Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It was a good week. We had 5 investigators come to church yesterday! That is way good compared to normal. This is because one of the families in our ward has introduced their neighbors to the church and invited them to take the lessons! People here are a great example to me of fellow-shipping new people. They said that they really enjoyed church and want to continue the lessons and come again! Our next lesson is set for tomorrow and I am super pumped! 
We did a lot of service this week, my favorite of which was for Auntie Meesh, the one with the hoards. She is getting new land lords and will be kicked out if she doesn't clean her place up, so we moved a lot of stuff. It was like "Christmas" for her because she forgot what was in the boxes and we got to unwrap it all and organize it.. Found and talked to some more Cane Spiders as well, so we were definitely not bored haha.
Making really good progress with Keanu (bounce houses) as well. We were helping take down, and he had all these questions about the Restoration so we taught it as we did service. He is very humble and curious so I am excited with him too!
Got to see a turtle on our hike! First one for all of us so pretty stoked about that! 
Anyways, I hope you all had a great Father's Day! I am so grateful for my Dad and all that he does for me and my family, and getting me where I am today. I don't know where I'd be without him:) Love you Dad, love you guys, see you next week! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hey guys, sorry this may be short as we are low on time today.. Had an awesome week this week. Almost hit 20 again! We taught 19 lessons. President came to Maui and we did interviews, that was good! Elder Bogner had his dying interview :0 He is going home in 2 weeks! Time is flying. We fasted for missionary work as a ward and are definitely seeing the blessings, we have a new investigator and a couple progressing who have a lot of potential.
Had an epic P-day today. A family we are working with owns a bounce house business and let us use their water splash! It was awesome! Our Zone is doing really good so President Warner gave us a Zone P-day! This is how we spent it:) 

Hope everyone has a killer week! Choke Aloha, Love you guys!

Good week this week. Not a ton happened, but Kapena and his family made it to church this week! We also had an awesome lesson with the Akanas (Part member family) and things feel like they are starting to pick up! I didn't get a picture though, so I will just attach our mission song. It is pretty cool, my companion was one of the singers! Hope you enjoy.
Other than that we did quite a bit of service this week. We are helping a less active family with their balloon bounce houses. They rent them out and we help clean them and fold them up.
The other thing that happened to us recently.. haha we were in the Walmart parking lot and this Filipino 'girl' came up to me and started asking about missionaries. We didn't talk long because we had to go, so I left her our card with our number on it. When I got into the car, I told Elder Bogner that 'she' gave me a bad vibe, and he said, "Bro, that was a guy!" I honestly could not tell though so it was a pretty shocking experience for me. Not 5 minutes later he called and texted trying to flirt with us, asking where we lived and some other creepy stuff. There I was trying to share the Gospel with others haha he has been calling for a while now, this was about a week ago and he's still calling.
Other than that Maui has been quite good. Every day brings something new and crazy, but I love it.
Hope you all have a solid week. Love you lots!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hey guys!
This week was pretty awesome. We almost hit 20 lessons again and we did a lot of good!

One cool thing that happened was we were leaving McDonalds and this guy  started honking at us and we always just Shaka back but then he started yelling at us to stop! The windows were down and everything too so it kind of freaked us out but he told us that he wants to start coming back to church, and that he was excommunicated in the past and he knew through the loss of the Holy Ghost that it was the wrong decision. Anyways, 20 or so years later he works up the courage to talk to us, and tells us that he wants to come back. We went to see him yesterday and it went well, but we learned that he is not even in our boundary so that is another contact we have to give to other missionaries haha that is ok though.
A lot of service this week. Lawn mowing, window washing, moving, ect. We also took Josh (future missionary) out and did some more Uke tracting. Got a good lead from that, she liked how we switched it up to singing our message.
This is a picture Josh took of us on a cool bridge we crossed. Missionary work, and life, can be very challenging. But we need to heed the counsel of the bridge and enjoy the journey, or else we will miss out on so much. Learning how to enjoy serving the Lord and others is so important, because the attitude in which we do so, is what will develop our own character and spiritual progress. 

Love you guys, hope you have a great week!