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 Driadria Finally Realises Childhood Dream

 Driadria Finally Realises Childhood Dream
Newly-ordained Reverend Apisalome Driadria with daughter Alumita Diunisi at the Centenary Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
August 24
10:00 2018


Never give up on your dreams no matter how long it takes you to achieve them.

This was the advice by Apisalome Dri­adria, who was one of the 17 ministers ordained at Suva’s Centenary Church on Wednesday night.

Mr Driadria hails from Raviravi Village in Kubulau, Bua, with maternal links to Nasavu Village in Nadi, Bua.

The father-of-four graduated as a minis­ter in 1993, but because of circumstances he was not able to continue his calling.

After 25 years he was finally ordained and said he was ready to continue his calling.

“While growing up, I always wanted to become a church minister. I knew that was my calling,” Mr Driadria said.

“From 1991 to 1993 I was studying to be­come a minister and even graduated, but my plans fell through.

“I worked for the Ministry of Works and after many years I knew God was still calling me.”

Mr Driadria thanked everyone who helped him to achieve his dream.

“I sat for the exams and I passed. I thank everyone who made it possible for me to start over after a lapse of many years,” he said.

“I thank God for never giving up on me and I am ready to carry his cross and spread his word. Yes the journey will not be an easy one, but I am ready because God has called me.”

The ministers who were ordained are: Apisalome Driadria, Manoa Ratubalavu, Apisalome Vuadreu, Apaitia Seru, Ai­sake Volaunisiga, Ifereimi Tubuna, Jona Sevakasiga, Joseph Prashil Swammy, Kameli Koro, Semi Nasau, Livai Lawe­vuso, Tevita Veitarogi, Vasemaca Qarau, Apenisa Tawake, Akuila Samuela, Sulia­si Bativou, Waisale Waqanisau.

Edited by Epineri Vula



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