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Rev Bhagwan Ends Term As Department Secretary

Reverend James Bhagwan’s term will end as secretary, for the Communication and Overseas Mission Department of the Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma, at the end of this month. Reverend
09 Dec 2017 10:00
Rev Bhagwan Ends Term As Department Secretary
Reverend James Bhagwan

Reverend James Bhagwan’s term will end as secretary, for the Communication and Overseas Mission Department of the Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma, at the end of this month.

Reverend Bhagwan, who was the youngest member of the Methodist Church leadership team, has been in the position for five years and has faced immense challenges during his term.

“With partnership, and prayers, the revived Communication and Overseas Mission Department has been able to play a key role in the Lako Yani Vou (New Exodus) of the Methodist Church, as a prophetic voice to Fijian society,” Reverend Bhagwan said.

“Thank you for your support and the opportunities to collaborate for the common good.”

Reverend Bhagwan said there was still more work to be done and he asked the Methodist Church to support the incoming secretary for communication Reverend Wilfred Sailasa Regunamada.

“I hand this responsibility and all the support he needs. He will, I’m sure, give the same support in the work we all do together,” he said.

“I was honoured to have been given the responsibility as one of the youngest of the Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma leadership team.”

He acknowledged the Methodist Church Annual Conference, and the outgoing president Reverend Tevita Banivanua for their faith in him.

In a thank you and farewell letter Reverend Bhagwan sent out a sincere appreciation to the general secretary and president–elect, Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa for giving him the space to work in his own mode as a servant of God, a theologian and a creative /technical person.

He also acknowledged the church management team, secretariat members and staff of the head office for their love and generous spirit and the communication team for the progress in communicating the church and overseas committee for their guidance.

Reverend Bhagwan will pursue a three-year study to complete his PhD at the University of the South Pacific and will continue to be active in his advocacy and support for stewardship of creation, especially the ocean; the ecumenical movement; inter-religious dialogue and collaboration; and just peace in society.

“These are not just important issues, but an integral part of my spirituality and my call to ministry, which as I tell my supervisors, I cannot ignore,” he said.

“Of course I hope to remain a volunteer crew member with the Uto Ni Yalo voyaging canoe and an avid stand-up paddler, a doting swimming dad and helpful husband.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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