Gita a sign from heaven

By Nefertiti Matatia and Ivamere Nataro ,

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A Pastor says Tropical Cyclone Gita is a message from God.

A Pastor says Tropical Cyclone Gita is a message from God. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

A Pastor from Lelata says Tropical Cyclone Gita is a sign from heaven. 

Opeta believes the taxing of pastors is not right in the eyes of God and Tropical Cyclone Gita is a sign of God speaking to the leaders of this nation to rethink their decision of taxing servants of God. 

He also explained the wall promised by the Government to be constructed alongside the two river mouths that circle Lelata should be prioritized.

This is because lives of the people in the area, their belongings and livelihood are at stake whenever such disasters occur.

Opeta’s house is secure but their front yard is always damaged whenever there’s a natural disaster. 

 “When floodwaters recede, it would leave behind large deposits of mud and a lot of rubbish in front of the house, blocking their drive way,” he said.

A Pastor says Tropical Cyclone Gita is a message from God. Photo: Misiona Simo.
A Pastor says Tropical Cyclone Gita is a message from God. Photo: Misiona Simo.

“The wind was really strong in the night, even though we live in a concrete house with a high foundation; it felt like the wind was going to tear the roof of our house down.

“If the wind and rain continued, the creek behind our house would have definitely risen at a quick rate ruining more than just our driveway.”

Opeta says his relatives house, just beside his home, was badly affected with beddings and carpet ruined. 

This usually cost them a lot of money to replace. 

During a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi downplayed suggestions that the National Prayer Week is not working.

He said the Samoa is lucky it was only a Category 1 Cyclone. If anything, Tuilaepa said this shows that God is still merciful to Samoa given the number of people who were not faithful during the National Fasting and Prayer week.

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