The Christmas and the New Year brought an assortment of presents for Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) and its work; some wrapped up in colorful wrappings, others in boxes with frills, while others come in the form of a blessed soul.
This is true for the Jesus Waymaker Group from Seattle Washington, born out of the conviction of a young man name Brandon Afoa, whose life-changing accident in 2007 left him triplegic, and led to his falling in love with worshiping Jesus, the Waymaker.
Brandon’s story is a familiar one to SVSG and its work with the victims of life’s unfortunate twist of events. An eldest child who moved from American Samoa to Seatle to support his family, an accident at work severed his spine. He was suicidal, just like the victims that come through our doors, but according to Brandon, “I serve a big God, bigger than my problem, bigger than what I’m going through.”
Therefore, having members of Brandon Afoa’s Group, the Jesus Waymaker sat down with the President of SVSG, to find out more about SVSG’s work and how the Group can help out, makes this opportunity a blessed gift for SVSG. It puts us in a perspective of God’s bigger plans for Brandon Afoa and his love of worshipping God through helping others.
“Thank you so much Brandon for sharing your love of God with SVSG. You have only heard of us, yet, you reached out wanting to know more about the work we do. We are excited of what God has planned for us through this partnership. The donation of $1,000 for the children’s Christmas treat is greatly appreciated.” Siliniu Lina Chang, SVSG President
“Thank you also to Bishop Dr. Atiumaletavai Elia Esera and Pastor Amy Tavai of the Alofa Tunoa Ministries of Amerika Samoa for putting us into contact with Brandon and his team.”