Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Holy cow, it was a crazy awesome week. 

So, Elder Manalo went to Wahiawa (by my first area). And the 2 new Elders coming in, Elder Mapusua and Southwick, never received a home to stay in, so they are currently staying with us in our 1 bedroom house! It has been a very fun week. Elder Mapusua is one of the funniest guys I have ever met, and could tell stories and jokes for days without stopping. He also loves to sing so there is never a dull moment. He is the Samoan on the left.  

I thought losing a ward would mean we would be fed less, but I have never eaten so much in my life.. We probably ate around 10 dinners this weekend! It is really working out better though, I miss H2 ward but 3 wards may have been too many. We now have more time to really get to know the people better. 

The rest of this week was good, we did a lot of service. First we weeded a graveyard and then we tore down a house and helped build a deck. Cool stuff! Today we cut around 100 lbs of strawberries to make jam, and I don't want to ever see another strawberry.

Also, before Elder Manalo left we got to fire knife with real fire! :D super cool! He started the fire with 2 sticks, I am still working on getting that down though.


Everything else is good! Our buddy Nayzak is going to be Baptized this Saturday so if you could keep him and his family in your prayers that would be fabulous :) Love you guys!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I know it's not May, but we fasted for miracle May in April, and the blessing are already comin! One of the reasons I say this, Uta (the Tongan man) and his family decided earlier this week that he wanted to be Baptized this Sunday, because he leaves Hawaii this Friday! We finished the lessons in Tongan, and arranged everything with our Mission and Stake President and had an amazing Baptism yesterday :) And man can those Tongans sing! It was a pretty small room but they out sang the piano and you could barely hear it! So awesome!
Also, transfer news is here! A lot is happening right now and it is, like always, bitter sweet. Due to the increase in member missionary work, and the 40 day missionary fast. The 2nd ward will be getting it's own set of missionaries, which means that we will just be covering the Tongan and Samoan Wards. It will definitely make our load lighter, but I am sad to leave good friends and family behind.

With that being said, Elder Manalo will be leaving Laie and I will be DL again, and getting a new companion that I served with on the Big Island! :D His name is Elder Cronin, and he is awesome, I am so excited to be his companion!  

Everything else is great. Last night I met one of the girls from Meet The Mormon's! Heck yeah. Hope you all have a great week! ALOOOHA

Monday, April 18, 2016

'Hello? Can you hear me?'

This week was awesome. Julie had her Baptism on Saturday and she said it was the first time that her family has been reunited for over 3 years. It was a really sweet day :)
We taught the Plan of Salvation with Uta the Tongan. He is still very excited to be baptized and wants to set a date the first week in May! 

One of our wards is really starting to light the missionary fire, Bro. Houseman, our WML, is conducting a 40 day fast and getting the ward excited about the work. We started it yesterday and it was an amazing spirit. 

Friday was crazy. We had a mission wide fast, and our mission president asked that the only thing we do from morning until evening was tract. It was a long day! I am sure lots of good will come from it, but we ended up tracting a really rich area on the North shore, and met a lot of rude rich people. 

Anyways, hope life is good for everybody! Thanks for all the prayers and emails! Love you guys

Thursday, April 7, 2016

This week was a good one. I am sorry I forgot to let you know we were taking P-day today, but we had Temple day :) It was great!

General Conference was great, they seem to get better every year. Elder Holland was my favorite once again!

Uta is doing really well, he was able to watch General Conference in Tongan and understood it all and enjoyed it! We were able to see him afterwards and give him a blessing, even though we can't directly understand him, the spirit was there so strong. I am so excited for him. This week Julie's Baptism is for sure! We are very excited for that as well.  

For District meeting, Elder Manalo bought Balut (the duck in the egg) and fed it to all the Sisters in our District. It was the funniest thing ever because they were blind folded and didn't know what they were eating hahaha. They did really good though, only one of them didn't try it! 

Something else cool, I got to ride a Segway! It was hard at first but was so cool!

These are my adopted brothers that I love. It has been good. 

Love you guys!