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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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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Sabbath Defined in Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual
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This week I was referred to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual, a voted document of the Church; this is one document that the General Conference in Session votes on and amends every five years. It is the official document of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which clearly states which day is the Sabbath. Church Manual Revised 2010 (18th Edition), p. 138. “The Sabbath holds a special … [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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Reflections of a Sabbath Keeper
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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 among our members We continue to keep the seventh day … [Click to read more …]

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