Monday, March 3, 2014
|Catalino Ramirez Baptism - In Janesville|
Kia ora you falas!! How you falas doin ay?? hoohoo str8 up ay!! good to hear from you family!! thanks for your letters.Iv loved hearing all the growth in each of you through out my time here. Lia girl so proud of you for sticking out with your wrestling. You did so good your first year. I’m happy that you still came out on top and having learned so much physically and mentally. I can remember how demanding it was in wrestling having to continue and wanting to continue even when your body is wasted and injured. It taught me a lot about "discipline" and I’m sure you as well, being strict with a diet, lifting, maintaining your weight etc. and I was able to transfer that over to my missionary work as a "disciple" of Christ having to change and give up various different things, in this case some physically but more spiritually. D&C 130:19 says: "And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come". The lord can see the end from the beginning and knows what we need now to prepare for later. I love how you learned something from your experience Lia. my wrestling experience has blessed me even today.Family!! I had a good week. I will start with the highlight. I went down to one of my old areas Janesville to give Catalino Ramirez the baptismal interview for the "4th" time!! (Hes the guy we went and helped him get a suite for church about 6 months ago lol) Well he passed it, and I got to baptize him Saturday night. It was such a cool experience for me. It was a miracle to have been close enough to be able to have kept going back even after i left the area to give him the interviews and then to see him baptized 9 months later.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Kia ora family!! Lia so proud of you girl. Your in a battle right not yeah? in pain and pushing your body beyond its limits. Here is where your most growth comes girl. You'll be surprised how far you can go when you have a strong mind yah? Im so proud of you Lia, wish I could have been there to yell for and at you lol. Ice your body up, massage it and take some protein if possible to heal as much of it as you can. I remember getting stingers a lot. I had to wrap my shoulders when I wrestled. I took pain killers before i wrestled so that I could alleviate as much of the pain as possible. Don't show any pain when you wrestle Lia. Trick there mind yeah. Half the battle will be in the mind cuz when your tired and have no energy, its your mind that takes the body past its limits. Good luck this next week Lia!!Mum thanks for your little Hawaiian spill. I felt so proud to be apart of this culture just hearing your experience and passion for the Hawaiian people. Its a lovely culture and Iv grown to appreciate it so much having been out here amongst so different of a culture. The Aloha spirit is so apparent there like its night and day. So proud of you mum, you have been so successful but also enduring and positive. I admire that about you mum. Im bad when it comes to being positive while enduring. Its my patience ay lol.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Meagans Wedding - So pretty!|
Kia ora you falas!! so crack up reading your letters today. Lia girl. second??? dang thats so cool Lia!!! so proud of you girl. Your body must be all hard right now yeah? you get pains ah?? ah come on girl you was raised wit 3 boys, you get em ah, keep going hard Lia, dont back down girl. Ash bro hahah crack up dog bout your prom crap. I remember doing crap like that and getting caught bro. alguds bro do what you gotta do bro, your the man dog no one can touch you. Hows your senior year bro?? you enjoying it bro? hows rugby? hows your body looking bro, send me a pick bro. My body’s looking pretty descent. Hope your ready to try and take me on bro, im coming full force dog. Con bro how you doing brada?? still surfing so'o ah? lol crack up bro. Lion king??? what did you have to do bro? hows your body going bro? Mum you must be happy as to be finishing with school. Good luck with all your assignments. You’ve come so far mum and still remember when we lived down by Sam store when you were in school and waitress down and hukilau cafe slogging your guts. You’ve been in it head strong the whole time and its paid off yeah? grown so much. Your a awesome example to us all mum. And still able to look beautiful, be a mum, wife and still able to go down and surf at the beach. You get em ah mum. Dad bro I Got a nice grey jacket, a black one and also a heavy duty one. Dont spend too much money yeah you guys. That guy Brian is all shirt ow. The weather should be all gee. As long as you have some layers when you come, and you can use one of my jackets. its not like were gonna be out tracting all day. well be in doors ay. you trying to be handsome ay dad?? haha crack up bro, always gotta look prime ay bro. If that’s the case don’t let me stop you bro, do your thing ay. I can get you a good jacket mum that you can use as well from one of the members. just let me know ay, easy!!Anyways you falas I had a mean week. Had the best Sunday this week. We had heaps of investigators come to church and heaps of less-actives, one who hadent come for the past 20 plus years. It was such a good feeling to have so many lost sheep at church. This is the best ward that Iv ever been in. There were members at the doors greeting, hugging and making these people feel at home. Our bishop stood up towards the end of the meeting and bore his testimony specifically to these people welcoming them and promising them blessings God would give the m for being their. I know he followed the spirit because I know these people he was talking towards and I know their struggles and a lot about their hardships and he said things that highlighted something in everyone of their lives, it was so cool. One of these less-actives we have been teaching since we came into this area. We cut his long hair, got him cleaned up and shaven, got him a white shirt and tie, some perfumes and just made him look good. He finally turned up yesterday for the first time in 6 years and we couldn’t even recognize him. I felt the spirit just looking at him and how much more presentable and happy he looked. I realized how much worth he had and how all he needed was a little love and it made a huge difference. The scripture In Matthew 25:40 says "...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of the bleast of these my cbrethren, ye have done it unto me."
