Mama Pi Elisaia

The Mama to Many

Kia orana tatou katoatoa i te aroa maata o te Atua, greetings to you all with the love of God. As you may know, Mama Pi Elisaia, one of the elders within our church, passed away peacefully on April 21st, 2022.

St Johns Papatoetoe visited the family of Mama Pi Monday, 25th April to honour her through worship and testimony. The service was hosted by Rev Vavaiora Unuia Robat, minister of Mangere Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church and representative of the Auckland Pukapuka Community. The worship was led by Rev Maui Tourangi with pastoral prayer offered by Rev Timothy Rose.

Testimony was received from Mr Tukoa Moetaua, former Secretary Otara PIC Cook Islands Fellowship, Mrs Naomi Tamangaro, President of St Johns Women’s Association, and Mr Teariki Maoate, Secretary of St Johns Cook Islands Fellowship.

The Family Service will be conducted Wednesday, 27 April, 7 pm at
Pukapuka Hall, 23 Canning Crescent, Māngere, Auckland 2022

The Funeral Service will be conducted Thursday, 28 April, 11 am
at Pukapuka Hall, 23 Canning Crescent, Māngere, Auckland 2022

Mama Pi was a great inspiration for many at St Johns Papatoetoe to pursue their Christian faith and serve our Lord through the local the Church. We will miss her presence. Our love, comfort and prayers are with Maria and Frank and their families, all of Mama’s extended family, friends, and the Pukapuka community.

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