Rest in Peace, Tua’oima’alii Numera

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 … [Click to read more …]

DeVon Franklin Tells Oprah About the Seventh-day Sabbath

DeVon _Franklin

DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel. DeVon Franklin tells Oprah about the Bible Sabbath and how it is Saturday and not Sunday. Oprah says, “All these years I thought the Sabbath was Sunday… … [Click to read more …]

Discipleship In Action

Lele with my late mother Puataunofo Fereti Puni

Since the beginning of the Samoa Sabbath dilemma, numerous attempts have been made by agents of the Samoa-Tokelau Mission (STM) and the South Pacific Division (SPD) to confront and discourage those who have made a stand for the Lord’s Sabbath in the new reckoning. I’ve been reminded a few times that the rational thing to … [Click to read more …]

Son of Adventist Pioneer Follows Father’s Example


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 …]

Sabbath Keeper Profile: Tui’oima’alii Numera

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. … [Click to read more …]

Seven Samoan Sabbath Keepers


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 … [Click to read more …]

Reflections of a Sabbath Keeper

man in white shirt with group

Two thousand and twelve is a special year For all Samoans living far and near As we prepare for the 50th celebration The anniversary of our independent nation It’s also been a year of sad separation Of God’s church with its small population The “Keep Sunday” ruling made by our leaders Caused a huge split … [Click to read more …]