|L to R: District Superintendent Rev. Peter Isaac, Rachel Jereva, Rev. Keithly Jereva, |
Rev. Meriam Naunga, David Naunga, Pastor Aline Gideon, and Rev. Gideon Sam.
What a joy to celebrate with Rev. Keithly and Rachel Jereva, Rev. Meriam and David Naunga, and Rev. Gideon and Pastor Aline Sam as the first ministers to be ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in Vanuatu! General Superintendent Rev. Filimao Chambo presided. Asia Pacific Regional Director Rev. Mark and Linda Louw and daughter Alex, and MSP Field Strategy Coordinator Rev. Harmon and Cindy Schmelzenbach were present for this historic occasion.
G.S. Chambo shared with the ordinands the meaning of ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, “We…view ordination as a gift from God to the church. It is not something that we earn or deserve. It is through the local church that you came to the Lord…through the general church you had theological training … and the district has been part of your journey… they see the gifts and graces for you to be a preacher of the Word.”
Amos standing at the front door of the District Center building. He created the sign hanging over the door.
G.S. Rev. Filimao Chambo ordaining Gideon Sam.
David was honored to give the new elders their ordination certificates.
The Vanuatu ministry team with the first Nazarene elders in Vanuatu.