Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Day 2013

Christmas Eve - Branch President in Kenosha II
kia ora family! fa it was a mean Christmas getting to talk to you guys ay. Man im refreshed for this upcoming year. You guys all look good and sound good. Man were so spoiled getting to skype, huge blessing man. I don't have much to say family. Christmas season was good ay, have a lot of work to do here in Wisconsin and were here pruning the vineyard. My mission is three mean, Im living every moment and just trying to make a difference for the lord and his work. Im so grateful for you guys ay, my beautiful family, i love you all. Hope you all had a good Christmas with all the families. Gotta get mums side of the family in the gospel ay. What you falas waiting for man? get on that family. They gotta see that theres more than just here and now, theres eternity, but if they don't know that, at least we do, get them baptized. haha two mills ah. Shot family. Mum and Dad i love you. I'm really bummed about my I-pod not being able to transfer the videos. Find a way to make that happen dad. Those videos gotta last bro. Ill start making videos from my camera. But hey you falas im algud ay here. Tell everyone i love them. Tell grams i love her as well and so grateful for her. ill hear from you all next week aight!!
elder kaka

Monday, December 17, 2012

Kia ora family!! dang beautiful letters man! Its like Christmas every week getting your letters family and so I want you to know how grateful I am for you all, I love you guys so much ay, My family's mean man! hoohoo. Hey mum and dad love you guys ay.
Family, we had awesome week ay. Con bro i feel like up to this point in my mission bro, what has been most successful for me is just obedience and work. I like to go through the White handbook weekly with my comps to make sure we are living every rule bro and really just set the standard for our companionship and its brought so much blessings to my life. Finding investigators is another story ay. We try to work hand in hand with the members just like PMG says and really just strengthen the branch, less actives and part member families and have found a lot of teaching opportunities that way. Because our area is not dominant with Hispanics we also go through the Phonebook to find where all the Hispanics live, and at every door approach bro, we are persuasive, genuine, and bear testimony right off the bat. When people recognize that we are representatives of Jesus Christ and that our message will bless them in every aspect of their lives, they have been more open to our message of the restoration. We try to have lessons with everyone we can right at the door whether we get in or not and set up appointments daily, this has been huge for me bro. We seek people from the area book and ask for referrals from everyone possible. Bro really for me bro iv found that we constantly need to be mixing up what we do. If one thing ain't working out, do something different. If you want different results in any aspect of your life, change what you are doing, refocus your efforts, do a self evaluation then change and improve. Iv found that the lord will put you in peoples paths if your doing all you can to find them. not just using your heart but also your mind, theres a huge difference there ay. And so bro, this has been the work for me ay bro. Just balls out hard. This past week we found like 10 new investigators. We are working with 4 families right now and two of them have baptismal dates. We want more baptisms so were really trying to focus the work on families and its made a huge change in the work ay. But man we had a good week and had investigators attend both the Christmas party and church. Our branch is so awesome and so supportive of the missionaries and i feel its after we've gained their trust that the work has really moved forward. Its the best feeling watching families progress, feel the spirit and actually begin to make changes in their lives. Im a witness of the lords blessing that come from living the gospel because iv seen it many times through out my mission. It was cool cuz i received a Christmas box from my investigator Dee Hardrath and her husband Jim from my last area, I don't know if you remember them but they sent me a box and a card and it was so cool. We don't always realize how much people are affected by the gospel, by your example and by the spirit you carry when worthy of it, but they feel that. And they pointed that out to me, so cool ay. But family things are algud with me ay, I got called on the spot yesterday in church to give a talk and I straight through it down on the branch like I was the prophet haha but it was so cool to do that ay. My Spanish has improved heaps man, still going though, time and experience is all it is, but ye family. My mission has been a huge blessing and miracle to my life and im so proud to be apart of this great work, it brings such satisfaction.
Anyway though family man you guys look so good in your pics. man like grind you guys lol man every ones getting huge man, was gitz before I left, like ash and his boys and even lia man so grown up. I love you guys so much ay. Con bro, your the man uce, give aunty a kiss bro lol you look sexy as in your pics to bro, good on you uce, surfing so'o i hear oiyoiyoiy mean bro. Family fa thanks for everything I love you guys so much and look forward to hearing from you on Christmas, make sure to send me those details asap so we don't have problems on the day ok. Love you guys ash,lia, con, mum, dad you guys are my life. Have a mean week, ill hear from you then!!
elder kaka

