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Ba Methodist Community Celebrates 100 Years

The success of a century of mission work results in schools, a kindergarten, a boys’ home and a hospital This weekend the Methodist Church in Fiji will mark the 100th
29 Sep 2015 10:15
Ba Methodist Community Celebrates 100 Years

The success of a century of mission work results in schools, a kindergarten, a boys’ home and a hospital
This weekend the Methodist Church in Fiji will mark the 100th anniversary of the Namosau Methodist Church and full time mission work in Ba.
Over a hundred years the mission work has seen the establishment of Methodist Veilomani Boys Home, Ba Mission Hospital, Namosau Methodist Primary School and Namosau Methodist Kindergarten.
The week-long celebration will be held at Namosau Methodist School grounds from October 4 to 11 with the theme, “Celebrating Jesus”.
The celebrations will be officially launched by the Methodist Church President Reverend Tevita Banivanua.
The centennial celebrations include spiritual revival programmes on October 4-6 and celebration carnival programmes including a guest speaker for each night from October 7-10.
Senior circuit steward of the Indian Division’s Ba Circuit, Saimon Reddy, said all stall and amusement rides will operate from Monday, October 5 to Saturday, October 10.
“This is a programme for the whole community and everyone is invited to attend. We still have some stalls available for those who would like to join in,” Mr Reddy said.
The celebrations will be officially closed on Sunday, October 11 by Rev Daniel Mastapha, a former president of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
Mission history tells us that in early 1900s the Rev Cyril Bavin pioneered the mission work in Ba, while he was stationed in Lautoka and that other pioneering work was carried out by Rev A.J Small while he was at Viwa and Rev S Slade, while he was at Nailaga. Methodist Church in Fiji
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