Tuesday, December 6, 2011

YM doing the Haka

Love to see the YM do the Haka!  These are some YM in Jordan's area that said he could make a clip of them doing the haka.  Fun to see the traditions!

December 6, 2011

A few pics that are a glimpse into his life as an AP.  He loves meeting all the missionaries in the zones, loves their testimonies and their friendships!  So hard sending his friends home!   He also is a huge fan of President Dalton.  I know you've all read many times how much he admires and loves this great mission president of his and his wife!  They have had a great influence for good in his life!  Cooking is not his favorite thing to do, but he's learning!   
 Grillin' with Elder Moala
 Elder Street (right) and others headed home
 Elders Stelter, Gary, Sa'u, Behymer
 Group headed home with Pres. and Sis Dalton (on the ends)
 President Dalton (on his birthday!)
 With Elder Griffin
With Elder Stelter and VC sisters!

                                                                                                              With Elders Hatch and Porter                    

ALOHA!!!!!!!!!!! December 6, 2011

Boy whats going on! Sounds like it has been a pretty good week, we
have had a good but crazy week. Best of all the Cougars came over here
and stomped on Hawaii so that's always good news! All the UH fans were
not happy about that, but I made sure they heard about it because they
sure we letting me know about it before the game! Haha nah I didn't
even know BYU won until the next day, you kind of forget about all
that stuff on the mission.

So we started Christmas Zone Conference this week and boy is it a good
one! Man I tell you what if I could go to a Zone Conference everyday I
would be set for life, especially one completely centered on our
Savior Jesus Christ. We didn't do much training so that's always a
good thing. All the Zone Leaders give a training about the Doctrine of
Christ and what not, super spiritual. Every single one is different
but so good. I have never felt so good after a zone conference than I
did on Tuesday. Wow my boy Elder Smith and his companion Elder Ence
gave one of the best trainings on the Atonement. It was about his
suffering, death and resurrection. They hit it all and it was just a
very spiritual time. We all bore testimony of that great event, it was
really cool. During Christmas Zone Conference it's always a treat
because you get to watch a movie. This year we are watching 17
Miracles. If you haven't seen that, I would highly recommend watching
it. Unreal show, super sad though. That movie is the reason I am serving
a mission. That is the reason I gave up 2 years of my life, because
they gave up SO MUCH more. It's just a testimony to me of the
truthfulness of the Gospel. That is a solid movie, seen it 3 times and
we have 4 more to go and I am going to watch it every time, good

So after 3 transfers of being with my boy Elder Stelter,  he is being
released and an assistant. It'll be hard, he was a phenomenal
companion that taught me so much. I know that the Lord put me with him
simply to learn, to grow and learn. He taught me so much about being a
good missionary. I am so grateful that the Lord continually surrounds
me with great people. All my companions and the people I have served
with teach me. It's a wonderful experience and something I am very
grateful to my Father in Heaven for. My new companion is Elder
Menlove. Elder Menlove is so solid, we have served around each other
for a while now and he is another one, greatness surrounding me. We
are going to have a lot of fun together.

All is well, life is good, I love you all! I hope all is going well,
stay in touch, I'd love to hear how your holiday seasons are going. I
miss you all, I thank you all for everything that you do for me! My
prayers are with you, may the Lord bless you during this wonderful
holiday season!

Love to all,
Elder G.