1. She'll go to the beach...a lot...and sport a killer tan
What you may not expect is that during this brief period, her heart will expand with such great love for the gospel -- thank you, Bishop Wolthuis -- that she receives a mission call while in Hawaii...but she does.
|Hevynn, with call in hand, waited to open it with her friends at PCC|
|Hevynn danced with some of her cousins at PCC|
L to R: John Cummings, Kaimana Soliai, Nona Soliai, Aunty Lani, Hevynn & Tama Soliai
April 11, 2013
Hevynn had her last Night Show performance of, "Ha, Breath of Life!" and what an emotional experience that was. Mom was there, along with Grandpa Murray and Maile Olson - one of Hevynn's favorite YW leaders from Utah. Hevynn absolutely glowed on stage as she danced Hawaiian, Maori, Tongan and Tahitian one last time. Afterward, many of her friends performed a haka and sang farewell in Samoan and Hawaiian. It was impossible to hold back the tears, knowing it would be a while before she saw any of them again.
Hevynn Heimuli PCC Haka Farewell from Norma Heimuli on Vimeo.
Haka performed for Hevynn's last Night Show at the Polynesian Cultural Center
|With best friend Toa Mauigoa after Hevynn's final performance|
|L to R: Kaimana, Hevynn, Toa, Joe Ramsey and Ani Lawrence waited backstage for her last show to begin|
|Beautiful Tongan girls who dance HaMaTa (Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian) with Hevynn|
L to R: Mele, Rose, Hevynn, Esther & Kiele
|On stage after the show...I promise, these are usually very attractive people!|
(Front Row L to R: Liana, Toa, Tripler; Back Row L to R: Lucky, Joe, Hevynn & Jas - called to serve in Australia Sydney Samoan-speaking Mission)
|Hevynn with some of the guys after the show|
(Clockwise in front: Toa, Lucky, Will & Tripler)
Hevynn's last hours in Hawaii were spent with her wonderful friends and cousins...and really, who could blame her?