Parliament's final prayer breakfast for 2019
Members of Parliament gathered early on Tuesday morning for their final Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast at the Maota Fono in Mulinuu.
The service was presided over by the Secretary of the National Council of Churches, Reverend Maauga Motu upon arrival of the the Head of State, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II and the Masiofo.
The members of the Council of Deputies and their wives, Cabinet members, Members of Parliament, members of the Clergy, Diplomatic corp (regional and international) and other dignitaries were present to worship together.
The Prayer Breakfast is a Parliament annual event which takes place every end of the year to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for guiding its work for the year 2017.
M.P. for Aana Alofi Nu. 3 Constituency, Afamasaga Rico Tupai prayed for thanksgiving, while Alataua Sisifo (West) M.P., Aliimalemanu Alofa Tuuau did the prayer of confession, and Falelatai & Samatau M.P., Taefu Lemi does prayer of concession.
Vaimauga Sisifo Nu.1 M.P., Lenatai Victor Tamapua read the scriptures for the service.
Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Nafoitoa Talaimanu Keti greeted the guests, thanked them for their hard work and assistance rendered to Parliament throughout the year and invited them to morning tea as a token of its appreciation.
The Prayer Breakfast was followed by the Parliament’s final sitting this year, 2019 where they not only discussed remaining business but also observed a moment of silence for 73 victims and families of the measles crisis.
To date, 5,267 cases have been recorded since the outbreak started two months ago.