from around the Province are gathering in Tonga tomorrow to equip them to help their communities adapt to climate change.