The late Reverend Elder Oka Fauola was a gift from God for Samoa and as a leader he will be sorely missed by Samoa in the opinion of Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga, when he was asked about Rev Oka’s passing away.
“Rev Oka was a man of God,” says the Archbishop. “He was not just a man for one denomination, he was a man for all denominations.
“He touched lives wherever he went. When he spoke, people listened. No one can replace Oka, the wisdom and knowledge he possessed was a rarity.” The passing away of Rev Elder Fauolo last week has become the source of great sadness for thousands of Samoans who admired his life and work.
Archbishop Mataeliga says Rev Fauolo was “a dear friend, spiritual advisor and a true Christian leader.
“Even though he didn’t speak at many occasions towards his last days, people felt blessed from him through his prayers.”
Oka Fauolo was former Chairman of Samoa’s Council of Churches. Within his own Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, he had been its General Secretary and Chairman. He was for many years the Principal of Malua Theological College.
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