White Sunday celebrations underway

White is the colour for thousands of children across Samoa today as the nation gets down to mark White Sunday.

Church services were led by children, where they organised special programmes in the form of scriptural recitations, biblical stories reenactments of stories, and gospel dance performances.

This was the same for the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) at Vaie'e Safata which began their service with the children parading through the road towards their church building while singing songs.

A representative of the church, Faiava Lesua, said today is all about children.

“The children will be performing gospel dances and bible skits just like the normal programmes,” he said.

He added that their church’s Sunday school spent weeks in practicing for the big day.

“We are grateful that despite the COVID-19 State of Emergency restrictions, the children will celebrate their special day.

“It is our duty and responsibility to uphold also the orders from the S.O.E. because we support the Government’s concern for the country’s overall safety amidst this global crisis.

“More than 80 children are part of our programmes but we are also united with families and children that have traveled from other villages to spend the White Sunday weekend with their relatives. We will have all of them be part of our celebration.”

Mr. Lesua added that the children are our most prized possessions which need the love and care from parents so that they can grow but most importantly need God’s guidance in their lives from a young age so that they can lead with good examples in the future.

“We feel happiness and love as we gather with parents to witness a beautiful performance from the young ones.”

He also thanked God for the blessings of each child.

“The children are our joy and happiness, this is why we celebrate them on this day but it is also a great feeling for each child on this day because it is dedicated especially for them.”

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