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London Missionary Society donates to colleges

The London Missionary Society recently donated $50,000 to the Congregation Christian Church of Samoa.

The funding is for the upgrading of the Leulumoega–Fou and Maluafou Colleges and their libraries, in line with a request received from the Congregation Christian Church of Samoa.

“We felt that we needed to get the society back on track for the reason that it has conquered the church for decades now,” Apisaloma Apisaloma said.

Pastor Vavatau Taufao, who is also the secretary of the church, said he is overwhelmed by the donation. 

“To me personally, I am very happy and I’m thankful towards members of the London Missionary Society – not only for the gift – but also for a new beginning in terms of the libraries,” he said. 

The members of the London Missionary Society represented the four different branches in Samoa, American Samoa, Wellington and Auckland. They contributed $10,000 each to reach the total of $50,000 with Mr. Apisaloma saying the goal is to improve the level of education of the students, as they believe in the future of the children. 

The presentation was witnessed by members of the London Missionary Society and representatives from the Congregation Christian Church of Samoa.

The London Missionary Society donated $20,000 for the commissioning of a sanctuary at the Malua Theological College in 2017.

Mr. Apisaloma added that giving some of the donation to Congregation Christian Church of Samoa in American Samoa is an ongoing program. 

The London Missionary Society and the Congregation Christian Church of Samoa were previously one congregation church but have since separated and become independent church entities.

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