Baptisms on Tongan TV and Radio

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Sixteen students from Beulah College, gave their hearts to Jesus—deciding to join our world-wide-family of faith by going through the waters of baptism.


Beulah College
is a coeducational Adventist secondary boarding school in Tongatapu, Tonga, established in 1938, on the main island of the Kingdom of Tonga.

The broadcast was part of the school’s evangelism and outreach to the community for 2010.

The baptismal service was broadcast widely on Tongan TV and Radio—seen and heard by thousands on the island. The broadcast was part of the school’s evangelism and outreach to the community for 2010. Pastor Fanueli Mataele, school chaplain, baptised students from all different ages and backgrounds. “To have Tongan television and radio at our school, broadcasting our worship service, was a gift from God. We could never have imagined that our evangelism plans would become a reality,” says Pr Mataele.

Two students baptised by Pr Mataele came from a non-Adventist family. Lātū and Fa’apoi, in year one of high school—made a special request to their parents to attend Beulah College—after seeing how their next-door neighbour Steven, had changed. Steven had given his life to Jesus the year before and became a witness to many.

Lātū’s parents attended the baptism and were impressed with the school and the impact it’s had on their son, “….Lātū has changed a lot since the first day he came to school and requested too that that he could be a boarding student…”. 

“May God continue to bless our students as they live to reflect Jesus in their lives,” says Pr Mataele. “We have many plans to continue working with the local media to help us connect with our community in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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