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Town welcomes Samoan-language church
22 nov. 2013 -

churches now congregate in the brightly painted church room in the basement of Whittier’s Begich Towers. At 9 a.m. on Sundays the room fills with richly layered Baptist hymns, sung in Samoan.

The newly founded church is Malamalama Fou, which translates as “New Light Church.” Pastor Su’e Su’e, his wife Antonina and their children moved from Samoa to begin a Samoan-language church in Whittier. Sarah Taula’i, a missionary serving in Whittier from the Samoa Alaska Baptist Church in Anchorage, and Kevin Jones, former Whittier Community Church pastor, perceived a need in the community for Samoan services. The Anchorage church put out a call for a pastor, and Su’e answered.

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