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Woman Minister Ready For Life Of Service

Woman Minister Ready For Life Of Service
Newly-ordainedReverend Vasemaca Qarau (middle) with family members at the Centenary Methodist Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
August 24
10:00 2018


Vasemaca Qarau thanked God for calling her to serve Him, despite being a woman.

The 33-year-old was one of the min­isters (Talatala) who were ordained at the Centenary Church in Suva on Wednesday night. She was the only woman out of the 17 ministers or­dained.

Ms Qarau is from Nakanacagi Village in Dreketi, Macuata, and has maternal links to Nasolo Village in Nadi, Bua.

While growing up she always wanted to become a teacher because she came from a poor background and she knew she had to support her family finan­cially.

She is the fourth child in a family of eight siblings.

“My parents are not well off and growing up I told myself that I needed to work hard so that I could support my parents financially,” Ms Qarau said.

“I gave my life to Jesus Christ (soli bula) when I was 12 years old. When I was 20-years old I knew God chose me to spread his word and I didn’t back out.”

Ms Qarau was in tears as she de­scribed the challenges she had to over­come.

“My parents were supportive of my decision and I am thankful to them for instilling Christian values in me,” she said.

“They have instilled values that have made me who I am today. They have encouraged me throughout my life.”

She thanked her parents, Reverend Vinaya Buli and Yavusa ko Bila in Ta­vua for believing in her and helping her spiritually. Edited by Epineri Vula



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