Hello from Samoa!
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“Hello from Samoa!” Friend, March 2020

Hello from Samoa!

Friend Magazine, 2020/03 Mar

Illustrations by Katie McDee; photograph of pigs from Getty Images

Talofa! We’re Margo and Paolo.

Join us as we visit Samoa!

Samoa is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. It has two main islands and four smaller islands.

Here’s how to say “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” in Samoan.

Many people in Samoa live in fales, which are houses without walls. People cook over a fire outside.

Coconuts are a popular food in Samoa. Everyone helps harvest them and remove the outer covering. The shells are often burned as fuel for cooking fires.

Many Samoan people love to sing! These children are getting ready to sing in Primary.

Because they live on islands, Samoans are never far from the ocean!

Lots of people raise pigs and chickens and use dogs for hunting.

Meet some of our friends from Samoa!

I love to sing Primary songs. My favorites are “Mother, Tell Me the Story” and “I Am a Child of God.”

Mary V., age 5, Savai’i, Samoa

I know Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers.

Alex S., age 11, Upolu, Samoa

Are you from Samoa? Write to us! We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for exploring Samoa with us. See you next time!