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Father and daughter share special moment

A father and daughter celebrated the joy of graduating together on Thursday this week.

Tuialii Tuialii, 65, and his daughter, Beavy Tuiali’i, were among the graduates who celebrated sweet success after a three year journey at the Tuamafa Fili Malae Theological College.

Tuialii said he is delighted his daughter decided to follow his footsteps.

“My heart is filled with happiness,” he said.

“Seeing my daughter graduate from Tuamafa Fili Malae Theological College is a proud moment. I’m so happy she decided to join.”

Tuialii said the three year journey was not easy. But he thanked God for his help and said his daughter motivated him to graduate and finish the course.

“I thank the Lord that I have reached the end of my three year journey and I have finally graduated,” he said, with tears of joy down his face.

His wife, Mrs. Tuialii, was a proud mother.

She said it was an emotional moment to see her husband and daughter graduate together.

Their daughter, Beavy Tuialii, was equally proud.

“I asked God that I wanted to be in ministry and this is a good start,” she said.

She told this newspaper that there were lots of difficulties she faced but she persevered.

 “It was a hard journey for us but we prayed to God to help us with everything we did.”

Just like her father used his daughter as motivation, Beavy said she was motivated to complete the course by her father.

“We helped each other,” she said.

 “My dad knows more about the word of God and he helped me with some things and I helped with other things he needed.”

Beavy said the graduation is not the end.

“I will continue to study the word of God because you can never stop learning from the Bible.”

As for her father, he agrees that there is so much work to be done.

“I am happy to see that if I retire, my daughter can continue on my work. I am very proud of her.”

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