The Worship Centre Church have announced the peaceful passing of their Spiritual Leader and founder, Apostle Viliamu Mafoe at his home in Tulaele, Samoa on Monday 17 April 2023.
Under the leadership of Apostle Mafoe the Worship Centre Church has grown from strength to strength to become a global church with over 20,000 members and branches established in over 12 countries across the globe.
The Apostle knew no boundaries to spreading the Word of God, and founded a television and a radio station as part of the Church’s outreach initiatives.
Apostle Mafoe has been an inspirational leader who had also started the Youth for Christ movement, bringing tens of thousands of youth in Samoa and across the globe to Christ.
The YFC issued a statement – “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the second National Director of Youth for Christ Samoa from the 80s to the late 90s. Apostle Viliamu Mafoe.”
“Thank you Apostle Viliamu for mentoring and raising mighty young people who are now leaders across the Nations of the World.”
“Our prayers and condolences to dear wife Lavina and the children.”
Apostle Viliamu Mafoe and his wife Lavenia had four children, however, thousands identify the Apostle as a father figure in their lives.
O le susuga i le Aposetolo ia Viliamu Mafoe na ia tuua le faalapotopotoga YFC ina ua ia faatūina le Ekalesia Worship Center i le tausaga 1997.
Ua silia ma le sefululua atunuu mai fafo atu o Samoa ua faatuina ai lala Worship Center, ma ua silia ma le 20,000 afe le faitau aofai o ona tagata ekalesia, e pei ona taua e se molimau i le aso na faapaia ai le malumalu fou i Sogi.
O le aposetolo e toafa nai ona alo, ae o se tama ua toatele fanau sa ia faafailele mai ma fofoa mai e ala le Talalelei, poo le upu Le Atua.
O se tasi sa ia faavaeina le televise ua faaigoaina o le Kingdom TV, faapea le leitio ua faaigoaina o Uaga o Faamanuiaga o loo iai le taimi nei.
O le tele foi o taitai o le atunuu sa maua se mafutaga mafana ma le Apositolo, ma ia tuuina atu foi le Upu a Le Atua ia i latou.
Ua faamanuinaina le atunuu o Samoa i le soifua o le Aposetolo, ma o le a le galo foi ana galuega e tupu pea i tupulaga talavou sa ia taitaia ma ia fofoaina e fai ma misionare, o faifeau e talaia le Upu a Le Atua.