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REV W RAMKALAWAN OPPOSITION LEADER WITH BISHOP WONG
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SEYCHELLES 1ST PRESIDENT JAMES MANCHAM PRESENT
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PIOSA REV R BROWN WITH BISHOP ROGER AND KAMLA
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4TH BISHOP OF SEYCHELLES , THE RT REV JAMES WONG YIN SONG CONSECRATED IN ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL IN MAHE ON SUNDAY 19 APRIL
 
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April 21, 2009

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] Former Archdeacon James Wong Yin Song from the Diocese of Mauritius was consecrated in Seychelles Cathedral on Sunday 19th April. Archbishop Ian Ernest presided over the service which was attended by all the Bishops of the Province of the Indian Ocean. Bishop James chose the motto " STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH " as his leading orientation for his episcopal ministry . He succeeds Bishop Santosh Marray who resigned last year after a 3 year service. The wonderful service was celebrated in English, French, Malagasy and Seychellois Creole.1Co 16:10 When Timothy arrives, give him a friendly welcome. He is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.
1Co 16:11 Don't let anyone mistreat him. I am looking for him to return to me together with the other followers. So when he leaves, send him off with your blessings.
1Co 16:12 I have tried hard to get our friend Apollos to visit you with the other followers. He doesn't want to come just now, but he will come when he can.
1Co 16:13 Keep alert. Be firm in your faith. Stay brave and strong.
1Co 16:14 Show love in everything you do.
1Co 16:15 You know that Stephanas and his family were the first in Achaia to have faith in the Lord. They have done all they can for God's people. My friends, I ask you
1Co 16:16 to obey leaders like them and to do the same for all others who work hard with you.
1Co 16:17 I was glad to see Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus. Having them here was like having you.
1Co 16:18 They made me feel much better, just as they made you feel better. You should appreciate people like them.
1Co 16:19 Greetings from the churches in Asia. Aquila and Priscilla, together with the church that meets in their house, send greetings in the name of the Lord.
1Co 16:20 All of the Lord's followers send their greetings. Give each other a warm greeting.
1Co 16:21 I am signing this letter myself: PAUL.
1Co 16:22 I pray that God will put a curse on everyone who doesn't love the Lord. And may the Lord come soon.
1Co 16:23 I pray that the Lord Jesus will be kind to you.
1Co 16:24 I love everyone who belongs to Christ Jesus.