There are me and my wife Tupou Moheofo and her mother, Sela Ha’angana, aged 85, the pioneer of the Church here in Tonga. Also there are my five children: Sonia, Alfred, Edward, Tu’ihalafatai, and the youngest, Priscilla.
Since the breakup of the Church in 2010, it has only been my family of eight keeping the Feast with the United Church of God. We have been watching DVDs sent from the home offices in Cincinnati and Australia to run our church services. Until 2015 the Ha’angana family, Samson, his wife Anne, and their children Jessica, Larisa, Nathaniel, Helen and her husband Chris Matila and their children Litia, Zechariah and Moheofo Jr., came over to keep the Feast with us. And last year Bruce Dean, his wife and my wife’s sister Sesilia came over to keep the Feast of Tabernacles and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Church founded here in Tonga by Tolutau Ha’angana.
Every year we have been receiving inspiring and encouraging messages. Yet the only thing we miss is the fellowship with other members of God’s people. Overall, I and my family enjoy keeping God’s Feast Days, even though it is just our family, but we hope to see new faces next year.