Saturday, August 11, 2012

Manuia le Aso o Tama

It's Father's day in Samoa.  Celebrating Father's day twice another one of the many perks of serving here in Samoa.  Yesterday we attended a baptism in our ward.  10 people were baptized. It took most of Sacrament meeting today to confirm them all members of the Church.  Friday night we went to a Father's day Fiafia at our ward.  They did a lot of dancing and there was lots of food; corn beef, roast pig, shrimp, lobster, taro, pusami, egg rolls and cinnamon buns.  I guess you'll never guess who made the cinnamon buns. They had a relay race where the men put on women's shoes and ran accross the cultural hall.  Then another man put on the shoes and ran back.
The shoe relay race

I received a father's day lei at the fiafia and 2 more at church. One made out of candy and one made with spider orchids.

We discovered a new favorite pizza place. It's called Matai pizza and is just down the road.  It is structured more like a Little Caesars than a sit down resturant.  They do have 2 tables outside so we sat at one of the tables and ate our pizzas.  President and Sister Ho Ching, our neighbors, told us about it.  They have gone home for awhile to deal with some medical issues and they have been eating there 2 to 3 times a week. We will do our best to make up for the lost business but will probably only eat their once a week or maybe once every other week.  It will be up to others to pick up the remaining slack.

Saturday we walked to McDonalds for breakfast.  Then took a nice long walk along the water front.  We wanted to find a resturant we were told about that is right on the water.  We found it and so we will put that on our list of places to try. It's accross the street from a resturant we like to eat fish and chips at.

We bid farewell to 14 missionaries this week as they finished their missions. As a result we had a big transfer this week since 7 of the missionaries were currently serving as zone leaders and Elder Rodgers, the Assistant that picked us up at he airport when we arrived almost 6 months ago. This made Wednesday a hectic day since the president was busy interviewing the 14 missionaries and the transfer was going on at the same time. This next week we will receive 7 new missionaries so that will make this week busy. 


  1. I am really enjoying reading your blog and and all your experiences. It makes my heart warm when I hear of all the work hat is going on. You both are very blessed.

  2. Glad to hear that someone is enjoying it. Thank you for your kind words. :)