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Vodafone Launch Fiber Optic Connection at Piula Theological College
Thanks to Vodafone Samoa, the Piula Theological College can now access faster and more affordable internet.
This is part of a partnership that was recently launched by the theological college and the telecommunication company.
The availability of an optic fiber from Vodafone Samoa has given faster internet to students of the Piula Theological College to better access education materials such a the school’s Moodle and will enable joint researches with other libraries, and will provide better service for Zoom meetings.
The partnership also had an additional benefit with Vodafone Samoa gifting free WIFI to the children currently living at the theological college.
The free WIFI only has access to educational materials such as the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C) sites, and approved educational websites to assist the children with their studies.
The WIFI has no access to social media and all internet usage will be monitored by the theological college’s IT team.
Piula Theological College is thankful to Vodafone Samoa for the faster internet service.
Professor Title Bestowed at Methodist Conference 2021
This is one of the major events that occurred during the Methodist Conference in July 2021. Honouring Reverend Doctor Mosese Mailo by awarding him with a Professor title for Biblical Hermeneutics on the 19th July 2021.
This also initiate a Master degree Program that will be starting at the Piula Theological College starting this year 2021.
Piula CD Launch “O Iesu le Vaifofō”
Before welcoming the New Year of 2021, Piula Theological College launched its latest CD “O Iesu le Vaifofō”. It was a pastoral care project meant for the victims of COVID-19. Under the guidance of Choir Master Revd. Dr. Olataga Elu, and with the support of the entire Staff, Piula Choir launched a total of 12 songs. We would like to acknowledge Revd. Talalelei Matau who assisted in the recording of our CD, fa’afetai lava.
Snippets of “O Iesu le Vaifofō” CD soundtracks
Opening Ceremony of Newly Renovated Administration Building
Friday 5th March 2021
Piula celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Administration Block today. The ceremony was conducted by Revd. Ioane Tuupo (Sea Sinoti Upolu Sasa’e). The ceremony was also attended by the President of the Church, General Secretary and Treasurer along with nearby parish ministers.
The renovation project itself took a total of 7 weeks to complete. All honor and glory be unto God for all that has been accomplished. In Revd. Ioane Tuupo’s sermon he quoted Psalm 127:1
“Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.”
The opening ceremony was first initiated with the cutting of the ribbon by the General Secretary of the Womens Fellowship (Au Uso Fealofani) Maselina Tuioti.
Revd. Faulo Ieti Paaga (President of the Methodist Church in Samoa) and Eteuati Tuioti (General Secretary) having refreshments.
Talanoa Tusi Paia
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 1
O lenei faasoa o le a agai i mea na tutupu i le vaisao ao loma le maliu o Iesu Keriso Keriso. O le a faasoa le Au Talanoa i le aso ta’itasi i le faamaumauga a le Au Evagelia (Gospels).
Panel: Revd. Dr. Mose Mailo (Piula Principal),Numia Tauauvea (BD3 student),Kolia Tulia (BD3 student),Wesley Lafaialii (BD3 student)
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 2
O lenei faasoa o le a agai i faamaumauga a le au Evagelia (Mataio, Mareko, Luka ma Ioane) e uiga i mea na tutupu i le aso toetu seia oo i lona afio ae.
Panel: Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo, Revd. Dr. Sanele Lavatai, Petelo Lauvao, Apineru Tavita
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 3O lenei faasoa o le a agai lea i le vaai faa-Tusi Paia i le faamai COVID 19. O le a faasoa foi le Au Talanoa i se feau taua mo tagata kerisiano i lenei vaitaimi faigata. Panel: Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo, Revd. Dr. Sanele Lavatai , Revd. Dr. Selota Maliko , Revd. Dr. Olataga Elu
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 4
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 5
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 6
Talanoa Tusi Paia: Vaega 7
Tuliltulimatāgau:Talanoa Tusi Paia [Polokalame Faapitoa]
Tuliltulimatāgau:Talanoa Tusi Paia : Vaega 8
Talofa and Greetings
Malo le soifua, malo le lagi matafi to all our partners, families and friends. We hope that this address finds you in good health and high spirits in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic affecting our world today. Thank you all for your prayers and support. We know that our faith in Christ means going through the good times as well as the challenging times of our faith journey.
We also wish you all a belated but blessed Easter celebrations (until the Ascension and Pentecost). Although it is an out-of-the-way celebrations due to the COVID-19 lockdown of Churches in most countries, we acknowledge how the resurrected Christ works in mysterious ways to make this quarantined Easter (2020) a unique and meaningful event.
Household celebrations replace our usual Church community services, where parents and children spend quality time together during the most important event of our Christian calendar.
I take this opportunity to offer our sincere condolences to the families of some of our partners and friends who have passed on due to COVID-19 or by natural causes. It’s a difficult time, but we believe in the power of prayer for the comfort of the loved ones left behind, and those who are still fighting for survival.
On the bright side, the lockdown of schools has urged us to explore new possibilities.
- Our students and families are quarantined at their homes in Samoa, except the lecturers, final year students, Bachelor students, and overseas students that remain on campus.
- It has been four weeks since we use the Moodle Program (through our website, piula.edu.ws ) to deliver our courses and all the related aspects for the quarantined as well as our on campus students
- Since the COVID-19 lockdown, our Facebook account has been launched to deliver our Sunday and weekly worship services (Facebook live) for our community at home and on campus.
- We are also delivering on Facebook and You Tube account (Piula Publications and Productions) a Talanoa Tusi Paia or Bible Talk Programme for the students and Laity of the Church.
- I acknowledge the hard work of our staff/lecturers, IT team, all on campus students in these difficult times. Delivering our academic and spiritual services to the community in the islands and overseas during the COVID-19 lockdown is made available due their untiring commitment and durable work.
- I also wish to acknowledge the assistance of the late Revd. Setu Lofipo and Leivi through their children. They have donated 4 sets of collar microphones and headsets (worth $3,200.00 ST) for the Talanoa Tusi Paia Programme. Thanks to Mrs Peata M. Malala and family of the USA Military Forces for the support. God bless you and keep you.
Let’s hold on to hope and love during these challenging times. Beyond our afflictions is the light of God’s love and spiritual empowerment. May our Good Lord, the resurrected Christ give you comfort and hope. From us here in Piula, we pray that God keep you all and continue to shower you with his blessings.
Till next time, but stay safe and God bless.
Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo
Change of Staff
Towards the end of 2019, one of Piula’s newly appointed Lecturers, Tulei Tulei along with his wife Lili Tulei, were appointed to study abroad. Tulei was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji. Tulei has previously completed his BD thesis titled “Why Manono : The original destination of the Wesleyan missionaries in Samoa“. Now Tulei pursues the same Church History discipline in PTC Fiji.
One of the highlights of Piula’s Graduation in August, was the launching of Piula Publication’s 3 new books, which were:
- ‘O le Mea Sili, ua i te i tatou le Atua’: Le Metotisi Samoa written by Revd. Dr. Saunoa Sila, former Lecturer of Piula.
- Le Faasoa, Volume IV written by the Staff of Piula Theological College, and edited by Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo
- O Fuluula o le Talalelei i Evagelia: Mataio written by Piula principal Revd. Dr. Mosese Mailo