Friday, October 02, 2009

Note from The Katina's about Samoa Tsunami

Noted The Katinas in an open letter on Wednesday:
Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know by now, an earthquake that registered at 8.2 on the Richter scale and tsunami that hit yesterday morning has devastated our homeland of Samoa. Our Dad, 4 sisters, brother and 2
nephews that live there are okay. However, some of our friends and close family members are still missing. We have confirmed news that on of our cousins from the village of Leone (our Mother's birthplace and place where our Dad pastors) died yesterday in the aftermath of the tsunami. The latest death toll has surpassed 100 and many are still unaccounted for.
We have been planning our 3rd annual missions’ trip to Samoa this November. Yesterday’s events have made us even more passionate to go and help our people.
Samoa is dear to our hearts. Growing up there prepared us for what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years. We have been blessed to travel the world and minister the message of Jesus through music. Now we are blessed to give back to the very place we come from.
We need your help. We have set up a “Samoa Relief” fund to assist with some of the immediate and long term needs on the island. We are still gathering information on what those needs are. However in the meantime we are doing whatever we can to help. Here’s how you can
Pray for the comfort of our people. Pray for the search of those who are still missing. Pray that God would heal our people both spiritually and physically.
You can go to our website at and make a monetary donation. All donations are tax deductable.
Thank you so much for your time and love for Samoa.
Sam, Joe, James, John and Jesse Katina

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