Category: Faith

What Is Our FATONGIA To Our Health?

By Sina Uipi Last week FAB had its seventh session, and we explored the Tongan concept of Fatongia and how it relates to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. FATONGIA/responsibility – accountable for something within one’s power…. Read More

Tufunga Fonua

Illness has been a stealth killer of many of our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children. This can either continue to be our reality or we can create solutions for our families and our community…TOGETHER. The Faith Advisory… Read More

Tauhi Fonua

Illness has been a stealth killer of many of our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children. This can either continue to be our reality or we can create solutions for our families and our community…TOGETHER. The Faith Advisory… Read More

Langa Fonua

Illness has been a stealth killer of many of our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children. This can either continue to be our reality or we can create solutions for our families and our community…TOGETHER. The Faith Advisory… Read More

Kumi Fonua

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the FAITH ADVISORY BOARD (FAB)!! So far, we have done a total of five sessions, but the photo below was taken last week at our very FIRST session of 2016! Our first two themes… Read More

A Sense of Urgency

By Sina Uipi Last week, FAB wrapped up the last session of 2015, which was about creating a sense of urgency for the health in the Tongan community. In our first session on December 10th, we had special… Read More

Our Stories vs “Their Stories”

By Sina Uipi Last week, we continued another great session of POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI. The theme was still the same, which was to explore our aka (roots), but this time we had a different proverb, which was… Read More

Community Building from a FABulous Perspective

By Sharayne Tuala Two weeks ago I attended the first Faith Advisory Board (FAB) session. I had no idea or expectations for this first session. All I knew was that I was attending this session to show support… Read More

Launch of FAB Curriculum, POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI, Was A Success!

Hawthorne United Methodist Church We finally did it!! We are so happy and proud with how our launch went for the FAB curriculum, POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI. It was a success and the turnout was way better than… Read More

Wisdom of Young Coconut Tree

POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI, is a Tongan proverb, and is defined as wisdom of young coconut tree. When this tree grows and starts to bear fruit, it produces an innumerable amount of coconuts for its size and maturity…. Read More