Three Samoan Churches Host Youth Revival
Tacoma (Wash.) Samoa-Tokelau, Samoan Southside (Tacoma) and Des Moines (Wash.) Samoan church members gathered together for a two-week Youth Revival series, May 13–24, 2018, under the direction and leadership of Fred Toailoa, Tacoma Samoa-Tokelau Church pastor.
The series, entitled “The Time Is Now,” was organized by the youth department under the leadership of Tafao Siaosi, Tacoma Samoa-Tokelau Church member, and focused specifically on youth and young adults to draw them closer to God for spiritual growth, to begin or enhance their personal relationship with God, and to proclaim the Word.
The adults from the three congregations embraced the effort and showed their support of the young people by providing refreshments each night of the meetings while the young people concentrated on leading out and attending the meetings.
“We face many challenges daily by the outside world,be it health, financial situation, relationships or otherwise,” says Mustard Sinapi Pa’o, pastor of the Samoa-Tokelau Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. “It is time to stay on God’s path of faith, hope and love.”
Each night, Pa’o blessed the congregation with powerful messages and Scripture that were collectively illuminating. On the final Sabbath, 25 youth and young adults gave their lives to the Lord and accepted the call for baptism.
“It is always a joy to see young people give their lives to the Lord at a young age when they have so much to give,” says Toailoa. “I thank God that Pa’o was able to accept the invitation to be our speaker. … He did well, the Holy Spirit used him mightily, and I just praise the Lord.”
Pa’o encouraged the young people to commit their lives and serve Jesus Christ. Every believer has a story about how they came to know Christ. Some stories are more dramatic than others, but all of them are important! Let’s continue to invite Him in today, commune with Him every day for all eternity and pray for our young people. It is His sovereign, majestic and glorious plan and promise.