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

hey family!! dang mean letters man!
You guys sound busy as heck with school, work and sports!! fa I remember that crap man, hope you falas aint procrastinating haha. Na crack up family, its always so good to hear from you guys ay. I look foward to reading your letters, a boost and confirmation to me how important this work is. Man the mission is the best ay family. I love my mission so much and its so crazy how much you learn, how many opportunities your given to change, grow and be like our savior Jesus Christ. Iv learned so much about the gospel, through living, seeing and sharing it. The mission really is the result of who you will be for the rest of your life and so far through my experiences here iv really come to know personally the savior. Iv seen miracles in so many different ways ay family and I feel even more passionate about the gospel now than I have ever in my life and its because of my knowledge of the savior. Iv felt the lord pick me up and strengthen me so much out here and I know that his greatest work and glory is in our success the success of us his children. Theres a book i Just finished reading and its called "The Christmas box" its a short one but gives such a powerful message. The authors intent is to help the readers understand the true meaning of christmas. The book explains the significance of the "box" though representing the first christmas. "for christmas began in a humble, hay filled "box" of splintered wood. The 3 wise men who had traveled far to see the infant king, laid treasure-filled "boxes" at the feet of the holy child. And in the end, when he had randsomed our sins with his blood, the lord of christmas was laid down in a "box" of stone. How fitting that each christmas season brightly wrapped "boxes" skirt the pine boughs of christmas trees around the world." The "box" or the chirstmas box or present represents the gif t of the savior of the world and the "love" god had to give us his greatest "gift", his son so we could recieve as "families" the greatest gift, eternal life. Thought id just share my experience from this book but family, its been a awesome week, and much more success coming slowly but surely. Con bro, my mission is a obstacle in itself bro but a lot of things that change as my knowledge of the gospel deepens. I feel like as I continue to learn and give of myself, that my ability to serve and accomplish the lords purposes increases. I know Iv been giving my all here on my mission because my whole heart and mind has changed and its just an on going process that literally is a "refiners fire". A cool quote I read today in a talk "the fourth missionary" said: "Your lifes greatest work is you. Your greatest work: your most important creation is and will ever be you. You are wholly responsible for what you do and most importantly who you become. Envision and plan for your greatest work." and truly bro, this is my goal, to give the lord my heart and my mind, and to take my own cross up and follow christ. And it says that "as our knowledge of the savior increases, our capacity to change and follow him will increase" I love my mission for this very reason ay family. The personal conversion you recieve and the product you become as you serve. I know i smallkine explain da life but truly this has been my experience. My area has strengthened a whole bunch and so has my ability to teach in spanish. Most of our work here is spanish and occassionally english. Its aweosme though and our success here in this area has increased so much more. We have a few people right now progressing towards baptism with dates and so we are still working to make everything possible. Iv learned a whole lot more also as district leader and really just the additional opportunity iv been given to serve. Things are good with me ay family, iv never been happier and im really just trying to make things happen this christmas ay, keeping in mind that first gift given to us which makes all of this possible. Thats what christmas is all about ay, our savior. Mean family, thanks for all you do for me, i love you guys so much and here from you on christmas. Family go hard this week and finish everything of strong. Itll all be worth it in the end ay, hoohoo mean man!!
elder kaka