Im so grateful that God see's the person that I can be. Jesus Christ treated all his followers this way. Not as they were but he treated them and saw more their potential and who they could become. Because of his perfect love and leadership they were able to live up to that person that he saw in them. Kind of like Mahana in Johny Lingo ay. She really was a beautiful women from the start but she wasnt treated that way. She was convinced she was ugly and lived up to that standard alone. It really bottled the people when Johnny Lingo a very wealthy man was willing to pay 8 cows in exchange for Mahana. He treated her like she was the most prized possession. It was then that she realized her worth and potential. The end of the movie shows her transformation. I saw this in Anthony, yesterday and it was one of the happiest times of my mission.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Kia ora family!! fa good to hear from you falas ay!
|Flash-Back - Da man!|
Lia you crack up! you havent had a wrestling match in a while ya?? lol you gonna wrestle at states? send me some pics of you in your gears!
Ash bro thats awesome bout your eagle bro, mean accomplishment bro, thats carck up bout uncle harold bro. Hes two mills wit that stuff ah. sole so you gonna be doing 5 proms than or what? you like me come wit you sole when I get back? lol crack up g!
So awesome to hear about Nainoa and Liliu!! mean you guys. So proud of yu guys and the missionary work you are doing! keep it up.
well family another week come and gone man! just crazy how fast the weeks go ay. Had a crazy week out finding again. Its a constant thing ay. We find so many people every week but we lose them almost as fast as we find them lol. Its a continuous cycle. We been working hard to get our african family moving foward. They were sick this week so we didnt get to teach them. Other than that we just been doing a lot of finding. Its freezing today! We are so lucky to have a car in this area. We drive past other missionaries in our zone all the time and give them rides. Its just crazy with the wind. It gets you to the bones ay. Family my time is getting close ay, excited to reunite again. Help me finish strong. Im trying to work harder than I ever have and love more than Iv ever loved. Its a constant battle. I am so imperfect and have a lot of weaknesses and my mission has taught me a lot about how much labor their is to perform in our probation here on earth. We are never just alguds ay. We will be learning progressing and growing till the day we die. I love you guys and am so grateful to you for sticking with me from start to end. Im on my second wind you falas!! no more talking ay just gotta get it done!! Miracles this week family!! cheehooooo!!
Elder Kanahele Kaka
p.s mum and dad dont spend too much money on warm gears ok. Just use the layers you guys already have and just get one good jacket. theres some good places over here. probli better if you just wait till you get here ay?. no need boots or anything like that. it'll only be in the 30's when you come and its not that bad when you arent really outside that much, just walking from the car to a building. Dad I got a few nice jackets for you bro. Sweet if you guys have any questions bout the cold let me know. Dont want you falas to get sick ay soft falas! different ballgame over here ay!!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Kia ora you falas!!!Sweet letters!! everyone sounds busy as heck! So cool that you guys have been so involved in the community and doing so much service etc. How did you like wrestling this year Lia? you probably glad its pau ya? Can grind all the food you want after. Proud of you Lia for being such a good girl. Keep it up.
PS-Please tell Vick I just got his letter in the mail. the mission office forwarded it to the wrong address. i will reply to his class next week! also tell the McDonalds I said hi. they were so good to me you guys!!
Monday, January 27, 2014
Kia ora family! I love you guys. The family sounds so busy ay!! 3 mean you guys. Iv the way the youth is taught now days sounds so much more advanced than how it was for me and conway. where we just play hangman and eat candy lol. Lia and ash you guys sound so spiritual and Im so proud of you guys ay. Mum and Dad 25 years???? oiy shole old futs lidat! Im so happy for you two ay. You have been the best parents, friends and examples all in one.13:24). It seemed that this message is what this family has been looking for their whole lives and I felt so much peace knowing that I was out in the right place and time to run into this family who was ready.