Papua New Guinea: Rev. Gabriel Kaulo, District Superintendent NGI district, passed away on April 26, 2021. He was 61 years old.
DS Kaulo was born on May 2, 1959, at Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea. On one Sunday morning in 1984, DS Kaulo gave his life to Jesus at Banz Town Church of the Nazarene. He heard God’s call in his life to be a pastor and enrolled at Melanesia Nazarene Bible College. He graduated in 1989. Rev. Kaulo served as pastor of Bilu Nazarene Church for eight years and 6 years at Banz Nazarene Church. He became District Superintendent of Bromely District for 11 years, North Coast District for 13 years, and NGI District for a year. Rev. Kaulo also served as the chairman of the Papua New Guinea National Board.
Rev. Kafoa Muaror, Field Strategy Coordinator Melanesia-South Pacific Field shared, “DS Kaulo, will be greatly missed in Church of the Nazarene in Papua New Guinea. He was a great leader, motivator, learner, compassionate servant, and visionary leader. Rev. Kaulo impacted a lot of people and gained a lot of spiritual sons and daughters. He was a dedicated and passionate servant leader, always ready to go and preach the Gospel to people regardless of how treacherous the area could be. We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with him and serve alongside him.”
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DS Kaulo is survived by his wife – Topoamb Grace, his 7 children – Rachael, Lorry, James, LuVerne, Alsana, Ruth, Koti, and his 8 grandchildren. His family was a strong witness of DS Kaulo’s faith, dedication, and service to his God, as he poured his time, talent, and treasure to share God’s love to the people in Papua New Guinea.
A memorial service will be held to honor the life and ministry of Rev. Gabriel Kaulo on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Kudjip. The national board members and leaders will hand over his body to his family.
Please pray for DS Kaulo’s wife and children, as they deal with the loss of a husband and father. We pray that God’s comfort will embrace them throughout this difficult and challenging time.