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Two Females Ministers Ordained

Her only wish was for her husband to be present during her ordination. Reverend Cema Vakanavue, who was one of the two female church ministers ordained during the ordination of
01 Sep 2014 08:21
Two Females Ministers Ordained
Semi Kunatani.

Her only wish was for her husband to be present during her ordination.

Reverend Cema Vakanavue, who was one of the two female church ministers ordained during the ordination of the Methodist Church of Fiji ministers yesterday, said it was not an easy task.

Her husband, the late Rev Savenaca Vakanavue, was on her mind when she was ordained.

The late Rev Vakanavue served as a lecturer at Davuilevu Theological College.

“I only wish for my husband to be by my side today (yesterday) and also my parents,” Rev Vakanavue said.

“I believe my children are happy with my achievement.”

Rev Vakanavue was the first deaconess in Fiji and was ordained in 1984.

“After I was ordained as a deaconess I still had the desire to become a reverend,” she said.

“After 30 years I am ordained again but as a church minister and I thank God for that.

“I thank God for always being there for my children and me. I chose to become a church minister because I wanted to continue the work of God.

Her daughter, Karalaini Vakanavue said her mother was a very hard working woman and the passing away of her father was really tough.

“Being ordained means a lot to my mother and we are blessed to have a strong woman as our mother who has been playing both the role of a mother and father.

Fifteen church ministers and a deaconess were ordained yesterday.

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