Thirty pastors’ wives from the Samoa and Tokelau Mission (STM) enjoyed an empowering retreat at the Le Lagoto Resort & Spa in Savaii on August 13 and 14.
Themed “Pause and Be Held”, the event invited the attendees to take a break from their busy routines and allow God to hold them in His loving arms.
According to Valelia Ausage, head of STM Shepherdesses, the ministry for pastors’ wives, this was the first time STM hosted an event for them without the company of their families.
“It is a much-needed break to revive, restore, refresh, relax and to renew their personal relationship with God. Although the program was short, it was a blessing for all of them,” said Mrs Ausage.
At the end of the event, Anaise Tinomeneta, TPUM Youth director Pastor Uili Tinomeneta’s wife, shared her testimony on how the program was a step forward in her healing process after losing her child.
The organisers plan to run this event twice a year to strengthen their bonding relationship with God and with each other.