Waymaker AOG in Pittsburg California Donates to Samoa Health

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Waymaker Assembly of God Church and Samoa Assembly of God have presented gfts to assist Samoa’s preparedness to transmittable disease in the dace of COVID-19.

The gifts valued at over US$10,000.00 included 160 cartons of food, a selection of medical supplies and gears, over 70 boxes of toys, over 60 cartons of water, boxes of clothes, 4 walking aid, 2 electrical beds and a tent that may be useful in times of emergencies and evacuations.

The Samoa Assembly of God Treasurer/Elder Rev. Ta’ei Ti’eti’e, today presented medical and health related supplies and other resources to the Government of Samoa, on behalf of Rev. Ben Maua Afisivalu, first lady and the Board of the Samoa Waymaker Assembly of God church and the Samoa Assembly of God.

The Waymaker Assembly of God church had assembled the container in response to the Measles Outbreak that affected Samoa towards the end of 2019. Church members had planned to travel to Samoa to also conduct outreach programs for the affected families.

The Samoa diaspora live in the industrial suburb of Pittsburg, a city in Contra Costa County, California located on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AOG member Nanai Sovala Aiaga & Deputy CEO of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet (right) unloading the supplies worth US$10,000 with a staff member from the National Emergency Operation Center.

The container was delayed from last year but has arrived in time for the COVID-19 state of emergency.

“In God’s timing, the container arrived just when we are running short of some of the crucial medical supplies, including PPEs”.

Rev. Ta’ei Ti’eti’e, in presenting the gifts, reminded Samoa that as a nation, we are in this together and Samoa must continue to rely on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as He alone will bring healing to our land and our people.

Chief Executive Officer, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri of the Ministry of Health in receiving these gifts on behalf of the Government of Samoa, acknowledged with sincere gratitude the continuous support of our diaspora as well as local churches and communities.

Such assistance is preparing and equipping our NEOC and partners to protect and secure our country from COVID 19 and other related diseases.

The CEO also pointed out that due to COVID 19, borders are closing and countries are not as generous in sharing PPEs and medical supplies. The assistance would go to good use, accumulated to assist Samoa in the coming weeks if not months of waiting out the storms.

The gifts, which cost at over US$10,000.00 included 160 cartons of food, a selection of medical supplies and gears, over 70 boxes of toys, over 60 cartons of water, boxes of clothes, 4 walking aid, 2 electrical beds and a tent that may be useful in times of emergencies and evacuations.