Mesake Sivoinavatu, Pagopago, American Samoa | Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It is interesting to note the positive response of the Tui Macuata (FT 29/05) in the involvement of the AOG Church pastors in the reconciliation process in the North. I would say that the involvement of the church is essential in nation building. The notion that the church and State are different and should not mix is an understatement because they are different in the running of its affairs, but they need each other in terms of nation building.
The State cannot neglect the work of the church because the solution to humanity's problems cannot only be solved physically or financially, but spiritually as well. I believe the church needs to identify its role and pursue it. (Matthew 4:4) "Jesus said, mankind shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God..." The solution to man's problems is also a spiritual one. Therefore I thank the church in the North for a tremendous job.