sio’s dad died while he was on a mission.
can you imagine?
being sent off over 5,000 away from home to a country you’ve never been in a land that is completely different from the only one you’ve known to teach the word of God to a bunch of white strangers?
on top of that, you have basically no contact with your family, for 2 whole years,
and that goodbye he said to his dad at the airport in aus? that last look was his last time he would ever see his father in this mortal existence.
and yet, sio continues to see the brightness of this life every single day.
he was forced to be discontinued/suspended from school (possibly the only school in this nation that would give him a chance) because of a mistake he made. he’s illegal in this country living with his uncle and aunt (who just doesn’t seem to get him). he has limited contact with his family. he works a construction job in the hot desert sun.
he told me the other day how worthless he is to the world (obviously not MY world), but he continues to fight. he is one of the strongest people i know and he impresses me on a daily basis. here he is, an island boy living under the radar just so he can have a better life. he has so much going against him. he puts all his trust in God. he always tells me how throughout his life, hardships have arose and yet somehow he always makes it out alive & the blessings he keep flowing. he’s not perfect.
he trusts God, and maybe some of you think that’s ridiculous, but do you HONESTLY think that we are alone out here?! that these moving moments are just coincidences in space?! that seems ridiculous to me.
sio has just taught me so much about life and continuing to press forward, he has volcanoes of excellence inside of him, and an indescribable greatness about him , i feel so blessed just to know him, and to have him in my life
he inspires me to live my life every single day, he keeps me grounded and real, he keeps me grateful, he keeps me smiling, and man, do i love him.