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Apr 05

Report from the Pele’s in Samoa

From: Mission of Hope <missionofhopeusa@aol.com>
Date: Wed, April 04, 2018 7:16 pm

Bishop Coulter,

We have been wanting to give you an update  for the work in Samoa.  About a week after we arrived in January, the island got hit with Cyclone Gita which came in at a category 2-3. We had no warning. We heard the news at 3pm on a Thursday that winds about 40 MPH were going to come in but it was much worse than that. We are presently working with Word of Life church, a multi-cultural church that is so ready to work in the harvest fields. We have prayer group every Tuesday, Teaching/training on Wednesday nights led by Pele and Pele preaches on Sunday, either morning or night service.

Twice a month, Pele is leading the Men’s ministry with about 50 men. It is called Men of Promise Samoa.  Eva is leading the Women’s Ministry every month and about 40 women are attending that. There is much excitement at all that God is doing. People are so hungry for the Word of God and not only to hear but to do what God is calling us to do. Eva has been posting many pics of the work here on facebook. Of course, much more is going on that we can’t post pictures for. We do house to house visitation, praying for people who are physically sick or spiritually sick. Many unchurched have started coming to church, whole families.

Shortly after the cyclone, we partnered with a local ministry group and did an outreach where we took food, clothes, water to a village with lots of children that was nearly wiped out by the winds and rain. They were so grateful.

Our biggest project right now is the building of the Mission of Hope Medical Center. We have the paperwork submitted to form the corporation, we have a Board of Directors and a Medical Director.  The blueprints for the building have been submitted to the builder and have gotten a quote of a little over $600,000. One of our sponsors wants another quote, so we are in the process of submitting the plans to another builder. The land has been donate for the center and God has given us much favor for the right people to come alongside us to complete this project hopefully by end of next year. Dr. Stuart Hamilton from Columbia, SC and retired CEO of Eau Claire Co-operative Health Centers is leading us in this project but we give God all the glory for leading us and directing us and granting us much favor. We ask for your continued prayers for the work here in Samoa.

As you know the team is forming for the Samoa Medical Mission 2018. Since we are not in Columbia, the team is much smaller this year coming from SC. If you know of anyone who would like to serve with us, please let us know. I can send the estimated costs and the tentative itinerary and if anyone is interested, I can send an application.

They do not have to be medical personnel. These are the areas they can serve in: Triage section recording vitals, pharmacy-counting pills and getting meds ready for the pharmacist to dispense, wound care section-washing and dressing wounds and washing feet under the direction of a trained nurse,  children’s ministry (lots of children here!!), prayer rooms-leading people to the Lord, healings, deliverances. We are also still in need of medical personnel, doctors, nurses, EMTs, dental hygienist to clean teeth.  Mission dates are June 22-July 7, 2018

We know you are praying for us and we are grateful. We think of you often and we pray for you. God bless!

All for His glory,

Bishop Vaifanua & Eva Mulitauaopele 
Mission of Hope Ministries
PO Box 7000

Pago Pago, AS 96799     phone 684.770.2415

Address in SC:
Mission of Hope
PO Box 2765
West Columbia, SC 29171
Office 803.530.8805
Fax 803.667.3465
In all your ways acknowledge Him and 
He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:6

 

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