Monday, December 3, 2012

kia ora family!!
fa so good to hear from you guys ay, man the weeks go by too fast! But man sounds like everyone is going two mills in their endeavors, mean family! Con bro mean testimony bro, thanks uce. My mission is mean ay family, I really am loving it, and I don't just say that but I really do love it. It hasn't been a breeze at all I can tell you that but I know that Jesus really is our savior, the literal son of God in the flesh. And its the greatest joy being able to see both small and great things that happen while serving with him in his vineyard. Its a feeling of peace that cant be described, a motivation that cant be explained. The lord really is in the details of our lives and Iv felt this for myself many times through out my mission. Last night was the Christmas fireside in Salt lake, I don't know if you guys watched it but it was so awesome. Given to us by our prophet and his two counselors on what Christmas really is. Its the celebration of the birth and life of the savior. We remember his life, his example and his teachings. It was a cool fireside though and I'm just so grateful for this Christmas that I have to serve the lord and to perform a marvelous work, an opportunity to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughter of god. Only we as missionaries can do this, and what a privilege that is to bring forth during the this special time when the savior was brought into the earth. Its a special time of the year, where the spirit is felt most because families are all together sharing the joys of giving and receiving gifts. But as we focus on the greatest gift that God has given us which was his beloved son, we find the greatest joy of what Christmas really symbolizes, the ability to live again with our families forever with god, made possible through our savior. We then see the significance of his birth. Its been cool transitioning into the new season and having the opportunity to share this message with families and their friends. Iv been using my guitar as well to sing carols, which has been so awesome. But sorry to explain the life but family my week really has been a good one. The work continues to move forward and we are finding so much success along the way. This past week we found so many new investigators to teach, and commit to baptism. We had two whole families attend church this week because of it and for the ward they have been seeing the success of our labors and have really gained a huge respect and trust for us and our efforts. Apparently in the past they've had a history of a lot of useless missionaries and so gaining their trust through our obedience and diligence through our works has been one of our big goals. Members really play a central role in the conversion of our investigators and so we've really changed the culture that was been left here before us. But family this is us ay, just trying to leave it all out here like you said and really just get lost in the lords work. The weather here has been really weird it actually hasn't even been cold. It was colder in the fall so i don't even see it snowing anytime soon but well see about that. Every things all sweet with me ay, Me and my comp are doing work like dogs and we've seen huge change in our mission. I'm trying to find a member home that we can go over to skype so i let you know as soon as i found out the happs. but until then could you falas send me my skype account details dad you remember them? and for my Christmas list lol oi lol can you send me some face lotion please mum, and burn me the p90x please dad haha sorry that's me. Love you falas though, thanks for your support, love and miss you falas heaps and looking forward to see and hear from you. Have a mean week family!!
elder kanahele

