The Samoa Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church (S.I.S.D.A.C.) celebrated another milestone on Sunday.
It was the graduation of 16 Ministers from the S.I.S.D.A.C. Ministerial Seminary in Samoa. The occasion was attended by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell.
Pastor Willie Papu congratulated the class of 2016.
Pastor Paulo Pelenato said there were 21 people who registered at the beginning but some had to drop out for work and family reasons.
Tuautu Solofa Toailoa spoke on behalf of the graduating class, thanking Pastor Paulo and Pastor Liutana Vaotuua for the time they spent to teach them the word of God.
He also thanked their leader Pastor Willie Papu for travelling from afar to witness the beginning of their journey as Church Ministers.
Pastor Faatuai Isaia who received a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Evangelism was in tears.
“I thank God because if it wasn’t for his love and care, we wouldn’t be here today,” he said.
Pastor Fa’atuai and his wife are now serving at Falealupo Savai’i.
Pastor Sifuiva Naea Tamua was equally grateful. He and his wife are leaving for Australia where they will serve in Melbourne.