Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Friday 17 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Hildegard of Bingen
home iconInspiring Stories
line break icon

Samoan workers sing beautiful hymn of thanks at end of quarantine

samoa workers sing

Drike M Teniseli | Facebook | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 07/28/21

The powerful video puts everything in perspective.

Being in self-isolation is extremely frustrating, so when the enforced hotel quarantine ended for a group of 200 seasonal workers from Samoa, they decided to raise their voices in praise to God.

The workers, who landed in the Tasmanian capital of Hobart a fortnight ago, are now readying themselves for some hard work on farms throughout the country. In gratitude for being able to get out and work, they went out on to their balconies at the Best Western Hotel to sing the Christian hymn “How Great is Our God,” by Chris Tomlin, in their native language.

Such positivity was welcomed by all those who heard the uplifting rendition. Many have commented about the Samoans’ attitude: “Lovely people who are willing to go into quarantine without whining and go to work on the farms so that we can have fresh food and fruit on our tables,” shared one commenter.

A report in the Daily Mail shared that the workers have come to the Australian island state with support of the government to keep them COVID safe so they can carry out essential work.

“The hardworking group will gain skills while supporting their families and communities in Samoa,” shared Australia’s High Commissioner to Samoa, Emily Luck

The workers are a shining example to everyone around the world as they prepare to go out and start their work, with one thing on their mind, praising God.

Tags:
Christian MusicInformation about the vaccine against COVID-19

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Pope considers what to do with pro-abortion Catholic politicians
2
communion
Philip Kosloski
How receiving Holy Communion can drive away demons
3
Berthe and Marcel
Lauriane Vofo Kana
This couple has the longest marriage in France
4
CROSS
Philip Kosloski
Why is the feast of the Holy Cross celebrated on September 14?
5
Mathilde De Robien
How a lost masterpiece of sacred art was discovered thanks to chi...
6
Kathleen N. Hattrup
On same-sex unions, Pope says Church doesn’t have power to change...
7
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
Philip Kosloski
This prayer to St. Anthony is said to have “never been known to f...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.