Last but certainly not lest, my family gave me a Samoan bible today before lotu. One the cover are the words 'O le Tusi Paia' which means 'The Holy Book'. It was a cool gift because now after evening lotu I can reread the passage we went over and read it side by side with my English bible. And so for this entry, I thought I would end with my life verse in both English and Samoan:
1 Timothy 1:16 - …I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.
1 Timoteo 1:16 - …A o lenei lava le mea na alofaina ai a'u, ina ia muamua ona faoalia mai ia te au e Iesu Keriso le onosai tele lava, ia avea a'u ma fa'ata'ita'i o e a faatuatua ia te ia amuli, e maua ai le ola faavavau.
And I'll end with an encouraging verse in Samoan and you can look up the reference yourself. Let's say this verse is going to be useful to me when I get to the point of questioning if what I am doing here actually means something.
Kalatia 6:9 (Galatians 6:9) – Aua ne'I tatou faapalapala I le amiolelei; aua o ona po e tatou ai tatou te selesele mai ai, pe afai tatou te le faavaivai.