Earl Cole is buying a house in Fiji, which he calls “God’s country”

Earl Cole won Survivor Fiji, and now he’s buying a house in the island nation for his mother, and “promises to promote Fiji overseas, saying it is a very pure place given that it’s a Christian country,” the Fiji Times reports.

Earl returned to the country “to come back and go to some parts that I have not been to. I didn’t get to know about Fiji, until I came here and was learning more about it during my stay,” he said, adding that he’d do his best to be an (apparently unofficial) ambassador to the country. “There’s going to be a way I can help Fiji. There’s a lot to do for this country,” he said.

He plans to buy a house there for his mother because, he says, “We are Christians and I really like her to come and stay here. This is God’s country and it is a great place.”

Survivor winner promises to promote Fiji [Fiji Times]

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