Herd a nice speech Sunday morning about BEING THE BEST YOU CAN. My little bro stood on stage tall and proud. First of all before anything else, he thanked the Lord and minister for a great opportunity and off he went.
Being the best you can, can be very hard, but still you try to get your parents smiling. It's not that easy but you get there in the end. Iavana, the name of the young lad who preached. He spoke about how P.I. students are always below standards. Always giving up, losing hope and mostly leaving school. Everyday he would return from school and his parents would ask, " How was school today? Did you stay out of trouble? You have to try your hardest TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN."
Iavana was known for a good dancer. He also encouraged a lot of P.I. kids, you don't have to be tall, strong, short nor smart to be the best you can. You just have to try. He also mentioned that he went to school to meet his friends, play and not only that, but to eat his delicious Island lunch. Iavana announced, " My papa and Nana are the two that encouraged me to be the best I can. Them leaving home, their families to come here to Aotearoa for a better life. They wanted a better feature for my siblings and I. My grandparents encouraged us to move forward stop lurking around."
" From below, to below, but wait," he paused with a grin, " WELL BELOW " the church cracked with laughter, but to others, they thought it was stupid. Your grades don't need you too be the best you can. Just never give up on what you have started. Go all the way. He finished off with a great big smile and some words.
"Faa'fetai lava, Malo and I hope you enjoyed my speech."
I went home feeling so happy, knowing that everything I could do, could make me be the best person I could ever be. Not worrying about your height nor size to be the best you can be. Knowing that you have people backing you up in all your learning.