Saturday, March 16, 2013

Two more sleeps before we go . . . .


We hope this will be the beginning of an online journal where we can post pictures and thoughts about our time in Samoa during the next eighteen months.  The blog title indicates that we have 'visited' Samoa previously. That is true.  We lived there from 1971 to 1974 while Leon taught school at the Church College of Western Samoa.  We brought with us our three young sons, David, Justin and John, ages 6, 4, and 2 years old, respectively. By the time we returned home we had added two daughters to our family. April was born shortly after we arrived and Leslie was five months old when we left for home.  Since then we have added another daughter, Tiffany, and two sons, James and Jesse.  We had always thought it would be wonderful to revisit Samoa, but doubted that it would actually happen.  We are absolutely thrilled to have accepted a call to serve as temple missionaries in the Apia Samoa Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  We hope that some of our children will also find their way there for a visit while we are serving there.  So that is the back story and the current one is still being written, so that's it for now.  Our next post will be from Samoa.  E ma manuiaga i outou.

Tofa Soifua


  1. I'm giddy with excitement for you! Thank you for your faithful example to me, and to my children!!

  2. Thanks, Les. Likewise, your example inspires me. Thanks for setting this up.

  3. Yay! Such a great idea. Thanks to Les and to you!

  4. Wow, just the palm trees in the sunset can make one homesick for Samoa. Thanks for getting this set up. We will look forward to reading of your happenings. Samoa is so very lucky that your are revisiting!