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kia ora my beautiful family!! dang sounds like everybodys week was two mean!! thats so crazy ash dem won state champs!! oiyoiyoiy shole mean ash bro! that must of been all out ay!! dang good stuff family. Thanks for all your letters. Thanks giving went good to ay? you buggars lol thats crack up you guys just ate Hawaiian food, making me hungry right now. Cool though family, Im happy everyone is doing so good and had a fun week. Thats cool mum that you got to see your dad, Im sure he enjoyed himself and to think were all his posterity he probably is so proud to see how successful his family is. Hes probably ashamed he hasnt been there to enjoy seeing the success as well. But anyway family, my week was a awesome one, and thanks giving was mean too! Me and my comp. spent it with two different families in our ward, first we were with our branch president and his family and then afterwards with another family of the ward. But we had heaps of food man and I was taking full advantage of everything available lol. Everyone trips out at how much I eat lol but ye we were so lucky to be able to have such a awesome thanksgiving with two awesome families. My mission here in kenosha is going good ay, iv really grown to love the area and also the people. My spanish has improved way more along with everything else in the work. Con bro se ounce sole yesh i win memorize da first vishen shole. But foreals bro I eat up the work bro, apostle status lol. Na but our transfer is coming to an end and the Christmas season is about to begin. We had a huge Zone Christmas training yesterday to prepare for that and im just excited to take care of business this next transfer. Time is flying for me here ay and at the moment we have a family progressing since last week. We put on a huge production and chapel tour me and my companion for a new family we found. Everything went awesome though and we brought a family from the ward to fellowship them. We committed them to baptism first lesson and they came to church this past Sunday it was so awesome. Heres a miracle that happened. The family that fellowshiped in our first lesson with them, both husbands and wifes of the spouses(members and investigators) met each other back in mexico before they were even married and in different parts of mexico. How crazy is that ay?? the fact that they met again at this time in wisconsin all the way across the world. Now just that but this member family are new converts to the church so it was a cool as night. it was right at the beginning that this happened and me and my comp just looked at each other how the lord just prepares things like this to happen, no coincidence! But anyway family we do have a lot of work going on right now, not much progression but we are harvesting the field to find the prepared. Things are all good here with me. The weather has been weird as the mother here. Its been cold as and also windy like 20 degrees but it hasn't even snowed. Out of it ay. there expecting it to snow this week though so in answer to your question, yes its cold as lol. But family I love you falas ay, and always so grateful to get letters from everyone of you, coolest thing. My missions mean, I love it here, and excited to hear from you guys at Christmas. Imma try plan to skype you falas ok so keep posted for that. I give you more details next week when I found out where were gonna be. I love you falas ay, have another mean week you falas, and ill hear from you next week, peace!
elder kanahele kaka!!
hey mum!! happpy birthday girl! I want you to know mum that I love you so much and miss you so much. Everything about you ay, your such a special women mum. You truly have been a mentor and exemple of light to me my whole life. You have prepared me from the beginning to be out here serving the lord and its changed my life. I know that families are forever in the gospel and my life has been blessed through our family and your example as parents. If this life has been so awesome, I cant wait to live with my family in a state of never ending hapiness forever. Mum theres no one like you girl who loves their kids, and puts everything into making them happy, Iv recieved nothing less than this from you mum and im forever grateful. Hope you had a good birthday though mum cuz you deserve it man. You work your butt of and still try to be a awesome mum and member of the church while being patient with it all at the same time. Only you ay mum, your superwomen to the max. I know heavenly father is so pleased with you and your efforts to fulfill your purposes on earth and your whole family is blessed from you and your example of someone who endures. I could go on all day mum about how awesome and lucky I am to have such a beautiful mother both physically and spiritually. Never forget how much you are loved and appreciated by your kids, your huband, your family. I love you mum, thought Id just give you my love and appreciation. Have a good strong week and ill hear from you next week ok :) xxxoxoxoxoxoxo love you mum!!
love your son, elder kanahele kaka

