Vanuatu Mission staff gathered to console the family of Simon Gideon before his body was transported back to Tanna, his home, to be laid to rest.
Serving at Blue Water on the island of Aneityum, Minister Gideon had been battling a health condition and passed away July 18 before his body was flown back to Tanna the next day.
Minister Gideon began his ministry January 1, 2016 as a Bible worker in the Lapatua area of Tanna island. He served there for seven and a half years before moving to Lenang, still on Tanna, and finally Aneityum.
The funeral service was conducted on Thursday morning (July 20) with VM represented by Secretary Pastor Max Senembe and Youth/family life department director James Usamoli.
Minister Simon Gideon is survived by his wife, Betty and two children Asneth Wap and Leeroy Rodney.