Seventh-day Adventist World President Receives Appeal from Samoa
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Seventh-day Adventist Lighthouse members Lealailepule Sini Laikum, Lance Cutts and Moananu Patolo Setu

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 to Tuamasaga. In a joint letter they wrote, “We steadfastly … [Click to read more …]

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Special Sabbath, June 2, at National University of Samoa, Apia
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independence commemerative

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 Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Mata’afa Faumuina Mulinu’u II the Samoan … [Click to read more …]

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Discipleship In Action
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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 do is not to share any information that will trigger … [Click to read more …]

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Awakening for Adventists in Samoa?
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Message in music provided by Matamua, Savali and Mose

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 the inside of the cathedral to another bee that was … [Click to read more …]

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The Next Step – Discipleship
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Two photos:  Divine Service preacher Tofilau Iose Mataafā from Glenala Church in Brisbane playing the trumpet with Tomasi Fanene on the keyboard with a rendition of “How Great Thou Art” at Lighthouse on Sabbath 28th April 2012

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 short, circumstances surrounding the Samoa Sabbath dilemma have come together … [Click to read more …]

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