A Hindi speaking ministry outreach will take place from February 9 to 29 when the Rev Dr. Immanuel Reuben, and his wife Devki Rubaiammal Reuben, will be arriving from Fiji.
Rev. Reuben is scheduled to preach, do home visits, and attend meetings with key leaders in the Sacramento, Galt, Tracy, Fremont, Hayward and Salinas area.
Here are his major speaking events:
- Feb 13 at 5:30 p.m. Robin Philip’s Sacramento, CA – fellowship and dinner
- Feb 14 at 10 a.m.– Galt UMC – Worship and Prayer
- Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Rev. Sam Swami Home for fellowship and dinner , Natomas, CA
- Feb 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participate in the Asian American Caucasus Gathering at Formosan UMC, San Leandro, CA
- Feb 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Worship and Preach at Hope UMC for a multi-cultural worship and celebration and lunch
- Feb 24 at 7 p.m. Rev. Heather Hammer and Lynnewood UMC, Pleasant, CA – Small prayer group
- Feb 25 with the Rev. Rochelle Frazer and South Hayward UMC, Hayward, CA
- Feb 26 and 27 with the Rev. Prem Lal fellowship in the Salinas area
- Feb 28 for a farewell at River Valley Christian Fellowship 11 a.m. service
- Feb 29 returns home to Fiji .
Growing up in a Cane and Rice farming town in Nadi Fiji, he learned early on the importance of planting. He has served the church for the last 36 years in various capacities as church planter, Circuit Minister and District Superintendent. Starting his ministry at a young age, he planted many new churches as a minister, and was later appointed as district superintendent twice in the Methodist Church in Fiji Annual Conference. Under his leadership, new circuits were formed with multi-racial composition.
Reuben is a strong advocate of injustice against women, children, and marginalized in the community. He was very instrumental in getting Emmaus Walks in Fiji and is the spiritual director and heavily involved with Good Samaritan Purse in Fiji as the Co- Chair. He is an evangelist who knows three languages mainly English, Hindi and Fijian. He was one of the organizers of the first Asia Pacific World Methodist Evangelism held in Fiji in 2005. He has served as a member of the Methodist Consultative Council in the Pacific for many years. He has served as a short term missionary in the Solomon Islands in the height of their civil war and visited the Tongan Methodist lecturing on Comparative Religion. From 1979 He has served in all the Circuit of the Indian Division as a Minister. Married for 34 years, he and his wife have four sons, and two granddaughters.