Sunday, May 8, 2011

ALOHA-May 2, 2011

Well this week was one of the most trying and humbling weeks of the whole transfer, but yet it was so rewarding now that it is over. These are the weeks that you hate the most when they are happening but when they are over you appreciate them more than ever because you grow a ton. We had choke appointments cancel thru out the week so that was a bummer. We did have a good turn out at our Ward Party and the Mormon Helping Hands project. We actually had a couple non members there who said they are interested in learning about the church so, with everything bad that happened this week, the Lord really blessed us with that!

So this Friday was awesome. We had a ward birthday party for the Kalaeloa ward that we are serving in. This ward has been around for 2 years so it was cool. There was choke food and a lot of entertainment. Probably the whole ward was there for the most part. Thats the awesome thing I have noticed about these island people, if there is a party there is tons of people and tons of food! No one leaves hungry. There was this family that did some Tahitian dancing, it was sweet. I am going to learn how to dance like a Tahitian, its sick! There was a 2 year old boy who can dance better than me, it was sweet to see him go at it. I'll try to send some video home of it. But our investigators and a couple recent converts were there so it was a really great success. The Spirit was strong and everyone had a great time. The fellowship from the ward is awesome and they make the people feel right at home.

Church was a great testimony builder for me yesterday. In one of our wards a father passed away unexpectly leaving behind a wife and 2 kids. Well one of the kids got up and bore his testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and it really brought the Spirit. It helped me to realize that everything that happens in this life is so little in comparision to the big picture. We need to prepare ourselves for eternity by doing what the Lord wants us too. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that he did for each and everyone of us so that we can live together with him again. I know that families can live forever thru ordinances performed in the Holy Temples of God. Don't ever settle for anything short. Follow our Savior Jesus Christ and all that he has taught us and life with be great and we will one day receive "never-ending happiness" as it teaches us in Mosiah 2:41. I know this is true, and the work I am doing right now is His work. Thanks for all you examples, prayers and blessings, they don't go unnoticed.

Love you guys!
Elder G

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