Yesterday was spent having a go at some Rugby with the kids at the park and enjoying other outdoor activities all day long. Depsite the sore muscles, I think we would all agree that it was a day to be remembered. Throughout the weekend each of us had the great privilege of sharing our testimonies, performing a skits and songs, and continuing to intentionally build relationships with the Samoan teens and adults we see on a regular basis. Michael delivered powerful messages on God's love and care to the islanders in the church! Very receptive people!
As you know, we are constantly surrounded by Islanders, those from the Pacific islands such as Samoa, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, etc. Three things we have discovered when living among these people:
- They love to eat. . . . large quantities. . . all the time! Bring on the sausages!
- Time is relative. 'Island time' cannot be limited by the clock. One hour may really mean 2-3 hours. 9:00 doesn't really mean 9:00. Though it can be frustrating for us busy-bodied Americans, it is quite refreshing at times as well.
- They are incredibly giving people, always looking out for the good of the whole, rather than the individual- amazing!
And to those of you in the States. . . HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
More to come later!