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Pago Pago Hearts Warmed through Serving Others 

Hope House home-care facility benefits from volunteer help

For February's “Come and Help” month, members and friends of the Pago Pago Samoa Mapusaga Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed a major service project.  

It was held at Hope House, a home-care facility for the disabled and elderly in Tafuna, which is a part of the Fatu-o-Aiga compound of the Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago.  


The following is a write-up that was shared on Facebook by Hope House: 

Hope House was truly blessed beyond measure today ... by the generosity and hard work of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. 200 men and women, youth started arriving at 5:45am and fanned out to paint communal areas for elderly residents from ceiling to floor in two care units, paint the entire atrium from top to bottom, cleaned and repainted all rafters, shutters, the ladies wiped all glass louvers throughout Hope House including the Montessori cafeteria, power washed the roof tops, cleaned solar panels, prepped and painted portions of the exterior building ...  

They designated today to provide community service for Hope House, provided manpower, supplies, all paint and brushes as well as tall heavy scaffolding and other equipment... they asked for nothing and gave so much.  

Faamalo, Faafetai, Faafetai Faafetai le Alofa ma le agalelei aua tausiga o tagata matutua. (Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you very much for the love and kindness towards caring for our elderly.) 

People weeded and trimmed the Hope House gardens as part of the service project by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pago Pago. February 2021© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The grounds looked beautiful as the Relief Society (women’s organization) pulled weeds and trimmed the overgrown flowers. They also cleaned the windows inside of the buildings while others painted. The assignment was to paint only, but they also cleaned the gutters, the roof and the solar panels.

Some people stayed until 2:00 pm to finish up all the final touches in order to make the buildings beautiful. 

“It was great to see so many of our people turn up to help Hope House,” said Elder Faapito Auapaau, a leader in the Church. “I know that all of them left with a heart washed and consecrated by the Lord. The feeling has been overwhelming.” 

“We love our brothers and sisters at Hope House and everywhere. The Lord has asked us to minister to them and, in turn, He blesses us with the pure love of Christ.” 

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