Leaders and some of the Church congregation in front of the blocks in North Efate.

By Godwin Ligo

The Church of Gethsemane, which is a branch of the Living Water Ministries, went ahead to celebrate its 4th anniversary on Palm Sunday, despite strong winds and heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Cook.

Report from one of the leaders say the members congregated at Paunagisu Village in North Efate on Saturday before TC Cook passed through Vanuatu on Sunday. The Church of Gethsemane is a branch of the Living Water Ministries, the Paunagisu Village.

“Our members arrived in the village just ahead of TC Cook passing through Vanuatu.

“We provided safe shelter to our members because our Church Building is a permanent building and enough to accommodate everyone,” he said.

He added: “We combined the Palm Sunday Service and the 4th anniversary celebration on Sunday morning despite the strong winds and heavy rainfall caused by Tropical Cyclone Cook.

“In fact it did not hinder our excellent organized program for the day,” says one of the leaders.

According to the church leader, the members decided a year ago to organize church activities that would generate revenue income for the church growth.

One of the church leaders says the church has already started an income project of producing cement blocks that has been selling in North Efate since 2016 and continuing. He added that the church has other business plans to generate revenue income into the future so as to make the church becoming self-financing to expand in Vanuatu.

“We had a wonderful Palm Sunday and Worship Service and prayed for the safety of the people of the whole of Vanuatu during the passing through of the Tropical Cyclone Cook,” he said.

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