There is a prophecy in Josua that says: "Choose Ye This Day Whom Ye Will Serve, As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord."
Our sweet Afulua who works for the mission home is a perfect example of this scripture. She has recently been called as Relief Society President in her ward. She was very nervous about this calling, but said yes. She told me that several years ago she prayed to Heavenly Father and told him that if he would find her and her husband a home that she would go to church and serve him. A month later, her sister died and she and her husband were offered the home. Ever since then she has accepted church callings and tried her best to serve Heavenly Father. She is a very sweet humble lady and loves everyone.
This week we went to the Aleisa Zone for a Zone meeting. The tall one on the right is Elder Johansen and he is from Payson, Utah. Elder Ofisa, on the left, and Elder Johansen are new zone leaders. They are doing an exceptional job leading their zone. We were impressed to watch them work with the other missionaries and to see their love and leadership in action. They are also doing their best to serve the Lord.
On Saturday we drove by the ocean and stopped by the North Stake Center. There was a ward meeting there. Two little boys came down and sat by us. They sung a Samoan song with gusto. I asked them if I could take their picture. The were more than willing to oblige.
We have noticed that Samoan's favorite activities are singing and dancing. They sing in church very loud. Whenever they have an activity, it involves dancing. When they display their talents, it is always dancing. Some of them are quite good at dancing while others aren't but it doesn't really matter as long as they participate. Samoan's also are very honest. When they discribe someone that is obese, they say "She's the big fat one". They don't worry about offending and mostly no one is offended because it is their culture. If their small children act up in church, they hit them with their fans, which is accepted. They are a lovely people that love to serve the Lord. We have Samoan's clean our mission home every night around 4:00. They are very happy to have a job and work most willingly to work.