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Over $300K Pending From Divisions Around Country, Says Church President

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Over $300K Pending From Divisions Around Country, Says Church President Some of the general superintendent and stewards at their retreat conference held at the Centenary Church in Suva on March 6, 2018. Photos: Selita Bolanavanua

The Methodist Church of Fiji headquarters has yet to receive over $300,000 from various divisions around the country.

Church president Reverend Epineri Vakadewavosa, while focusing on the theme of solidarity, said the headquarters had put in place certain restrictions to address the problems.

This includes the non-payment of allowances and development works.

“Right now this year, over $300,000 is pending to be received from the various divisions; it should have been given already,” Reverend Vakadewavosa said.

“This is what I want to share this morning, given the reality of what’s happening at the headquarters in light of working together in solidarity.”

He advised leaders that they needed to work together in moving the church forward both spiritually and financially.

Reverend Vakadewavosa was speaking to 55 general superintendents and stewards at their retreat conference held at the Centenary Church in Suva yesterday.

He was focusing on the 12 irrefutable laws of leadership.

Reverend Vakadewavosa emphasised how it was important for leaders of the church to follow those laws, only then would the people follow them.

“This is very simple, very precise and very profound,” he said.

He added if the leaders were faithful in their works for the Lord, the followers would automatically follow.

The Church’s communications secretary, Reverend Wilfred Regumalua said every year the church used a different approach for the retreat.

“This is done every year and this year is more about hearing from the superintendents than having presentations,” he said.

He added that since the divisional superintendents were at the grassroots, they had been observing what was going on in their own divisions and they would know exactly the changes that need to be done to upgrade their services.

“Also it’s more like updating them on the current work plan, the budget, the church presentations and proposals,” Reverend Regumalua said.

The weeklong retreat conference continues today.

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