‘Easter is a time of renewal of our faith’


Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang is reminding the public to remember the meaning of Easter Sunday this weekend—as an opportunity to renew one’s faith and as a new beginning.

“I encourage everyone to reflect on actions and decisions we have made and ask for clear guidance and strength from the Lord,” he said in a Good Friday message his office released yesterday. “Each one of us makes our community. A community of peace, understanding, respect, perseverance, humility, and love is what everyone should aspire to maintain and preserve.”

Apatang added that Easter is a time to reflect on past actions and decisions for clear guidance and strength.

“In recent past, we saw ourselves come a long way, despite the chaotic and very difficult period everyone went through as we picked up the pieces after Super Typhoon Soudelor and Super Typhoon Yutu,” he said. “We are here today because of our commitment to each other to lend a helping hand to those who dearly need it.”

“This Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we must all come together and strengthen the bonds that hold us together as a caring and loving community, and promise to continue this commitment in perpetuity,” he said.

The Saipan Mayor’s Office took the lead in preparing the Mt. Tapochau road for today’s pilgrims, who will walk up the mountain.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.
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