TONGA TO HOST PACIFIC YOUTH CONVENTION

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NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (January 10, 2000 – Radio Australia)---Tonga's Tupou College will house over 600 youth from around the Pacific region this week, for a Pacific Youth Convention.

The convention has the theme " Youth Fully Alive in Christ."

The Secretary of the National Council of Churches, Reverend Simote Vea, said the conference would encourage young people from around the region to be strong and dynamic Christians.

He said it would also be instrumental in helping their families, churches and their respective societies.

Among the countries taking part in the convention are French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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