TUA | Homecoming – Part 2: How faith in God, and a prophecy, led Tua Tagovialoa to a National Title


Where does your poise come from to allow you to come into a situation like this tonight, and perform the way you did? I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just pray asking God, you know, let your
will be done in me… and the rest will follow. Just kept me calm and, you know, we got the opportunity to go out and do what we were able to do… and, you know, thank God for the outcome. Pastor Sai: “Our word today is, ‘Champions for Life’. “Zechariah 4:6 says…” “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit”…saith the Lord. Raising a child, you know, with godly ways as they grow, It will never depart them. And truly, you know, we kind of drill them with that. Both Pastors: It’s the mindset. We train them that you can never fail, you can never be defeated… because anyone that has stopped and, you know, given up… that is a person that has given up. But, the person that keeps learning, and keeps practicing, and gets themselves better, that is a champion. Throughout the recruiting process, as he
was receiving offers, Pastor shared a vision. He said, “I see Tua at Alabama.” And I’m like, “Pastor. Alabama? Galu: “Are you kidding me?” No one from Hawaii gets recruited by
Alabama. A couple months later we get the offer, you know? Pastor Sai: The prophecy that we prophesied over him was that, “Kings shall come to thy rising”… and that comes from the Book of Isaiah 60. “You will be ushered into a platform, and it’s a platform where you shall glorify God.” Diane: He said, “Go, and win a national championship
at the next level.” “You’re gonna do it.” And so, we’re seeing all his visions come to fruition. Tua: “I don’t know how Coach Saban found me all the way in Hawaii from Alabama, you know…” “So, I just thank God he found me and, you know, we’re here right now.” Galu: I mean, it’s just amazing how God works, and we’re witnessing all these things. Tua: “If you were to tell me that we were gonna come back in overtime and win that game” “after taking a 15-yard sack, I would have never believed it.” “But, it’s only by the will and by the grace of God that all of these things have happened.” “And, I think for, for me…um…” “I think, God just needed to use somebody.” (Eli Gold radio call) Saban: “Well, the issue was, we missed a signal…” (laughter) “BUT, we learn from those things, right?” Tua: “Yes, sir.” Galu: You know, Saban isn’t gonna tolerate with anybody’s, you know, BS… You know, and, he’s gonna speak his mind. My dad was just a split image of that. We didn’t realize until after Daddy passed away, that it was like, truly, it is about the word. Becuase, you know, God has, you know, orchestrated us and created us to be such, you know, great Champions in life…so, to be able to
witness Saban… I mean for Tua to be there… and for my brother to be able to witness Saban… It’s almost as if, “My Papa is alive.” Galu: And, he has talked to me about
that. (singing) Pastor Tuli: As a pastor what I want to — always want to do to the kids that my children bring home I just want to bless him with, uh, with God’s blessing. Always, I want to speak life over them… encourage them just to be patient, you know… as long as they stick with it… Sacrifice your 3-4 years, you know, for something greater that God has in store for you in the future. (singing continues)


42 Responses

  1. Mike Harol

    June 25, 2018 4:31 pm

    It wasn't God staying up late to fulfil his commitments. Wasn't god doing his reps and living a strict life for years in pursuit of his goal.

    People sell themselves short all to praise one of 330,000,000 gods in recorded history.

    Truly bizarre.

  2. Fredrick Hight

    June 26, 2018 2:59 am

    Isaiah 1:18
    “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

    King James Version (KJV)

  3. Chris Wincek

    June 26, 2018 3:14 am

    If God cares about college football then he's not a God worth worshipping. Kids starving and dying but he's worried about a kid goin to a particular school to win a championship? Lmfao

  4. Britton Thompson

    June 26, 2018 8:45 am

    Anyone else starting to get concerned the local media is glorifying this guy prematurely? I don't want to come off like a downer here but he's only going to be a Sophomore this year. He may never match that NC game performance ever again if he maintains all these nagging injuries that have already surfaced during this offseason alone, yet everyone in the press is already going all-in on him like he's the second coming of Tim Tebow or something.

    I just don't want to get everyone's hopes up to even higher degrees of unrealistic expectations. Or have Tua think this job is his already, and this is all just his protracted 8 month coronation ceremony. I know being the starting QB at Alabama is a glorified position, but let's keep this guy hungry for a little longer if we can help it.

