Community service focus of American Samoa Youth Ministries

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An ASM youth group delivers donations to the Tafuna Correctional Facility.

After a year focused on leadership training, American Samoa Mission (ASM) pathfinders, adventurers and youth had the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice, leading and participating in a community service project that helped a variety of organisations in American Samoa.

Conducted on Sabbath afternoon, October 30, the initiative distributed food, bedding and toiletries to government facilities such as the Tafuna Correctional Facility, a juvenile detention centre, Hope House (Home for the Elderly and Disabled) and two shelters housed under the Department of Human and Social Services (DHSS).

Representatives from the different organisations expressed their gratitude to the youth groups that presented them with donations. Some of the groups were also able to sing and pray with the organisations they met with.

According to ASM Youth Ministries director Seiuli Lance Pelenato, community service projects that meet the community’s needs have been a priority in the ASM Youth Ministries.

“I believe we can change the world if we work together. And nothing has been more fulfilling than working side-by-side with young people in Youth Ministries community service outreach,” said Mr Pelenato.