“Serve God without fear or embarrassment”
The principal of the Apia Harvest Center Bible College, Reverend Faafetai Fata has urged their graduates to serve God’s will without fear or embarrassment.
Speaking to 19 students who graduated with certificates, diplomas and bachelors of arts in theology last Friday evening, the principal told them to be strong in their work of evangelism.
“According to 2 Timothy chapter 4: 1-5 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.”
“For the time will come when people will not endure sound doctrine, but they will gather to themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, having itching ears, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths.”
“But be self-controlled in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, and prove your ministry. I convey that you all be good examples in gathering the people of our church instead of driving them away,” he said.
Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papaliitele Niko Lee Hang - a senior congregation member of the Apia Harvest Center - congratulated the graduates and added that their achievements confirmed that you are never too old to learn.
Seven graduates received certificate II in Theology. They were Atlanta Sola, Maiava Visekota Peteru, Makerita Fa’atu’uala Sioa, Mose Aitaufetuli Moeala, Peseta Mulinuu Su’a, Terava Faat’uala Loia, Stuart Charlie Taulapapa. Five graduated with diplomas in theology, namely: Vitilevu Aiga Johnson, Simea Avei-Meafou, Magele Timothy Reinsford Fata, Annie Groves, Suetena Faatu’uala Loia. Three received diplomas in ministry: Tagaloa Jerome Sapolu, Luisa Falaniko Pua Alosio, and Faafetai Vaevaina and four got bachelors of arts in theology. They were Esther Soti-Fiaui, Suzanne Fereti-Laban, Aumua Eric Poe, and Tuiloma Lemalu Sina Retzlaff.