The Trans-Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) held a 24-hour prayer vigil over the Sabbath hours of September 10–11.
The prayer vigil, which began at 6 pm on Friday, was conducted on Zoom and shared live on the TPUM Facebook page. Each hour, church groups and members from each of the 11 TPUM countries featured prayer, Bible promises, and testimonies. Music and songs from the various countries also added variety to this “heavenly” worship experience.
The prayer vigil coincided with the South Pacific Division’s Prayer Sabbath, which was set aside to pray for the health of our countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and came at the end of the SPD Week of Prayer.
“It was a joy to see and hear from church members from around the union and be able to unite with them in prayer and supplication to God,” said Pastor Maveni Kaufononga, TPUM president. He, along with other TPUM staff, was instrumental in coordinating the 24-hour prayer vigil.
Pastor Glenn Townend, SPD president, and Pastor Mike Sikuri, secretary, also joined the prayer sessions, during which they both shared and prayed with others on the platform during the hour they joined.
From the smallest church in the TPUM, on the island of Niue, to the largest church, Kukum, Solomon Islands, members prayed for healing and strength.
Fulton Adventist University College was also allocated an hour, where students and staff all joined in to share and pray together.
Many of those who joined the vigil were blessed and witnessed the Holy Spirit’s uniting power through prayer. Prayer requests and positive comments were shared in the chat lines, with suggestions of making the TPUM prayer vigil a regular event.