The Ministerial Association exists to serve the needs of pastors and their families. It facilitates the professional development of pastors and gives spiritual support to them and their families.
Pastors are often placed under extreme pressure in their ministry. They are on call 24/7. People have high expectations regarding their professional performance, their relational capabilities, their moral behaviour and their family life. They feel within themselves the frustrations of not being able to do all that their sense of duty calls them to do. They sometimes go through personal crises, unasked and unexpected. There are occasions when, in their humanness, they make wrong decisions which have devastating consequences. Theirs is often a lonely and trying profession.
But their ministry is also richly blessed with rewards and reasons to rejoice. They are privileged to represent the mind and heart of God to people in sermons and visits and evangelistic outreach. Their greatest challenge factor--people--is also their greatest reward factor. They have the supreme joy of bringing people to know Christ and baptising them into His kingdom. They have the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference in the lives of scores of people.
To weep and to celebrate with them, to support them and to encourage them, to enable their growth and to ensure their survival--for all this, there is the Ministerial Association. The Fiji Mission currently has over 60 employed pastors and a number of volunteer or bivocational pastors whose interests are served by this Association.
The Director of the Fiji Mission Ministerial Association is Pastor Luke Narabe. Pr Luke is from Naqarawai Village, in the Namosi province, which is up in the highlands of mainland Viti Levu. He has served in various districts in Fiji. He has also served at the Trans Pacific Union Mission as Director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries. he is married to Raijeli and they have three children. Pr Luke aslo serves as the Assistant President of the Fiji Mission.