Reverend John Williams volunteered his service with the London Missionary Society in 1816. Together with his wife, he sailed to Tahiti to work there. He was urged to Roratonga, where he sailed with his wife and some Tahitian evangelists, but he found the island of Aitutaki, where he landed on October 26, 1821.
Christianity spread across the island very fast and the islanders rejected their idols. In 1823 Williams opened the first Christian church on the island. From Aitutaki Christianity spread to the islands of Atiu, Mauke, Mitiaro and finally to Rarotonga, that was the ultimate goal of Williams' voyage.
Celebration of National Gospel Day usually includes singing religious songs. Special masses are served in the churches across the Cook Islands, the islanders and tourists enjoy spectacular fireworks and fire shows.Remind me with Google Calendar
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