They came to bless the children with gifts to show their love, but in return, they were just as blessed themselves. This was the overall feeling of the youth from the Apia Vicariate of the Catholic Church comprised of Matautu, Leone, Togafuafua, Taufusi, Saleufi, Vaimoso and the St. Anthony during their visit at the Campus of Hope on Sunday.
The visit was led by Father Losi Numia and accompanied by Deacon Faaletonu Une and it was the youth’s initiative during this festive season, as the world await the commemoration of the ultimate gift for us all, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. It highlights the giving hearts of these emerging leaders as they choose to share the love of God with the vulnerable children at the Campus of Hope.
For most of the youth, they have heard of the Campus, but the visit was their first time to actually see the reality of life within the Campus, and this is the children. A seed has been planted and now the Apia Vicariate Youth is now on board to support the children any way they can, whether it be cleaning the compound, joining the volunteers at the Campus or be part of the SVSG youth group, the SVSG Juniors.
Bulk food supplies, toiletries, vegetables and fruits were donated by the Apia Vicariate Youth during their visit. The supplies will assist greatly in providing for our children at the Campus.
SVSG President thanked Father Losi for it was following the Holy Family Parish visit in October that started this continuous fellowship. To the youth, Siliniu Lina Chang reminded them to walk in faith with Christ and “thank you to your parents for supporting you in putting together the donation for the children and treasure your families as not all the children enjoy that privilege.”
President of SVSG Samoa