We give glory to God for LifeChurch Manurewa Senior Pastors Lui Ponifasio and Ane Ponifasio who received QSM today, for services to the Pacific Community.
Lui Ponifasio is the Senior Pastor of LifeChurch Manurewa and Avondale, and the Auckland Mission Enabler for CCCNZ. He founded Radio Samoa 1593AM and the Samoa Times newspaper. He is a Police Chaplain for the New Zealand Police and has been a member of the Pacific Police Advisory Board. He is a leader of Christian Community Churches International. He is the Chairperson and helped pioneer the vision of the global missions movement Pacific2Nations. He initiated several community projects in South Auckland, including Servolution, which empowers people to perform acts of kindness. Mr Ponifasio launched the Indian speaking community radio station Jeewan Dhara in South Auckland.
Ane Ponifasio is Managing Director of Samoa Multimedia Group, which operates Radio Samoa and the Samoa Times newspaper. She is co-Senior Pastor of LifeChurch Manurewa and Avondale in Auckland and West Papua, and serves as a member of the CCCNZ Trust Board. She was involved in pioneering the vision of the global missions movement Pacific2Nations. She serves on the National Board of the Christian Community Churches New Zealand Trust. She established the ‘Walking Samoans’ club, a community-driven health and exercise project. Mrs Ponifasio has led and helped launch conferences for women, churches, and businesses and has sponsored events and organisations in the Pacific communities.
Congratulations Lui and Ane!