Monday, November 19, 2012

Kia ora! hey my fat kaka doodoo family!! haha cheesecake ay?? lol
I remember spending my whole pay checks on food and expensive restaurants like I was rolling in the cash haha crack up family. Sounds like everyone had a busy but good week, and the red raiders are two millymills, winners!! thats mean ash bro, its crack up to think that your in varsity bro, it feels like I was just there yesterday. Mean though bro, hope your training harder then everyonelse bro, its the only way to do it bro. Smash tui bro, kill everyone on the field when you get on bro, everyone in your path bro, just waste them, and the coaches will love you. thats what its about ay ash? haha proud of your bro, your doing good in everything man, keep your goals in front of you bro.
Anyway though family thanks again for your mean letters, the family sounds beautiful and like you falas still love each other! This week has been two mills for me and my comp!! We been tearing up this area, through the members, less actives, investigators, potentials and just using every moment as a teaching and finding opportunity. I feel so blessed right now to be in this companionship, our desires together are so strong and Iv really felt the spirit so much more, its been a huge motivation because we've been blessed like crazy in so many aspects of the work. We went from having no investigators to having like 10 plus people and families to teach. We've strictly been following council, commitments, our tools in the work and living from the preach my gospel and its worked. But really overall just trying to be obedient ay and weve learned and have grown so much together. This past week we had two investigators attend church and it went really well, it was like Christmas to have them there and to be able to prepare a class to help them nitch with the members and feel for themselves the blessings of the gospel. My spanish is coming ay, and con bro your so right bro, there really is no excuses ay. With every commandment, calling and task that God gives us, he always provides a way to accomplish it. I am trying to live every moment bro and make it count, I wake up everyday hammered and zero energy but some how im always able to get up and go to work. Im hammering my comp ay and hes probably sick of me at this point cuz we never rest lol. It is starting to get colder here and we had a little snow the other day but nothing serious. They say itll pick up in a few weeks but Its algud and iv got everything I need ay. District leader has definitely put me on my toes ay and its good cuz iv been able to develop better organizing, prioritizing skills and really put forth more in the work to be of more service to the lord and our mission. As you know that wasnt me before the mission ay, I was a free spirit and just went with things and it always seemed like it turned out alright ay? lol well it dont work like that our here ay lol I find myself thinking all day, of things I need to do, commitments I need to keep, and everything else out there. My district is also full of girls so iv had to learn how to be sensitive with them but also bold and constructive, its been a funny experience. Sometimes I just wanna slap the sisters heads ay lol So patience has been a necessary on going process. But family the work is coming and we are teaching and inviting people weekly to be baptized and working to help them catch the eternal vision. I love it out here ay and looking forward to the snow lol. I love you falas man like crazy. Thanks for your sacrifices and your never ending love. Its my drive. Everyone have a massive week. Dad bro stop farting ow lol you guys are my best friends man, represent and know im here doing the same, famous as man!! haha hear from you next week. p.s ill try take some pics lol
elder kaka
This is Elder Kaka's Letter from 11-12 -12
que pasa mi familia!!! todo bien conmigo!! la obra es facil jajaja na
hows it going family!! thats pretty much all the spanish i know right there lol. Thanks for your mean letters, fa you guys look awesome man!! dad bro, looking tight their bro!! hoohoo mean man, good on you dad, still showing up the young G's ay. As for myself iv actually gotten pretty mean at b-ball so be ready to ball it up when I come home in a year lol. Its cool to know that you guys still go out and play basketball together, awesome memories ay. You falas miss my hard rough playing? lol beautiful family. Con bro new truck G? lol mean bro, thats crack up, pretty big step up from bikes and skateboards ay bro lol. Good on you bro. Family just wanted to thank you guys for all the hard work that you do while I am out here on my mission, the shave ice and everything that you fit in your lives to make my service possible. Lia thank you ay, i love you girl, you are so special to me, I want you to know that Lia. Whoever tries to marry you im gonna waste them first lol. Mum hows your schools and work coming girl? hard core ay!! your the bomb mum, Your hard works have never gone unnoticed in our family ay mum. You and dad have definitely through your examples been a light of direction and we have been so blessed because of it. shot family!!
As for me, this week has been awesome. I learned so much this week ay. Its been stressful hard in the work, and with the new calling its really kept me on my toes always thinking of things I need to get done, things to plan for and people to see, its been a learning experience for me. Iv definitely learned so much in this transfer as well with my companion. We've really had to work our butts off here to find success. I was able to go on exchanges this past week also with one of the zone leaders the one who I got really close with last transfer. Man hes a awesome missionary and has been out a long time and in leadership positions so he really was able to shed some direction for me in this new calling. You ask how the spanish is coming? alright ay, still useless ay lol. The work here is a little different. The population is very diverse, blacks, whites, hispanics, asians, everything. So the way we find specifically hispanics has had to be tactful. They are not really located in one area but spread out all over the place so weve really had to work with the members to find a lot of work. Its starting to get cold here lol and was snowing yesterday. Well be out tracking for like half an hour and my whole body just freezes up haha but my gears are doing me good. We have really been blessed this transfer, and really striving to become preach my gospel missionaries. We've found two awesome families that we are currently teaching and preparing for baptism. My comp and I are really getting along and are really trying to strengthen our area and more specifically our small spanish branch. I love the members, very small in number but share the gospel like crazy to their friends. Almost all of them are converts, so they are all young and inexperienced in the gospel, yet they are humble and really passionate about missionary work so weve really taken advantage of their efforts and its been awesome. We do a lot to strengthen the members as well coz even they seem like investigators, young and still developing in the gospel. At church we give talks, teach classes and just do a lot to fill in as needed in the branch and thats been a huge help in forcing me to learn and speak the language. But family as for me, this has been my mission, just working to fulfill my calling and doing everything to receive blessings here in my mission. I love it, am enjoying every bit of it and learning and growing as I go. I love you falas ay, heaps man, your my motivation to share with these people, whats blessed my life, my family and the true happiness that they can also achieve. It starts in the home ay, and that's exactly what our family has had, a true foundation built upon the saviors gospel. Thanks for all you do, im alive and well and going hard as the mother!! Ill here from you next week ok, doittzz!!!!
elder kanahele

