Celebration at Harvest Centre

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PROUD MOMENT: Rev. Vaalele Tuigamala with family members and church members.

PROUD MOMENT: Rev. Vaalele Tuigamala with family members and church members. (Photo: Deidre Fanene)

It was a night of celebration for many especially the 30 graduands who walked down the aisle to receive their Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Masters after completing years of studies at different Biblical Theological Institutes around Samoa and in the Philippines.

SMILES OF JOY: Della Fuimaono from American Samoa surrounded by her children and family members.

SMILES OF JOY: Della Fuimaono from American Samoa surrounded by her children and family members.

Held at the Harvest Centre Hall at Lotopa, this is also the first time an event of such magnitude has been held where ten pastors graduated with Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees from the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Academic.

FAMILY SUPPORT: Rev. Faafetai Fata with families and friends.

FAMILY SUPPORT: Rev. Faafetai Fata with families and friends.

Special guest for the night was the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who delivered the keynote speech and congratulated the graduates for their success.

“God chose you to be His servants and so today you have been chosen by God to go out to the world and spread the good news,” said Prime Minister.

SWEET SUCCESS: Rev. Aumua Seuga Aumua with Laulu Filipo Taotua, Rosie Taotua and Adelaide Taotua.

SWEET SUCCESS: Rev. Aumua Seuga Aumua with Laulu Filipo Taotua, Rosie Taotua and Adelaide Taotua.

“You have come a long way and you have sweated and suffered and today you have reaped with joy what you have sown.

“For some of you, you will be called to go out to the world and do God’s work and if you do, don’t forget that you will be going with God.

“He will be with you all the way.”

Tuilaepa also reminded them that the work of the Lord will be no easy task.

“Don’t worry because God has chosen you and so therefore He will look after you,” said Tuilaepa.

General Superintendent of the World Samoa Assemblies of God Rev. Siaosi Mageo encouraged the graduates that they were called to be servants not to be served.

“Remember you have been chosen as servants and not to be served,” he said.

“Do the work with honesty, don’t just preach the word but also walk in what you have been preaching about.

“The Lord will be with you always.”

LIST OF THE GRADUATES:

GRADUATES FOR CERTIFICATES:

Orlando Bill Peters – Lotopa BT AOG – Samoa

Sooalo Otilia Sooalo – Lotopa BT AOG – Samoa 

Solomona Lilomaiava – Rhema Levili AOG – Samoa

GRADUATES FOR DIPLOMA:

SMILES OF JOY: Della Fuimaono from American Samoa surrounded by her children and family members.
SMILES OF JOY: Della Fuimaono from American Samoa surrounded by her children and family members.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Rev. Faafetai Fata with families and friends.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Rev. Faafetai Fata with families and friends.
SWEET SUCCESS: Rev. Aumua Seuga Aumua with Laulu Filipo Taotua, Rosie Taotua and Adelaide Taotua.
SWEET SUCCESS: Rev. Aumua Seuga Aumua with Laulu Filipo Taotua, Rosie Taotua and Adelaide Taotua.

Charlie Fruean – Vaimoso AOF – Samoa

Iafeta Fepulea’i – Parklea Faith Centre AOG – Aust

Mark Alofi Tuigamala Lapiti – Calvary AOG – Sydney Aust

Masuisui Ronnie Gibson – Malie AOG – Samoa

GRADUATES FOR BA DEGREE:

Arlene Mauga Matai’a Faasala – Ieova Irae AOG – Am. Samoa

Faafou Pulalasi – Saleimoa AOG – Samoa

Rev. Kalolo Sulu Kalolo – Faleasiu-Moamoa AOG – Samoa

Tavita Falevalu Utumapu – Vaitele Fou AOG – Samoa

Tekiu Taimanuga – Tuvalu AOG

GRADUATES FOR DIPLOMA

Afiafi Folu Sa – Alofaina Christian Church – Iva AOG

Alofa Iefata Feagiai – Lotopue AOG

Ah’wa Lologapule – Salelologa AOG

Arona Moananu – Fagasa AOG

Faafouina Palepua – Satui, Fasitoo Uta AOG

Iupeli Tiatia – Eveni Alofaina Christian Church – Siusega AOG

Misimapesone Su’a – Satui Fasitoo AOG

Moemai Fou – Alofaina Christian Church – Iva AOG

ASIA PACIFIC THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (PHILIPPINES)

MA EXTENSION – SAMOA 

GRADUATES FOR M.A. Min

Rev. Afa Stowers – Safai AOG – Samoa

Mrs. Della Fuimaono – Iliili AOG – Am. Samoa

Rev. Faafetai Fata – Apia Harvest Centre AOG – Samoa

Rev. Lotaua Mose – Saleimoa AOG – Samoa

Rev. Paulo Mikaele – Papaloloa Vailima AOG – Samoa

Rev. Seugalupe Aumua – Mangere AOG – NZ

Pst. Su’a Sinapati Tofilau – Alofaina AOG – Samoa

Rev. Vaalele Tuigamala – Salioa AOG – Samoa

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