Elder Leaituia, one of our elders from Tutuila who now serves here in Upolu, knew we had a personal copy of the Meet the Mormons movie and asked us to bring our projector and the movie for this fun event. We love getting out and meeting with the members and their friends who may not be members. These are special events for us.
Theron walked up to the fale to set up the screen and chased a hen and her three little chicks from the front bench. There was one electrical outlet and we didn't have a power strip, so we prayed the computer would have enough battery. Children in another fale on the property peeked out past the curtains to watch what we were doing. and the chickens ran wild around the other buildings on the property. The branch president lives in the fale at the back on the left. The building with walls is the branch president/clerk office and the next building to the right is the bathroom.
When the Church produced the movie Meet the Mormons, I'm certain they expected it to be shown far and wide and perhaps even thought about open air fales in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with Samoans drinking koko Samoa and eating crackers and butter. What a sweet setting for this movie. I'm not sure that everyone knew English, but the spirit was very special. Love these memories and enjoyable evenings.