The Sabbath Keepers Network was founded by Pa’u Fereti Puni of Samatau Village in Samoa, and consists of Seventh-day Adventists worldwide who disagree with the decision of the Samoa-Tokelau Mission (STM) as a result of a recommendation by the South Pacific Division for Independent Samoa (not American Samoa) to keep the Sabbath on Sunday of the new reckoning after Samoa’s realignment to the Date Line.
In addition to defending the seventh-day Sabbath, the day between preparation day (Friday) and the first day (Sunday) of the week, a fundamental belief of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which is part of our identity and prophetic witness, they also see an injustice in the way the SPD is “pushing and forcing their will on the people of Samoa and trying to silence the voice of those speaking up against their recommendation and the due process they did not follow.”
How you can support the SDA Sabbath Keepers in Samoa
- Prayer Group: Organise a group of prayer warriors to pray for a swift and speedy conclusion to the Samoa Sabbath dilemma. Send us an email to to inform us of your group.
- Visit Samoa: Contact Emoni Tesese (774-9744), Agalelei Puni (723-6523) or Lance Cutts (759-8629) to connect you to the nearest cell group of Sabbath Keepers or email Pa’u Fereti Puni at
- Make a Donation: The Sabbath keepers continue to return tithe and offerings to the Samoa Tokelau Mission (STM) as per normal practice in spite of the fact that they are not receiving any pastoral support or ministry services from the STM. A bank account has since been set up in Samoa for people wanting to make a donation to support the few SDA Sabbath keepers in Samoa who are left to provide for their own spiritual growth and development. (Click anywhere on this paragraph for more details and specific requests.)