About Emoni Tesese

Emoni Tesese is reporter and an official spokesperson for the Samoa Seventh-day Sabbath Keepers who keep the same day as the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist church while most Adventist members in Samoa worship on Sunday.

Rest in Peace, Tua’oima’alii Numera
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Tua'oima’alii Numera

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 …]

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Son of Adventist Pioneer Follows Father’s Example
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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 …]

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Sabbath Keeper Profile: Tui’oima’alii Numera
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Wife  Falesoa, daughter So’otaga Misa and the late Tua’oima’alii Numera

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 …]

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New Sabbath Keeper Group in Laulii, Samoa
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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 …]

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Seven Samoan Sabbath Keepers
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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 …]

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