Samoan Sabbath Keepers Meet Saturday Jan 28

Pa’u Fereti, Teleiai Pepa, Tuaoi Numera, Leia Apolo, Sepu, Feala and Teleiai Lagolasi; (seated) Lavea Polevia and son, Leota Ierome, Pa’u Vala’auina

While the great majority of Adventists in the Samoa-Tokelau mission area joined other Christian churches in worshiping on Sunday, after the government’s dateline realignment on December 30, 2011, a small group of Seventh-day Adventists have continued to worship on the seventh day of the week. The current dilemma facing Seventh-day Adventists in Samoa has affected … [Click to read more …]

Samoa Government Prayer House Opens for Worship this Saturday


(Source: The current division in beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists in Samoa over which day to observe the Sabbath has resulted in a request to the Samoa Government to use the Prayer House on Mt. Vaea for church service starting this Saturday morning. It is confirmed that the Government have granted the request by members … [Click to read more …]

Samoa and the New Sequence of Days in 2012‏

Teleiai Pepa Puni, wife Maria, and Pa'u Fereti Puni

(Source: Samoa’s shift to the west to align with days in New Zealand and Australia also saw a change in the sequence of days of the week according to the new calendar being adopted by the Seventh-day Adventist church in Samoa, with Monday becoming the first day of the week to Sunday starting in … [Click to read more …]

Samoa Seventh-day Adventist Church Issues Statement re Date Line Change

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Samoa issued a statement to clarify its position on the time zone change, which is happening at midnight on December 29, according to the Samoa Observer (No longer available online). The planned realignment of Samoa to the western side of the date line was announced by Prime Minister Tuilaepa … [Click to read more …]