Last month leaders of the SDA church in the South Pacific Division (SPD) met again in Australia with pastors from Samoa and Samoan pastors representing Samoan churches in New Zealand and Australia. The bible conference discussed the impasse in Samoa which is detrimental to a fundamental doctrine of the SDA church where there are now two seventh-day Sabbaths, some worshipping on Saturday and the majority … Continue reading –>
In an article regarding casinos in Samoa in the Samoa Observer Online, March 12, 2013, Father Ioane Ono, Chancellor of the Catholic Church in Samoa, confirmed that in Samoa Sunday is currently recognized as the day of the resurrection, that is the first day of the week. This is contrary to claims by representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who have said that Sunday is … Continue reading –>
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Pressure has been exterted on the Leauvaa-uta Saturday Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath Keepers to stop worshiping in the Leauvaa-uta Seventh-day Adventist church on Saturdays. In the week previous to November 10, 2012, a delegation from the Samoa Tokelau Mission, together with the Leauva’a-uta Sunday Sabbath keepers, called on the Saturday Sabbath keepers to persuade the latter not to use the church building on Sabbath (Saturday) for … Continue reading –>
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On Sabbath, 3 November, 2012, the Leuvaa-uta branch of the Samoa Saturday Sabbath Keepers (SSSK) group officially opened. For the first time since 29 December, 2011, the doors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Leauvaa-uta were opened on the seventh-day Sabbath of the Lord. Tears of joy and exaltation of God flowed freely as the Saturday Sabbath keepers praised the “Lord of the Sabbath” for … Continue reading –>
Since December 29th 2011, Samoa’s change from American to Asian Time has created confusion for Samoan Seventh-day Adventists (SDA’s) because they were told by the Seventh-day Adventist South Pacific Division (SPD) that after December 29, 2011, the 7th-day Sabbath is Sunday, the 1st day of the week. I believe that is not correct and that the 7th-Day Sabbath is still Saturday. Nowhere in God’s Word … Continue reading –>
The Steering Committee of the Samoa Saturday Sabbath Keepers (SSSK) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Samoa met for the first time on September 30, 2012. This Steering Committee, through its authorized officers, will be the official collective voice of the SSSK with regards to communications and dialogue with the Samoa-Tokelau Mission (STM), Trans-Pacific Union Mission (TPUM), the South Pacific Division (SPD), the General Conference … Continue reading –>
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 … Continue reading –>
The debate of which day is the ‘seventh day’ Sabbath in Samoa has taken on another twist with confirmation from the Seventh-day Adventist world headquarters in America, that there is no documented action by the General Conference endorsing or supporting the action of the Samoa SDA administration to change its Sabbath day of worship to Sunday. The current Samoa Sabbath dilemma in fact has come … Continue reading –>