We had so much success with our special Tongan training that we set up a similar meeting for Samoan saints in Auckland. Leaders came from Mt. Roskill, Tamaki, Penrose, Waterview and Redoubt Stakes.
We have truly learned to love the people of the islands. Whether we are working with Polynesian people in their native lands during our travels or the ones who have emigrated to New Zealand, we love the special spirit these dear people have. And oh, the singing! Whether in a small group or a large one, hearing our island brothers and sisters sing is amazing.
Again we are reminded of the scripture we chose for our Mission Plaque that hangs in our home ward during the time we are gone:
2 Nephi 29:7
" Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all nations of the earth?"