It was a heartfelt moment for the Tongan community when their new women's group was blessed by Reverend 'Iki Katoanga on Wednesday morning.
OTA, or "Ofa, Tui mo e, 'Amanaki" is the name of the new group, and it translates to "Love, Faith, and Hope" in the Tongan tongue.
The group's name is also its new mission statement: to spread love, faith, and hope in the Tongan community and the people of Griffith more generally.
The group is symbolised by the letter O, which carries the meaning of "love" in Tongan culture.
"The letter O has no beginning and it has no end, and it represents the love we should have for our fellow man, our fellow brothers and sisters, the people we work with in the community," Reverend Katoanga said.
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