Ordination joy ends Methodist conference

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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Rev. Tuuaimanavaga Maiava with his relatives.

Rev. Tuuaimanavaga Maiava with his relatives. (Photo: Ilia L. Likou)

A special service was held at the Methodist Church yesterday to celebrate the ordination of five pastors and four elders of the church who have become pensioners.

The service also ended the church’s Annual Conference this year. It was well attended by hundreds of church members and leaders from overseas and Samoa.

The five ordained pastors are now allowed to administer marriages, funerals and Holy Communion within the church.

President of the church, Rev. Elder Apineru Lafai led the service.

One of the ordained Rev. Uaine Fuimaono from Sapunaoa Falealili thanked God for His guidance.

“I want to thank the church, elders, church members, families and friends for their continuous prayers for us,” he said.

“The truth is, without God we are nothing.

Rev. Elder Aufata Fonoti with families.
Rev. Elder Aufata Fonoti with families.
Rev. Elder Pili Schuster with relatives.
Rev. Elder Pili Schuster with relatives.
Rev. Fa’afetai Sinapati, Tala Reupena and Feagaiga Sinapati.
Rev. Fa’afetai Sinapati, Tala Reupena and Feagaiga Sinapati.
Perise Loto, Samu Amituana’i, Rev. Elder Savai’i Loto and Ianeta Amituana’i.
Perise Loto, Samu Amituana’i, Rev. Elder Savai’i Loto and Ianeta Amituana’i.
Rev. Pili Mapuilesua with families and friends.
Rev. Pili Mapuilesua with families and friends.
Rev. Fa’afiu Lameta with families.
Rev. Fa’afiu Lameta with families.

“We have been chosen to serve and nothing else but to rely on God to lead and guide us in everything and we have to do, is to wait on him with a humble heart and prayers.

Rev. Fa’afiu Lameta from Falealili and Aele said “it was not an easy journey.”

“But we made it because of God’s faithfulness in our lives,” he said.

Ordained pastors

Rev. Fa’afiu Lameta, Rev. Fa’afetai Sinapati, Rev. Tuuaimanavaga Maiava, Rev. Pili Mapuilesua and Rev. Uaine Fuimaono.

Pensioners

Rev.Elder Savai’i Loto and Perise, Rev. Elder. Ropeti Enoka and Luisa, Rev. Elder Pili Schuster and Manuia and Rev. Elder Aufata Fonoti and Taeao.

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