From the young people to the old, Samoans were blessed to be in the company of the second Messianic Jewish leader to visit Samoa, Pastor Avi Mizrachi, during the past few days.
The Executive Director of Dugit Messianic Outreach Centre and the Senior Pastor of Adonai Roi Congregation in Israel has been in the country since Sunday and has been ministering to different groups of people – including the young ones.
On Tuesday and Wednesday night at the T.A.T.T.E. Building, Ps. Avi and his wife, Pastor Chaya Mizrachi, ministered during rallies organised for the youth.
Prior to that, they had met and prayed with senior Government officials and leaders of the private sector during a Prayer Breakfast.
The couple also visited the Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.
On Monday, they took a trip to Savai’i where they visited Sapapali’i, where Christianity first arrived in Samoa.
Ps. Avi is the second Jewish leader to visit Samoa following the historical visit by another Messianic Jewish leader, Pastor Benjamin Berger, earlier this year.
The visits were hosted by the Prayer for Israel Samoa (P.F.I.S.) group as part of its efforts to strengthen the understanding of Samoans about Israel and its strategic importance today.
The P.F.I.S. membership consists of members from different denominations throughout Samoa. They have all been to Israel at one time or another, with most of them having attended a conference organised by a group of Messianic Jews in October 2017. Samoa was part of a large Pacific delegation, which included a group from American Samoa.
The Group is chaired by Reverend Nuuausala Siaosi of the Apia Protestant Church. Him and his wife, Malu Siaosi, have been accompanying the Jewish guests throughout the trips.