It was a time of celebration for the Samoas/Tokelau Mission as their office building was reopened on July 15. The Mission office and other buildings suffered significant damage as a result of the destructive winds of Cyclone Evan that lashed the city of Apia in 2012.
The Prime Minister of Samoa and the deputy head of State attended to reopen the building. The Prime Minister commended Mission leadership for their sacrificial service. The dignitaries noted that the Mission chose to focus on rebuilding churches and other areas of need, leaving the Mission office till later. This quiet witness and priority was noted by country leaders and a witness to the people of Samoa. Thousands of people, including dignitaries from the Trans-Pacific Union Mission and other churches were present.