Thursday, February 19, 2015

THINKING OUT LOUD

 GREATER LOVE KNOWETH NO MAN, BUT HE LAY HIS LIFE DOWN FOR HIS FRIENDS. I JUST RETURNED WITH OUR CHOIR FROM SERVING IN THE WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA AREA. SINGING PRAISES TO GOD, SHARING TESTIMONIES OF HIS POWER & MERCY & GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A GREATER PORTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH MISSIONARY WORK. I AM OFTEN PEGGED BY MANY OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS ON PLACING THE CHURCH BEFORE THEM, PLACING THIS CHOIR BEFORE THEM OR THE SERVICE I GAVE AS A MISSIONARY. BUT I DOUBT EVEN IN MY EXPRESSION THROUGH THIS BLOG THAT THEY'LL EVER GET IT FULLY. ALL OF THIS SERVICE & SACRIFICE UP TO EVEN THEIR MISJUDGING MY ACTIONS OF SERVING OTHERS WAS & IS FOR THEM. IT'S FOR THEM TO FIND THE DESIRE TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH. IT'S FOR THEM TO KNOW WITH CHRIST AT THEIR SIDE THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN'T OVERCOME. IT'S FOR THEM BECAUSE GOD LOVE'S THEM.
 I've said it before and I will say it until I breath my last breathe. I am only this spiritually strong because of my love for my family, my friends and this choir I serve with at any given day. And through Christ's Atonement I am saved that my testimony may say you. I'm not Emma Smith, I'm no where near Mary Jesus Mother or a modern day Sheri Dew. 
I am just Overland Aimiti Olotoa Suapaia Mapuolesega Fa'amaligi Afo who loves Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with all of her heart & wants to see YOU SAVED!!! to see YOU RETURN & REMAIN WITH GOD IN HIS FOLD. I am just Overland that know's what it feels like to want to give up & throw it all away when times get rough but doesn't because I know God's truth.  I am ONE of God's daughter's that decides daily I CAN'T & WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!
West Covina Samoan ward my cup is overflowning  still & it's been a week today since we arrived in your area last week. Thank you for your willingness to love us. WE LOVE YOU ALL THANK YOU!! 1 SAMUEL 16:7 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Beautifully Mixed

PMS is the worst possible emotion to feel as a woman but I refuse to turn this post into a vent of all that comes with that emotion. The year 2015 has arrived and progressed into the 2 month of the year. I love February because it's Black History Month & Valentines Day. Celebrating the lives of people who fought for the people of their race & Valentines has become a favorite because love is a crucial expression to be given despite if a person like myself has or doesn't have a muse, other half or significant other. 

I have the opportunity to get out of Utah Valentines weekend to present yet another Divine Heritage Choir fireside in West Covina, California. This will be our choir's 3rd year going back & my 2nd time. I look forward to making new friends, getting acquainted with familiar faces & serving there again. Our theme comes from Elder Holland's talk "The First and Greatest Commandment" in which has been such an eye opener. Do take the time to listen or read over it.  https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/the-first-great-commandment?lang=eng#watch=video if anything it'll prove just how much God loves us. 


The Refiner's Fire right not continues get real. But because of that above mentioned talk, I continue to fight, believe, endure and finally enjoy life as God has always intended me to but I was too blind to actually pay attention to in the past. God is Good, All the Time. And all the Time,God is Good. 

Plus I feel more confident than ever my eternal companion is getting Closer!!lol At least that's what I keep telling myself that for now. But til then today Feb 6,2015 marks my 8 MONTHS for working for USAA through Teleperformance USA!