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This gallery contains 24 photos.
Family members of Tua’oima’alii Numera and Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath keepers gathered at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the morgue of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Moto’otua for a short service, before accompanying the body of their fellow Sabbath keeper for his final service and burial at Samatau. The short service was led by Tapunu’usa Pr. Sioeli Puni, from Los Angeles, USA … [Click to read more …]
Telei’ai Pepa Puni had his 83rd birthday on 22 March 1929. His father, Puni Ierome, was a hardworking and honest man. He was also a devout member and a lay preacher of the Congregational Christian Church (CCCS) of Samoa. Telei’ai Pepa shares his story: When my father accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith, he stood up to preach his last sermon as a member of the … [Click to read more …]
When the Sabbath issue came up in December, 2011, Tui’oima’alii Numera said to himself, “How can I go against God’s commandment to keep the seventh day holy?” He thought that, while he could not run evangelistic meetings to bring souls to the Lord, keeping the Sabbath was a way for him to witness for His Lord. He also felt that if he should keep another day, … [Click to read more …]
A few weeks ago, Toailoa Vaosa stood up, after Divine Service in the the Laulii SDA Church, to formally inform the pastor and members that he had resigned from his responsibilities as Head Elder since he and his family will no longer worship on Sunday, because they are now keeping the seventh-day Sabbath of the Lord. I found out about the new Sabbath-keeping group in Lauii … [Click to read more …]
Lance Cutts – The Plumber From Auckland and Vailoa, Faleata I am not proud of …my dreadful past Drinks and drugs …were my favourite stuff The Lord rescued me …He changed my life I’ll serve Him always, …in this Pacific Paradise In 2011, in the month …of October I buried my adorable …two-year-old daughter Elena died accidentally …and it broke my heart Saying goodbye to … [Click to read more …]
Ilai (Iosua) Koomwaiyou was born and raised a member of the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa, and sincerely believed his church was the true one, and he faithfully attended church on Sundays. He tells his story in his own words: In my late-20’s, I was involved in some complicated problems. My aunt, a Seventh-day Adventist, reached out to assist and support me when I was … [Click to read more …]