The Senior Sisters from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Pesega Mission hosted the children cared for at the Campus of Hope for a Christmas treat, culminating a whole year of volunteering teaching of the children on Campus.
This is one aspect of the Church’s assistance for the work of SVSG where not only the daily supplies of necessities are donated, but also, volunteer service is provided based on the identified need for support. There have been volunteers at the school and also those volunteering as facilitators for SVSG’s advocacy program for offenders of violence referred from the Courts.
For 2016, the Sisters from the LDS Pesega Mission have been volunteer teachers, assisting the teaching staff at the School of Hope for the children under the care of SVSG. They have started volunteering one day a week, then it was extended to two days of teaching at the School as well as providing sewing trainings for the older girls.
While Sisters on a Mission here in Samoa for the Church have started and completed their Mission, still there were Sisters available to continue this important support for the children at the Campus of Hope.
Today, the Sisters hosted the children and their carers for a Christmas activity at the LDS Chapel at Pesega. Much preparation and time has been devoted by these Good Samaritans to making this wonderful event for the children. And the children enjoyed the festivities, the food, the entertainment and the fellowship with the Sisters. Thank you so much Sister Darla Anderson, Sister Alicia McBride, Sister Ellsworth and all the Sisters that have returned home, for your commitment to seeing these children recover successfully from the hardships they have been through.
SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang joined the Christmas activity and thanked the Sisters for including the children at the Campus of Hope as part of their Mission here in Samoa. “Special acknowledgement of the vision by President Hannemann which has seen SVSG working in partnership with the Church in providing the relevant support required. On behalf of the children, I wish you and your families a merry Christmas and a most prosperous new year.”
President of SVSG Samoa