Etena fou church dedicates new pastor's residence
A new residence belonging to the pastor of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) Etena Fou of Sagafili has been dedicated.
A few members of the church congregation attended the official opening of their pastor’s residence, with Rev. Simona Manuavai'a leading with the opening prayer and remarks to mark the occasion.
"Work on this building began on the holiday of White Sunday 2018," Rev. Manuavai'a said in his opening remarks.
"This morning we have opened this building and it is also the year we mark the sixth year since the chapel was built. On this day in 2018, the hall was opened.
"That means this year marks the two years since the hall was open, and six years since the chapel was opened. But this morning we give our thanks to God. We have now opened this building."
According to Rev. Manuavaia, the total cost of the building was $317,914 and comprises 10 rooms, three bathrooms and an office.
He then expressed his thanks to God and everyone who supported the construction of the new building.
The C.C.C.S Etena Fou Committee Secretary, Fanaeomanu Tiumalu Opa, said that the pastor’s residence was built as the congregation agreed that he had to get a new one.
"This building will be the residence of the Pastor and the Faletua. The former building that served as the Pastor's residence is behind this building it was used for over 40 years," Mr. Opa added.
"I would like to give a big thanks to everyone that helped in building this residence. We pray that God will bless you all for your kindness and love."