In the early 1950s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church navigated the challenges of post-war mission work in the Pacific Islands. The expansion of Adventist communities during this period was marked by severe weather, geographic hurdles and unforgettable "romantic cruises under tropic skies."
Printed in the Tongan language between 1909 and 1956, the periodical Tala’fekau Mo’oni (“Faithful Messenger” or “True Messenger”) was an effective evangelistic instrument.
Adventist teachers Kalesi Ravouvou and Gwenda Vovo were at the Tonga Mission compound when the volcano erupted and tsunami wave hit. As the rising waters flooded the compound, they made their escape. Here they share their experience.