Naomi TeamMy name is Mele Taufa Michaeline Vaea, and I am the Youth Worker of The Salvation Army of Tonga Region. My parents are Majors Frederick and Major 'Ana Vaea, I've got four siblings, and our family is serving the Kolovai Corps Plant out west. I love food, love music, love to dance, and I'm a performer in culture shows in the Kingdom of Tonga. I love the energy working for Youth, but I still have just touched the surface of what I'm passionate about.

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What's what & who's who?

The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Territory is made up of five divisions and two regions.

A 'division' refers to the group of corps (churches) and centres within a geographical area and simply helps organise the bigger structure.

Our five divisions are: Northern (upper North Island), Midland (middle North Island), Central (lower North Island), Southern (South Island) and Fiji (all Fiji islands). Tonga and Samoa are included as 'regions', as they are slightly smaller.

Each division has an officer who oversees all the youth work in that area. These cats are called Divisional Youth Secetaries and they do a whole heap of great work. We also have a Territorial Youth Secretary and team who oversee the big picture stuff relating to territorial youth ministry.