SAMOA – “Whether we believe it or not, it doesn’t matter because God uses different people to send his message to the world.”
So said Reverend Opapo Oeti at a recent press conference at his home at Vaitele, Samoa.
Rev Opapo and his daughter – the young Samoan woman claiming to have Christ’s stigmata – had just returned from a visit to New Zealand.
“We were there conducting ceremonies for some of our CCCS congregations in New Zealand,” he said.
“And every time Toa speaks of her experience, the signs appear again but it wasn’t until we came back that’s when all of these other things started to happen.”
Rev Opapo said his daughter has started to write in Hebrew.
“She said that these are messages from God, but not in English or Samoan language but it is in ancient and modern Hebrew,” he said.
“She would know exactly when she will receive a message because the signs will appear and blood started to show as well.
“She will close her eyes and start writing in this language and she also told us that there are more messages to come.
“It’s hard to believe in these kinds of things because people might think she is making this up but she is not and I also brought the Hebrew bible to prove that these things Toa wrote are actually true.”
The father of the 23-year-old went on to say that all the messages his daughter wrote he had given to leaders of each congregation to investigate and translate into our own language.
“We don’t know what these messages mean because it is not in our language which is why I have given copies to the Archbishop Alapati Mataeliga, the principal of Malua Theological College and other leaders to have a look at it,” he said.
“Toa said to me that God has told her that there are more messages coming so we need to find out what these messages are to get ourselves ready.
“I know that it is very hard to believe but if this is God’s way to reveal his message then my work is to tell the world about his message.”
Rev Opapo was also asked about his family being ridiculed by unbelievers.
“When the first incident occurred I told my family and my wife that God will reveal the truth,” he said.
“But I didn’t know he was going to reveal the truth in a different language which is more difficult, but I guess he has his reasons because if God had revealed his message in English or Samoan then I’m sure people would not have believed.
“But he is revealing his message in Hebrew so we should consider this a miracle and we should really find out what his messages are and we should be able to do what he is telling us to do.”
Rev Opapo said his daughter does not want to talk to the media because she just wants to prepare herself for God when he reveals messages to her. - SO