“Meet Eta from American Samoa,” Friend, July 2021
From: American Samoa
Languages: English and learning Samoan
Family: Mom, Dad, two brothers, and one sister
Goals and dreams: 1) Go on a mission. 2) Get married in the temple. 3) Graduate from college. 4) Take over her mom’s bakery.
Eta’s mom owns a dessert bakery on their island. Eta and her older sister, Talai, love to share with their teachers and leaders and with people who might be having a hard time. Sometimes they go for a drive with their mom and give cookies and other treats to people they see on the street. It makes people so happy, and it makes Eta and Talai happy to share. They get more joy from sharing food from the bakery than from eating it themselves! They are both learning to bake as one of their Children and Youth goals this year, so they always have treats to share.
Eta says, “I love sharing with others because it makes them glad, and it makes me glad. I know that’s what Heavenly Father wants us to do.“
Place: The tide pools on her island, where she likes to swim
Story about Jesus: When He was resurrected
Primary song: “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 190–91).
Subject in school: Math