Monday, November 5, 2012

kia ora kia ora family! shot on the harakeke bei!!
hey family, good to hear from you guys again, your letters are crack up! And about the shoes dad, na bro im alguds ay, I dont really even go running, so my shoes are still clean and in good condition lol. Doesnt mean im getting fat though, we dont get fed much here so im skinny again lol. But thanks for thinking about me bro, you keep them bro. Thats crack up bout bro-town lol I was just telling jack last week in my letter to him, how he reminds me always of jeff the maori cuz of his snotty nose haha, me jack have been able to keep in touch tho since the beginning, he sounds like hes a awesome missionary ay. Anyway though family sounds like you all had a awesome week together, and to be honest thats pretty much the only thing i miss, is the time we spend as a family. Yesterday we too had stake conference, and for me it was a breath of fresh air. Had some awesome talks, mainly talking about the family and how important and essential a parents job is in preparing their children to serve missions and to become strong saints in the gospel. I was so proud of you mum and dad ay. I have had such a spoiled life. I counldnt find one thing that you as parents have not provided for us kids in our lives. Every principal mentioned were things you have done. What awesome examples I have man, I love you mum and dad ay and so grateful for all you do and have done for us kids. Its whats shaped me and alllowed me to know how true the gospel is. Thats so cool dad that you spoke at stake conference, Im sure you were mean bro, nothing new there. Your the man dad.
As for me though family, I had the meanest week ay. My companion and I were able to find and do a lot of work, and it was a miracle. As you know this area has been really slow, for a long time. This past week we were having lessons left and right. We tried contacting a family that were taught 2 years ago by other missionaries and from their teaching record didnt look to promising. We felt the impression to go see them though which was weird. So we went by not expecting much to happen. We knocked on the door and and they opened the door and immedietly said "we've been waiting for you, come in" . It was crazy, we went in, they turned the tv off, sat down, opended with prayer and had an awesome lesson. They were so perpared and so we invited them to be baptized and gave them a date for Dec 1st. They were excited and you could just see how much they wanted the blessings of the gospel and it just felt right to them. The spirit was so strong in that lesson and me and my comp just connected to it. We were blessed like crazy this week and had some amazing experiences. So this was my week ay, just been really seeking and finding the prepared. This transfer has been good, my comp is getting a little better with cleanliness, he is a awesome guy though and we really get along. Hes had a rough as life man with his family, and has pretty much experienced it all. Hes the only active member of his family and so its been humbling for me to see and really made me look at how awesome my family is ay, and like i said before, fa were spoiled man. But family ye things for me are beautiful, im safe, healthy, got everything i need for now, grandma sent me a box of feeds so give her my love and appreciation. She had a beautiful letter too. Grams is so lovely ay. But I love you all, con, ash, lia, mum and dad, you falas are my life ay. Im going hard as the mother, and just out to improve everyday. Im proud as of you falas man, ash bro, keep goin hard boi, youve got all the goods, con bro, mean example bei, in every way, good luck for the wife search bro lol, lia your so beautiful, thank you for who you are, you ma girl. love you falas!!
elder kanahele kaka

