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Tearful Galo Realises God’s calling

Tearful Galo Realises God’s calling
Newly-ordained Deaconess Miriama Galo (purple dress), with family members at the Centenary Methodist Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
August 24
10:00 2018

Miriama Galo was in tears as she was ordained a dea­coness for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma at Su­va’s Centenary Church on Wednes­day night.

The 26-year-old from Naluwai in Naitasiri with maternal links to Naqalimare in Nadroga was one of the three deaconesses ordained.

Ms Galo is the eldest in a family of five siblings.

She graduated with a Diploma in Theology. Growing up Ms Galo al­ways wanted to become a teacher to help her family financially.

However, she changed her mind when she realised her calling was to serve God.

“When I told my parents that I wanted to become a deaconess they didn’t take me seriously because they thought I was joking,” Ms Galo said.

“Then as time went by I told them I know it was my calling to serve God and then they accepted that I was not joking when I told them I wanted to become a deaconess.”

Ms Galo said there were challeng­es she had to overcome to reach where she was today.

“I am the first in my family to become a deaconess. I studied for three years before I was given my first posting,” she said.

“I was posted to Nasinu Secondary School and being assigned to a big school was tough, but I knew that I could do it because I was called by God to serve him.

“I hope to pursue my degree in the near future.”

Deaconesses ordained on Wednes­day night were Kelera Uarua, Mere Finau and Ms Galo.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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