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QVS Chaplain Takes Up Aust Posting

The chaplain of cyclone ravaged Queen Victoria School in Tailevu believes the closing of the school was of God because it has opened a door in Australia for him to
16 Aug 2016 08:40
QVS Chaplain Takes Up Aust Posting

The chaplain of cyclone ravaged Queen Victoria School in Tailevu believes the closing of the school was of God because it has opened a door in Australia for him to serve.

48-year-old Reverend Tevita Niurua has been given an invitation to serve the Aboriginal people in Queensland which he perceives as a calling from God.

The QVS chaplain was at the school on February 20 when Cyclone Winston struck a devastating blow to the school.

On Sunday night, he was one of the 11 ministers ordained at Centenary Methodist Church in Suva.

“This is God’s call in my life and I will respect wherever he takes me, even if it’s to serve anywhere in the world, I will go,” Reverend Niurua said.

He had been invited by the Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia to serve in the Calvary Presbytery at the Indigenous community of Napranum.

Napranum is a small community located on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, six kilometres from the main centre of Weipa.

Reverend Niurua, originally from Kadavu said he had experience in evangelism work as he was involved in the ministry for decades before he joined Davuilevu Theological College.

“To evangelise is one of the toughest job because it deals with human feelings and trying to get them back on track with their spiritual life,” he said.

“It only takes God’s strength to help us evangelists and when we try to solve problems on our own then no doubt it will be hard to save lives.”

Reverend Niurua said he looked forward to serving in the Aboriginal community.

“Walking with people from different backgrounds is what I love doing especially when it deals with spreading the Gospel,” he said.

“There will be challenges but I will not be disheartened because I believe in a God that moves mountains and one who is always with us during our difficult times.”

Reverend Niurua thanked his wife for always stepping up to his role when he was out ministering the gospel.

“I would not be where I am today without the support of my wife and children; I thank God for my family,” he said.

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