Monday, October 29, 2012

walking on water
Kia Ora - kia ora family!!
You guys sound awesome ay, thanks for your beautiful letters man, its one of the best things to recieve after a long week ay. It lifts my spirit even more every week hearing that my family are all safe and, happy and enjoying life as a family. In alma it talks about when ammon reunites with his brethren and his heart is filled with exceeding joy cuz they were still strong in the gospel and living it with full force. Every time I hear from you falas I get that same feeling of joy and gratitude knowing that my family is living the gospel and are enduring this short time we have here on earth to prepare. Awesome family. Sounds like everyone is busy as the mother in school, mum work so'o, Doctor kaka, dad the energy drink, ash school so'o and lia just running da school oiyoiyoiy shole two mean family!! you guys awesome as ay, I love what I hear.
For me family I had a prosperous week ay. Transfers have been a breath of fresh air for me. My new companion is elder Skyler Ashcraft from shelly Idaho. Hes such a good dude ay and from day one we got along real well. Im still in the same area (Kenosha) speaking spanish so'o everyday. I love it hear. My last comp was a walking GPS and so he knew all the streets like the back of his head but i didn't realize that till he left. Iv been getting lost heaps this week with my new comp and more worse we've been walking. Iv been acting like I Know where im going and walk like 10 miles in the wrong direction haha terrible ay. Just going by the spirit here. I went and bought a map and have just been studying the roads and all the addresses we need to contact, its been crack up. This week We had heaps of lessons, found new investigators and 2 of them came to church!! cheee pono!! It was a crazy week coz the lord has just been putting people in our paths. I thought to myself how the lord really does give us tasks to test how obedient and diligent were going to be. He prepares us for greater opportunities in store, and when were ready, he gives them to us. I feel like thats how its been for me the whole time here in Kenosha, its been really hard, slow and nothing coming out of our labors. But like the scriptures tell us, we receive no witness until after the trial of our faith. And I have been blessed like crazy. Iv received an even greater motivation to dig deeper especially with this new calling. I have 4 sisters in my district and the zone leaders, so our district is 2 mills. The sisters call me everyday for the dumest things ay lol crack up. Sometimes im just like "come on now sisters, think about that one" haha but im really enjoying it so far, Iv already been on my toes, and trying to discern the needs for our district. Tomorrow we have district meeting so iv been preparing things for that. Family im loving it here, walking marathons everyday, and we never get fed from the members, so we eat tek for dinner lol. Na I been cooking up feeds hard for all my comps cuz their all lazy and useless. Their sweet with eating chips and bread for dinner. My comp is lazy as the mother, so im like picking up after him hard like hes a baby. Forgets to flush the toilet, leaves his undies on the floor crap like that lol. But thats the behind the scenes ay lol. Family things are algud. The weather is getting a little colder, 40 degrees, not to bad yet. but anyway family before I forget, tell the Guthrie family I said I love them and are grateful for them. They have written me since Iv been out here on my mission and even with the back medicine. Such a awesome family. My backs alguds ay I have good and bad days but theres nothing more i can do besides work out on it, stretch and ice.
I love you family, you falas are everything to me. know that everyday im trying to be better and have no regrets. The mission does change me everyday, and Im grateful for all the humbling opportunities and miracles iv seen and experienced that have built my testimony and my desire to serve the lord. I cant explain it but Im loving every second I have to be here, through the good and the bad. You all have a massive week, here's a quote from the movie 17 miracles, as they journeyed through the worst conditions to establish zion, and the point of death one said: "it'll all be worth it in the end" so awesome and applicable to us ay. Go hard family in all you do, and ill here from you next week, love you!!
Elder kanahele

