NATION

Tearful Galo Realises God’s calling

Miriama Galo was in tears as she was ordained a dea­coness for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma at Su­va’s Centenary Church on Wednes­day night. The 26-year-old from Naluwai
24 Aug 2018 10:00
Tearful Galo Realises God’s calling
Newly-ordained Deaconess Miriama Galo (purple dress), with family members at the Centenary Methodist Church on August 22, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Miriama Galo was in tears as she was ordained a dea­coness for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma at Su­va’s Centenary Church on Wednes­day night.

The 26-year-old from Naluwai in Naitasiri with maternal links to Naqalimare in Nadroga was one of the three deaconesses ordained.

Ms Galo is the eldest in a family of five siblings.

She graduated with a Diploma in Theology. Growing up Ms Galo al­ways wanted to become a teacher to help her family financially.

However, she changed her mind when she realised her calling was to serve God.

“When I told my parents that I wanted to become a deaconess they didn’t take me seriously because they thought I was joking,” Ms Galo said.

“Then as time went by I told them I know it was my calling to serve God and then they accepted that I was not joking when I told them I wanted to become a deaconess.”

Ms Galo said there were challeng­es she had to overcome to reach where she was today.

“I am the first in my family to become a deaconess. I studied for three years before I was given my first posting,” she said.

“I was posted to Nasinu Secondary School and being assigned to a big school was tough, but I knew that I could do it because I was called by God to serve him.

“I hope to pursue my degree in the near future.”

Deaconesses ordained on Wednes­day night were Kelera Uarua, Mere Finau and Ms Galo.

Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj

 



Laybuy it 5squares


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Covid 19 - SPC
Total
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper