Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Much more happened this week. Last night Elder Ili and I taught the Restoration to a fairly large crowd of maybe 50 or so investigators and members. It was terrifying. I messed up on reciting Joseph Smith's vision but they were all really nice about it and said we did a great job. Good thing that the spirit is the real teacher! 

We taught Keonie the Word of wisdom this week because he mentioned some previous problems with it, but he has already gone 2 or 3 months without drinking or anything! The only thing he didn't know about was tea but he committed to give it up! I am so happy for him and his progress, he is more ready than I thought any investigator could be. 

Thanksgiving was great! We got to play in 2 turkey bowls, which worked up just enough of an appetite for the 3 Thanksgiving dinners we ate. I was surprised how similar the meals were to home, pretty much the only difference was they have rice with everything. The members are so nice though, we were invited to eat with families from other wards who have never even met us before. 

One of those members had us help prepare their turkeys by making a traditional Hawaiian Imu (pictured). To make one you have to dig a hole about 3 feet deep, fill it with wood and card board, cover it with lava rocks, and light it. Once the rocks are super hot and glowing red, you cover it with the banana leaves/trees that you previously cut down, and the turkeys and let them cook over night. It took a lot of work but it was so good it was worth it! 

Other than that Hawaii is treating me great! Thank you for all of the love and support and prayers and I hope y'all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! 

-Love Elder Snell

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