Namosau Church Marks 100 Years OF Mission Work
Members of the Ba Methodist community gathered yesterday to celebrate 100 years of Christian mission work. They remembered the countless sacrifices made by pioneer members.
The mission work has seen the establishment of the Methodist Veilomani Boys Home, Ba Mission Hospital, Namosau Methodist Primary School and the Namosau Methodist Kindergarten.
Chief guest at the opening of the three-day event at the Namosau Methodist Primary School ground in Ba was the president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma, Reverend Tevita Banivanua.
He credited the success of the mission work to the goodness of God.
“Our God has been so good to enable and breathe upon those committed people so many years ago to start the journey,” he said.
“To elevate the people of Ba to a level that they believed would be taken up by those who would follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ.”
He said the achievements celebrated was due to the goodness of God helping those pioneers bring about a place where people could finally give their lives to God through the mission of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
“This has made an impact where we started by looking after children’s education and we have continued until today,” he said.
“We celebrate the dedication, commitment of those pioneers to pursue the education of our children and trying to give out its best in the various schools not only in Ba but Fiji as a whole.”
Reverend Banivanua urged members of Namosau Church to continue to shed more light through consistent evangelism.
“I hope and pray that all those who have learned lessons through the work of the church here in Namosau will become a light to the world, a light to the people of Fiji,” he said.
The celebrations include spiritual revival programmes up to tomorrow and the carnival programme is from October 7 to 10.