Thursday, October 6, 2016

Man, time has been winding down so fast! Where to begin?

General conference was awesome! Very uplifting and inspiring. Got to watch it at the Stake center with these boys, plus.. I finally found a selfie stick so it was all around a great week haha.

These 2 that are not "full time missionaries" have become such great friends. They are amazing examples of how to share the gospel with friends and family, and have really helped us out with the work. 

Everything else is great as usual. Bittersweet though that is the only way to describe it! Excited to see the family, but sad to leave my new family at the same time.

Love you guys!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Things are starting to get brighter :D

This week the drama with one of the ward members and us, escalated. It reached the point where our investigator was told that they did not have what it takes to join the ward choir.. So some strings were pulled and that person is being released! Don't mess with the Lord's work.

Thank heavens, the lady we are working with is really forgiving and is still taking the lessons and coming to church. So we are still happy.

Had my last Zone conference this week! It was rough, gave my dying testimony and I was pretty much at a loss for words, it went well though. 

Love you guys! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

These last couple weeks have been interesting. There has been a significant amount of conflict with some of the ward members and several of the missionaries in this stake including myself, but I have learned a lot through these final trials. It is interesting, through these 2 years I have seen the Lord's work hindered most by those who claim to be disciples and followers of Christ. It has solidified my testimony that the Church must be true, because somehow He is furthering His work with all of these people causing so many problems. It has confirmed to me that the full time missionaries cannot do the work alone. That the members play a much more vital role in helping people find and maintain their faith.   

Please excuse my rant, everything else has been awesome!  It has been 3 weeks and we still have the Nu'uanu Elders sleeping on our floor. We have grown very close to each other in a short amount of time, but it looks like they are finally upgrading to their own house this week. Gonna miss em! We also got to blow glass together and make some cool beads! Never thought I would experience that. Also went on a crazy hike again, before we hit the waterfall we walked through a very long muddy tunnel with a dead pig in it. It was cool!

Love you guys, see you soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good morning from the islands! What an eventful week it has been. We picked up the new elders from transfer meeting on Wednesday and thank heavens, they are not taking our car or our house! :) They got a new car and have not received a house yet, so they have been sleeping on our floor in our 1 bedroom studio. It has been a good time haha. We have done quite a bit together because they white washed and we have helped introduce them to our investigators and get to know the area. They are good elders.

Saturday we had our Baptism for Rayne, and it was amazing! We invited both wards and had a great turnout. The spirit was very strong. 

These are the missionaries who took one of our wards :ʻ( Iʻm sure it was meant to be though and have learned to accept it. Everything else is great, see ya soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Whaats up?! Don't got much time.. literally haha keeping it short today.
Rough week this week. The mission is getting more missionaries and we are giving one of our wards to them :/ We have been doing a lot of our work in that ward and it is sad to see it go. We will still be having the baptism this Saturday in that ward because the new Elders won't know whats going on. Looking forward to that. Rayne has been an awesome investigator, please keep him in your prayers!
Today was good, we went to a waterfall on a crazy hike. Good times. The ZL's car got their window smashed out because they left their ukulele in it. Somebody stole it. Had to get that taken care of today.
Transfers is this Wednesday, I will be finishing with Elder Deadman but we will only have 1 ward now, and maybe be walking, and not sure where we are living but I'm sure it will work itself out!
This is one of my Hawaiian sistas that we said goodbye to this week! Shes da best

Other highlights, we ate cow tongue.. it was actually pretty good! Love you guys!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Man time is a flyin, and it ain't slowin down! We had an awesome couple of weeks! Tuesday we got to do a temple trip with the zone! It was awesome, especially because that was my last area. I saw so many people that I knew and really loved seeing it all again! Even ran into the Houseman's at lunch! :)

We started teaching one of our old investigators again! Lost touch for a while but he is recommitted to baptism on the 3rd of next month, and is so solid. He started going to early morning seminary on his own and volunteered to be president of the class! Without us even knowing! Our best investigators seem to come as blessings from above.
One other cool thing that happened this week, I decided to empty the cupboards of all the older food while my son watched his training dvd's. After emptying about 60lbs of food, we asked each other who we felt to give it to (it wasn't that old haha). We both felt impressed to give it to the same person so we took it all to his house. When we knocked and his wife came to the door instead, and talked to us which usually she doesn't. We learned that he was sent to jail for the week, and she was left to watch the kids by herself. She was very grateful for all the food we didn't really need. It felt nice to help out!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Man, the days are just going too fast! This week was the best! After all of the hard work we have been doing to find new investigators, the ones we didn't find just walked into church on Sunday. Interesting how Heavenly Father works, but I am not complaining haha blessings for effort. They were literally golden, the girl friend was just crying and crying at the testimony meeting (mind you this was her first one). We got return appts. for Friday and we are stoked. Also found a couple others this week who seem pretty promising.
I don't have a lot of time but another cool experience, we have been working a lot with the youth of our wards and getting them out to get some practice. They went out of their way to start a Book of Mormon class for themselves and their friends who are not so familiar with it. Such a solid group they are the best.
Did some crazy service this week for another crazy horder lady. Moving her hoards all over the place! Everything else is good, loving these wards, loving these people. Time is going by so fast I can't even believe it. Love you guys!