No Endorsement Given to Samoa Church for Sunday Worship
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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 … [Click to read more …]

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Seventh-day Adventist World President Receives Appeal from Samoa
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Elder Ted Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church has confirmed receiving a submission from members in Samoa against the controversial decision by the local church administration, changing their Sabbath day of worship from Saturday to Sunday in Samoa. One of the biggest group is the Lighthouse with members from across Anoamaa … [Click to read more …]

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Special Sabbath, June 2, at National University of Samoa, Apia
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The 1st of January, 2012, marks 50 years since the Samoan flag was first raised at Ti’afau. On an overcast day in 1962, the New Zealand flag and the Samoan flag, which had flown side-by-side at Ti’afau since 1948, were lowered by then New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. Keith Holyoake lowered the NZ flag, and … [Click to read more …]

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Awakening for Adventists in Samoa?
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In response to the Discipleship and the Persecution articles mentioned in our newsletter and the “The Next Step—Discipleship” post, one writer referred to a story in Scott Adams’ book, God’s Debris, about some bees that landed on the stained glass window of a cathedral. A bee that had landed on a piece of red glass described … [Click to read more …]

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The Next Step – Discipleship
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Last week I received an e-copy of the General Conference BRI Newsletter (April Edition, 2012) and an e-copy of the Leadership Development Journal of the Trans-European Division of the General conference (April Edition, 2012). I must say that, after reading both, I have now taken a different view to the Sabbath dilemma in Samoa. In … [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 … [Click to read more …]

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Sabbath Keeper Profile: Tui’oima’alii Numera
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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. … [Click to read more …]

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