Nashville, TN - December 7, 2009 - Instilling hope to the people of their homeland, Samoa, was the goal of the Katinas these past few weeks.
During a press conference held at the Gear Up Office at the American Samoa Community College campus, Evelyn Vaitautolu-Langford, Governor's Authorized Representative opened the press conference by welcoming the media, noting that the Katinas are here to aid in relief efforts.
The five brothers visited several high schools to deliver their message of H-O-P-E (Helping Other People Escape) by performing free concerts and hands on relief to the devastated areas. In a recent interview, James and Jesse Katina had this to say "The support has been amazing, we believe there is hope for Samoa. People tuned in from all over the world, even people who have never been to Samoa. There has been an outpouring of love and support. We are proud to be Samoan and here to deliver this message."
The Katinas wanting to express their gratitude to their ministry supporters all over the world filmed a video as a special thanks from them and the people of Samoa. Click here to watch the video.
The Katinas consist of five brothers, James, Jesse, Joe, John, and Sam who are from the Samoan Islands and have been touring and recording for the past 20 years. To find out more about the Katinas and their recent trip to Samoa, visit their websites at http://www.thekatinas.com or http://www.katinamissions.org.
Katina Missions donating money to Samaritin's Purse and Kelly Duininck Minstries in Western Samoa for Shelter/Tool Kits. Click here to see more pictures from The Katinas Samoa trip.
The Katinas Tour Dates: (Dates subject to change)
12/07/09 - Turlock, CA / Monte Vista Chapel
12/09/09 - San Bernardino, CA / Rock Church & World Outreach Center
12/11/09 - Oceanside, CA / Calvary Chapel Oceanside
12/13/09 - San Diego, CA / The Rock Church
12/20/09 - San Jose, CA / Bethel Church of San Jose
01/17/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/18/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/19/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/20/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/21/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/22/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/23/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/24/10 - 2010 Katinas and Friends Cruise
01/31/09 - San Diego, CA / The Rock Church