Tongan Leaders Meet for Retreat

April 15, 2014

Tongan leaders gathered for the first retreat of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga and the California-Nevada Conference.  Tongan pastors and lay leaders welcomed the Rev. Dr. Ahio, President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.  Rev. Dr. Ahio and the Rev. Linda Caldwell, Conference Superintendent for Mission Collaboration, led and advised the retreat.  The theme for the two-day gathering was "United in Purpose." Ahio says, "Part of the purpose is to respect the bilateral agreement for God's glory."   The hope is for the two conferences to work together to embody Christ through the bilateral agreement.  The bilateral agreement was signed at the 90th gathering of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga last June.  Also present was the Rev. Falematapule Lomu, Director of Evangelism in Tonga.  He led in Bible study.