  5. CALIMADE916

    July 2, 2018 5:26 pm

    Look at these dumbass atheists fruitcakes. Always has something to say about God. Why does it bother you pussy ass atheists so much when people express their love for God??? Gay ass Mike and Chris in the comment section, Mike, there's more to training physically, Tua physical training is him doing that, but God prepares him mentally and emotionally. Something you can't physically train but only spiritually. Dumbass, Chris, you see these kids starving and dying out here but you want to blame God for it, pussy, how come you ain't feeding them??? We were called to do that, so are you doing what you are accusing God of not doing??? Pûssy ass atheists bitch niggaz LOL. All mouth, no heart.

  6. The Original American

    July 16, 2018 7:30 am

    Tua is a real QB with skill, Mac Jones is right behind him………. But Hurts is the worst passer I've ever seen and in bigg games he cannot rise to the occasion

  7. Oliver Raglin

    August 19, 2018 11:39 pm

    The 6 people that thumb this down is bitch made and live in they Mom’s basement and hate their life. Get some self respect. Just negative for no reason

  8. unicorn tiger

    September 14, 2018 4:48 am

    Congratulations Tua!!! Ultimately, credit and all the glory goes to you, it's all you and your dedication to be the best in the sport.

  9. Andrea Baker

    October 21, 2018 8:55 am

    Coach Saban's birthday is October 31st & Tua's is March 2nd. I share the same birthday month as Tua & I think that is awesome! ♡♡♡

  10. Andrea Baker

    October 21, 2018 8:56 am

    I ♡ watching Tua just letting the football fly from his hands that ends in touchdowns! I also ♡ when we play the elephant sound after each td while @home. very cute idea!

  11. Andrea Baker

    November 4, 2018 7:36 pm

    the look on the lsu fans faces @ end of game was priceless! The caption could've been Tua & Bama came to town & that's what happened!

  12. 4 7

    November 6, 2018 5:16 am

    Hawaii is so nice. Haven't been to Ewa Beach but North Shore is nice. Waikiki is like a Rodeo Drive. Paia has a nice beach, Haiku has the food trucks. Big Beach is alright, couldn't make the trek into Little Beach that's not my thing. LaHaina is nice and chill, a must visit if you're in Maui.
    Nawiliwili Kauai is scenic. They have a river not far from Lihue you kayak or paddleboard up it then there's a trail that takes you to a waterfall, real nice. Waimea Canyon if you're on Kauai you must visit. I tried to make it to Hanalei but the road was flooded out a couple of times. Kona on the big island is like none other. That's like the resort side of the big island. If you're out there try out 808 grindz for breakfast their breakfast of champions and you have to try the pancakes with macadamia nut sauce. And Holy Donuts in Kona… Hilo is a decent town to travel, the candy factory is a must also black sand beach and the Japanese botanical gardens and dont forget to visit the Farmers market in Hilo. If you're going to visit Mt Kiluau I'd suggest walk the trails if you're allowed to now I was out there before the eruption so much more things to do out there in Hawaii though…

  13. Nofoaiga Leu

    November 16, 2018 8:03 am

    Malo le taalo malo nephew. Faamanuia pea le atua ia te oe ma lou aiga. Faafetai tele i le atua ma lana faamanuiaga ia te oe. Go MANU!

  14. Momma Bear

    November 23, 2018 4:23 pm

    I don’t just love this kid, I have so much admiration for him. His parents have raised someone special.

  15. Patriot

    December 4, 2018 2:27 am

    God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. Tua is not the man he is because of his talent with a pigskin. Tua is the man he is because of the Blood of Jesus Christ. No matter where his football career takes him, he has already won the greatest victory anyone could hope for. All else is but a God given blessing added. Heal up Tua and get ready for Oklahoma. Jalen is with you, the whole team is with you. Coach is your earthly advisor and Christ is your way maker. God bless your awesome family and Roll Tide Roll.

  16. Alei Leota

    January 8, 2019 8:18 am

    When a Man of God have a vision no one gonna say NO to it.. just have faith and Claim it….GOD BLESS YOUR FUTURE TUA TAGOVAILOA

  17. Bama Vickers

    January 9, 2019 5:06 am

    Love my God. Tua you told me to to believe in God. I read my bible daily. Y'all told me me it's possible. Roll Tide Till I die. Praise God ever. Thank you for my new found faith.


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