Fofo/Alataua Parish Takes Down Oldest House

This year is when the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa will again host its annual conference at Kananafou.

The last conference two years ago was held in Carson, California the first time the annual meeting has been held off island.

One parish of the church is already making preparations for the conference, through construction of a new parish home at Kananafou where delegates will stay.

The oldest parish house at Kananafou which belongs to Fofo/Alataua is being demolished and a new one built.

The Fofo/Alataua project is carried out by the pulega’s deacons with the assistance of other branches of the church.

Rev. Elder Faaitete Saifoloi said Fofo/Alataua was the first parish to build its fale when Kanana Fou Theological Seminary was established after breaking away from Malua Theological College in Samoa.

The new building which is to be completed before the general conference in July is estimated to cost $80,000.

House Speaker and elder deacon of the parish, Savali Talavou Ale, said that the home will be built by sons of the parish who are builders.

Deacons from each church of the Pulega which includes Fagamalo, Fagali’i, Poloa, Amanave, Nua & Se’etaga, Asili, Afao, Amaluia and Leone donated funds for the new home.

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