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From Alcohol To Man Of God

Tevita Mau was ordained as a Methodist Church minister last week in Suva. He said before becoming a minister he would turn to alcohol for comfort. He is 48 and
27 Aug 2015 10:31
From Alcohol To Man Of God
Tevita Mau.

Tevita Mau was ordained as a Methodist Church minister last week in Suva.

He said before becoming a minister he would turn to alcohol for comfort.

He is 48 and comes from Daliconi Village in  Vanuabalavu, Lau.

“Before becoming a reverend, I worked at the then Pacific Harbour International Hotel in 1990 and then moved to the Bulewa Company & Associates in Suva in 1993.

“AIl those years I would never miss a single day on drinking and have gotten into trouble a few times,” he said.

As a church worker he has served in Bemana Circuit in Nadroga,Vio Island in Yasawa for 14 years and served at Nalaba Circuit in the Saivou Division in Ra.

He attained a Diploma in Divinity at the Theological College in Davuilevu.

“It was in 1992 when Cyclone Kina hit our country and a lot of buildings and shops were damaged and I was told by our church leaders to accompany few youths from our church to go to Davuilevu Theological College and help in the clean-up because the place was damaged by the cyclone,” he said.

“I was still hung over at that time and I forced myself to go and help and as soon as I entered the Theological College main gate, something peculiar happened.

“I felt my heart melted inside of me and felt the presence of the Holy Spirit surrounded me which made me realise that there is no turning back. I returned after a year later for study as a lay minister,” he said.

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