Thursday, October 15, 2009

Damaging Tsunami in Samoa

The Shock
I was at Camp (Totara Springs) in Matamata during our school holidays, we were in the middle of our "Cabin Inspection" when our headmaster told us that we had to sit down. I was quite confused considering that I was in the middle of folding up my spare blanket. As I came down to sit; I realized that one of our leaders were looking depressed or upset. Our Headmaster then went up to that leader and cheered him up by saying "Are you all right". This was unusual because this leader was my leader and we had just finished going on the "Hydroslide". I sat down on a spare bed with some friends next to me. Unexpectedly, my Area Head walked in. His name was "Seb" and he came in to inspect our cabin. Our Headmaster then said " There are about 4 or 5 Samoan people who have family in Samoa". In Samoa there has been a "DAMAGING TSUNAMI!!!. I was terrified because I am a Samoan and I had family in SAMOA. The Shock put a lot of sadness in my heart

Having Faith
I knew now why my leader was feeling a bit upset. He was Samoan too. He then said a prayer while tears ran down my face like it was trying to race down in a split second. I felt like I was lost in total darkness and did not know where to go. Then my Headmaster came to sit next to me and cheer me up. As my leader ended his prayer I walked out the door for dinner ever so slowly thinking what should I do now. When I sat down at our cabins dinner table, I tried to hide my face from other campers. It was no use because I could not find a way to smile. My leader then said to be strong in the Lord with all your heart. I started to gain faith but still sulk.

Letting It All Go
5mins past and my Headmaster asked for the microphone. He then said to all the Campers that there has been a Tsunami in Samoa and that the shocking news is that the Tsunami in Samoa has lots of stories to tell. I started to let it all go after some thinking. I then continued my Camp without the Damaging Tsunami in Samoa blocking FUN.