|A wonderful week with Chad, Amy and Kids|
|A Welcome cool down after hiking the South Upolu |
coastal walk and then to the Ma Tree
Besides the thrill of having the kids visit, they brought a suitcase of treats from the states. Sees Chocolates have never tasted so good! There were also some new desperately needed clothes, walking sticks (a must now if I'm going to hike), and many other surprises, it was like Christmas.
Thank you Chad and Amy!!!
On the far side of Savaii there is a place where you can swim with sea turtles. The kids and Brent had a ball trying to catch and hold onto these turtles.I had a great time watching them, as my knee was not going to do good on the rocky bottom.
After visiting here Chad agreed with me, there is no way you can adequately describe the natural beauty of these islands. Besides the natural beauty you have this entirely different lifestyle where many people "live off the grid." Life here for many of the people is the same it has been for hundreds of years, with very little change. It is really the perfect place to vacation if you want to get away from the rat race.
|South coast of Upolu|
|Swimming with turtles in Savaii|
|Kids Jumping off cliff at Sua Trench|
My scripture for the week is actually advice Alma gave to his son Helaman many years ago. It is found in Alma 36:3
"And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day."
I have serious concerns about the direction our country is headed. I know that strong families who have a father and mother and who teach their children to be moral, to have integrity, to keep the commandments of God through their example, is the answer to many of the problems we face today. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we believe that Families are Forever. If you want ideas on how to strengthen your own family or more information on what is meant by a "Forever Family" go to mormon.org.
Happy Father's Day to all of you wonderful Father's!