Tongan LSM participants welcome lay delegates to closing worship

December 01, 2022 | by Kalesita Fa'asisila

Tongan LSM participants welcome lay delegates to closing worship


“Ke tau nofo‘aki tali kia Sihova ē; Na‘e nofo‘aki tali hotau laumālie: Pea ‘i he‘ene folofola na‘a tau ‘amanaki pē.” Psalm 130:5, ko ‘emau tautapa ia kia Sihova he ‘aho fkkoloa ni, fakataha moe potu Saame, ‘aki ha loto hounga’ia ‘aupito………….ke tau fkfeta’i mo fkmalo ma’u pe!
 
Fakafeta’i pea fakafeta’i koe kau mai ‘ae ‘Eiki ‘one takimu’a pea tau ikuna noa! Fakamalo atu kihe leity kotoa pe mei he ngaahi konifelenisi ‘oe United Methodist Church na’a mou afea mai ‘o tau kau fktaha he ngaahi kalasi ‘oe ta’u ni. ‘Oku mau ma’u ha loto hounga’ia ‘i ho’o mou tuku taimi mo tuku mai ho’o mou falala, ketau fevahevahe ‘aki ‘ae koloa tapuaki ni pea fonu kelesi’ia mei he ‘Otua. ‘Oku mau lau koe tapuaki kakato ‘I ho’o mou kau mai.
 
We extend our gratefulness and thankfulness to all our special guests from the beginning of the year until the end. Not only inspiring the laity, but you’ve also inspired this team of faithful clergy in continuing this important work. Together, we are a vessel and a connectional community in serving God’s people.
 
Thank you to both Conference Lay Delegates: Mele Maka from CalPac & Micheal Pope from CalNev for gracing us with your presence on the evening of November 29th in our Closing Worship. Of course, the Closing Worship was followed shortly after our last course session of “Leading Public Prayer” for 2022. Indeed, God answers prayers, you were both inspiring and full of motivations for the laity as well as for the clergy instructors. May the Holy Spirit continue to lead both of you as you serve from each of your conferences. We look forward in having the both of you back soon.
 
As we come to a closure for 2022, we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year. We look forward in rejoining with you next year. We will keep you posted as we draw nearer to our reopening in 2023.
 
FYI….for the head start into 2023, CalNev Conference is offering the Spiritual Gift class in English as its last course in December. Below is the link for it. However, we will offer the same class in Tongan as our first when we resume for 2023. Please decide what is best for you. We support you wholeheartedly!
https://calnev-reg.brtapp.com/2022LSMSpiritualGiftsCourse...
 
Your faithful, Team Clergy members/Conferences
Kalesita Tu’ifua (California Pacific); Sione Tu’ifua (Louisiana); Fungalei Taufo’ou (Oregon-Idaho); Fai’ana Prescot-Funaki (Texas); Salome Mahe (Texas); Timote Piukala (Arizona);California Nevada Conference- Kata’ii Tapa; Latu Toetu’u; Sifa Hingano; Ofa Uepi Ha’unga; Kalolaine Lavalu;
Sevaniti Ngaue- Kalesita Faasisila & Akanesi Maileseni.
 
Quotes from FB comments

  • Chair of Tongan Mission/Sea ‘oe Misiona Tonga, Rev. Faifekau Sifa Hingano, “Oku ou kau he Fkfeta’I lahi koe ‘uhi Ko kimoutolu na’a mou Taki mu’a hono fklele ae fu’u polokalama mahu’inga mo faufaua Ko eni. Kihe kau Faifekau, KAU Lay Leaders, fkfeta’i. ‘Oku ou fu’u fiefia Lahi ihe fuu tuunga maolunga ko eni. ‘Oku ou ‘ofa lahi atu kiate kimoutolu kotoa pea moe lotu atu kiha tapuaki fiefia oe Kilisimasi moe Ta’ufo’ou.
  • LSM in Tongan, student Vaifo’ou Tautu’aa, “Malo e ngaue lahi si’I kau Faifekau. Lau Ko homau tapuaki pea fiu tanaki e gaahi lelei ia oe kalasi ni. Hoko Koe fklotolahi kihe gaahi gaue moe fatogia oku fua he famili, Siasi moe fonua. God Bless.”

 
 
 


Kalesita Fa'asisila is a member of the Bay District United Women in Faith and is on the Lay Leadership track in California-Nevada. She serves as the Secretary for the LSM Tongan program and is the Dean of UWF Mission u 2023.