Taeauga & Saeseese Ropati Frost
Taeauga Ropati Frost delivers God's message of hope and encouragement
to his Parish in Inala every Sunday morning in his weekly sermon, to prepare
Gods people for His Work and Calling.
Taeauga is the son of the late Lega Salaia Ropati Leaupepe Thomas Frost
of Fasitoo-uta in Upolu, and Salelavalu in Savaii. His mother was
Fugalaau Ropati (nee Lelevaga Taeauga) of Iva, Faasaleleaga,
Savaii in Samoa.
Taeauga worked in a field which was very different from doing
God's work in his homeland of Samoa. He was working for the Criminal Investigation
Branch (CIB) of the Department of Police and Prisons in Apia, Western
Samoa. He left Samoa for New Zealand with his wife and two children in
late 1973 because his daughter was very sickly in Samoa.
He experienced a very different and difficult way of life during his early
years in New Zealand, as would any new family who were trying to settle
in a foreign country. But in December 1978 at a Church Camp at Hunua in
Auckland, New Zealand he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. From
then on, he was a very committed Christian who dedicated most of his life
and time to do Gods work. During the following year, he was called
to be a Church Minister in Petone, Wellington when the former Pastor resigned.
He refused his calling because he felt that working for the Lord behind
the scenes for his Church in Auckland was enough for him. But due to the
encouragement and support of his elders in the Church, he felt compelled
to accept the invitation to commit his life even more for the Lord. On
the 30th December 1979 Taeauga was ordained as a Church Minister at a
Church Camp at Upper Hutt in Wellington, and on the 5th of January 1980,
he was installed as the new Pastor of the Petone Parish. In 1981 he was
elected as Secretary General for the Assembly of God Church of Samoa in
New Zealand. This position extended to Samoa in early 1989 and to Australia
towards the end of the same year.
In August 1994, he was again called to be a Pastor in Brisbane, Australia
when the last one resigned. A new Pastor was elected to take over the
Church in Petone, and he moved to Brisbane with his family to be the Pastor
there. Taeauga is very committed to his calling and he has a passion and
energy to carry out the Lords Work. He is a highly respected Minister
of the Gospel, who would not hesitate to help those in need and those
who are less fortunate. He currently holds the post of Secretary General
of the Assembly of God Church of Samoa in Australia Inc and he has also
been a registered Religious Marriage Celebrant for the Government of the
Commonwealth of Australia since the year 1995.