$59,000 facelift completed

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The new look for the National Council of Churches Building at Mulinuu

The new look for the National Council of Churches Building at Mulinuu

Members of the National Council of Churches have a near new office thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and an anonymous donor.

The renovation job cost $59,000 and was blessed on Tuesday.

Chairman of the National Council of Churches Rev. Kasiano Leaupepe shaking hands with one of the leaders of the LDS Church Elder Meliula Fata.

Chairman of the National Council of Churches Rev. Kasiano Leaupepe shaking hands with one of the leaders of the LDS Church Elder Meliula Fata.

Member of the L.D.S Church, Elder Meliula Fata, said their help was in response to a call from the Council.

 “We contacted our leaders and they agreed to do the work,” he said. “However we could not renovate the whole building because the budget was not enough and it was only enough to renovate just the ground floor.

Chairman of the National Council of Churches Rev. Kasiano Leaupepe shaking hands with one of the leaders of the LDS Church Elder Meliula Fata.
Chairman of the National Council of Churches Rev. Kasiano Leaupepe shaking hands with one of the leaders of the LDS Church Elder Meliula Fata.

“So we agreed to do this but the owner of the Construction Company that did the work offered to paint the whole building free of charge. 

“Most of the things inside the building like the curtains and portraits were offered by the company for free.”

Elder Fata said the Good Samaritan wants to remain anonymous but confirmed that she is a member of the L.D.S Church.

The Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Rev. Kasiano Leaupepe, thanked the leaders of the L.D.S Church for their support.

“We have nothing to repay your love and kindness but we pray that the Lord may fulfill what has been spent on this project,” he said.

“It is a beautiful building now and we just want to thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts for your support.”

 

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