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Church leader acknowledged for his vision

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE late Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu lived a life full of leadership and vision which he provided the people of Fiji, in particular the church, says the World Council of Churches.

"On behalf of the fellowship of churches that comprise the World Council of Churches, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Methodist Church in Fiji, his wife Iowana and daughter Salote," says general-secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) chairman of the executive board Reverend Akuila Yabaki said Mr Waqairatu was a great supporter and mentor of ECREA's sustained dialogue process to build and rebuild relationships among the Christian churches in Fiji.

"At a social gathering for leaders of the different churches in July 2012, hosted by the Methodist Church of Fiji at Epworth House, he emphasised the need for the Christian churches to work together as one body of Christ," Mr Yabaki said.

"He acknowledged that we are many parts, whilst he recognised that all the different parts are gifted with many different gifts.

"He called on the present to recognise the need to collectively use these different gifts to develop the way forward in building the Kingdom of God here in Fiji."





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