Name: Epenesa Aita
Residence: I’m from Samoa
Occupation: Currently serving as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Years involved with Iditarod: This is my second year
Current Location: AIRLAND TRANSPORT WAREHOUSE – ANCHORAGE
Date of Photo: FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Temperature: 62F / INDOORS
What, who or how and when did you first get involved with the Iditarod?:
I GOT INVOLVED WITH IDITAROD BECAUSE I LOVE TO HELP AND HAVE SOMETHING TO DO SO I CAN USE MY TIME WISELY.
What is your Why?.. Why are you here today and involved in Iditarod?
AND I’M HERE TODAY BECAUSE AS MISSIONARIES WE HAVE TO DO SERVICE FOR TWO HOURS EVERY DAY. AND IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO HELP OUT WITH STARTING THIS STUFF FOR IDITAROD. IT JUST BRINGS US SO MUCH JOY TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO TO HELP OTHERS, JUST LIKE HOW CHRIST DID WHEN HE CAME TO EARTH.
Tell me about just one of your most memorable Iditarod experiences?:
OONE OF MY MOST MEMORABLE IDITAROD EXPERIENCES WAS HEARING THE MUSHERS SCREAMING OUT AND CHEERING ALL THE MISSIONARIES AND HOW WE DID THE FOOD DROPS, PREPPING FOOD FOR THE DOGS. IT WAS SO FUN.
What do you know for sure?:
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE IN LIFE IS THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING. AND THE GOALS THAT I HAVE RIGHT NOW FOR LIFE, I KNOW THAT IF I PUT MY TRUST IN HIM THAT HE WILL WORK THINGS OUT AND THAT I’LL CONTINUE TO DO MY PART OF HELPING OTHERS IN SERVICE AND WHAT THEY NEED IN ANY TIME. SO, YEAH. THANK YOU.