Do you remember the song written and composed by Mafi-to-ki-Felenite for the College Choral Competition, well the King of Tonga invited the College Choir to come to attend the church service of Zion at Maamaloa area for a special Sunday church service. The King wanted to hear the anthems and the hymn that was composed on his behalf.
The Anthem is a prayer on his behalf asking God to look upon his Chosen King and that his reign may be an era of peace and harmony under God. It is a prayer that He may look after the new King of Tonga from now to the future.
The College sang with their hearts and it was a service that would never be forgotten in the near future and the time to come. People of Kolomotu’a and Kolofo’ou was amazed at the sound of the 700 plus boys choir. The College took 3 quarters of the seating places of the church and perhaps it was a time that no one would never forget as they sing with their hearts to the Lord and to the King, Queen and the Queen Mother.
According to the Head Tutor, Mafi-to-ki-Felenite was listening from Australia live on a mobile phone. It was a heartfelt moment as he was able to hear his composition being sung to the King himself. Well Done again Minoa Fifita, ‘Elone Niu and the Brass band as well as to the College Conductors Rev Kilifi Tonga, Viliami Fifita, ‘Aloveita Tongamana and those who helped with the choirs over the singing competition.
This will not be the last time that the College Choir will visit Zion. There will always be next year and the years to come.
I am sure the anthem will be sung in many churches around Tonga in the future to glorify the Lord God Almighty.
The boys was transported by the school buses straight after breakfast and so it will not also be forgotten by the Kids as the rain never stopped as they were on the school trucks with tents coverings over their heads.