On Tuesday we had the pleasure of hearing from Elder Hamula, who is the president of the South Pacific Area. He talked about the importance of being "watchful" and "observant" of all of the commandments. Taking part of his message from Judges 6-8 where the Lord tells Gideon to reduce his army to those that were "watchful" and "observant". We sang our mission song which is also found in the Samoan Hymn book. The melody is familiar but I can't quite place it. Our missionaries sing it with great zeal. It's called "O Lo'o Fai Nei le Taua". The translation is "We are Engaged in the Great Battle for Jesus".
The first few days of this week my So'a (Companion) was Elder Funaki, our assistant who went home very early this morning. We were discussing what the mission song sounds like in English and I told him it sounds better in Samoan which gave him a good laugh. I will really miss him. This is a picture of us taking our customary rest period in the Presidents office.
|Elders Funaki and Partridge after a long drive to the wharf.|