Monday, October 22, 2012

No chickens in Wisconsin..haha!
Hey family!!
soo awesome your letters. Thanks for all your love, support and council. It means a lot to me ay, and things I need to hear and be reminded of. You guys sound so good ay. Shave ice sounds crazy, thanks for making it possible for me to be out here family and for your sacrifices. I remember when we would work kaaawa house to help pay for conways mission and now that im out here doing the same thing, it makes me so grateful for the sacrifices you all make for us to do this work. There is no where id rather be right now than out here on my mission serving the lord. Iv learned so much and have gained so much more love for our savior and the eternal path that our family is already headed in. Im grateful to you my family. Im doing really good you falas. Had another one of them weeks, slow as the mother but its algud. Transfers is coming up in two days so im again excited to start again, new companion, new faces. Im staying here again in Kenosha, and I was called to be the district leader. So its gonna be a good learning experience for me. Keen as for everything though family and excited to do and learn more to be better. Kenosha is a huge as mother area ay so I have no clue where ill be going and how to get around lol so im doomed haha na but theres heaps of work to be done here. Our Spanish branch is really little and as you know, Hispanics work all day everyday, so it makes the work a little more difficult not having the support of members. There is a lot we want to do wit them but dont have the opportunities with the members, so at church on Sundays, were on the hunt hard for member help. I met an old maori aunty from the english ward maybe two weeks ago. I told her I was a kaka and she said "you look like a kaka" lol and she also knows papa so that was cool ay. Her family flew up here this week, so I got to see some maoris at church, it was cool as. I cant remember what their last name is though lol sorry. Anyway though family, had a cabbage as week, we been on the hunt and been doing a lot of different things to find success. So dont really have much to say lol. Got some mean as rejections though lol the world is a little messed up sometimes ay. But things are algud, im enjoying my time and still learning a lot. I loved the story you shared con about Abinidi, and it is so true ay bro. We dont always have the opportunity to see the fruits of our labors but the lord in his own time brings forth his purposes. We need to be faithful. So just going forward with things. Thanks for your words bro. Right now I cant imagine not being a missionary bro, I love it, the feeling, and all the blessings that come with the calling. Anyway though falas, last week Tuesday we had Zone conference again. A general authority from the seventy came, his name was Elder Golden, but he was a powerful and spiritual giant. Him and his wife are from south Africa but they sounded like maoris lol. I asked them at the beginning, "are you falas maori?" and they laughed at me lol and said no. But I sang a song at the conference. I was scared cuz there was two whole zones there so there was heaps of missionaries. The other elder who's the zone leader is awesome with music but he made an arrangement of "Abide with me" and played the piano while I sang. It went awesome. But ye family so that was my week, it was a good one. And about the temple, theres a member from the english ward but he loves the missionaries so he asked us if we wanted to go, so we took that as our P-day. Love guys family, Mum and Lia I love you guys so much, have a good week. And my bros, love you guys ay, up the gutz again this week!!
Elder Kaka/Kanahele diotz!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Kia ora my beautiful family!!
Mean as letters man. I had a slow as week ay family lol, things have been really slow here in my mission, stumped hard ay. We been working hard as and obedient and its just been difficult cuz I feel like iv accomplished nothing from it. Iv learned some hard patience this transfer, patience with a lot of things ay, my companion, learning the language and and doing the work. All I wanna do is the lords will ay and so that's been my challenge. I was talking with the one of our zone leaders the other night in the apartment and it really helped me put things into perspective. He said: the lord gives us trials for a reason, "he wants to see how diligent and faithful we will be when it really matters and when times are hard". And that quote you said to me mum, I really liked it, but it said, "if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you" and nothing great is achieved lightly. He then told me something he was told when he had the similar problem in his mission, it was "include the lord in the lords work" and so iv realized ay that not only are we building the lords kingdom, but hes building us. Iv been a little selfish in that aspect because iv been spoiled through out the mission with people to teach. We are given trials and weaknesses to be humble and to know that we are nothing with out the lord, and that's been my experience. "Include the lord in the lords work" applies to everything we do ay. Its the ability to be patient and trusting that the spirit will provide a way for us to accomplish the lords purposes. And so this is me ay family, you know how impatient of a fala I am, and so its been a blessing to have these opportunities to learn patience. Sorry bout explaining it. I dont really have much to say bout this week, still plugging away ay family, still having fun and loving the experience. I almost cracked my comp the other day cuz he teased my last name in front of the members, hooo hooo lucky ay. Aw ye that reminds me, I went to the chicago temple this past thursday, it was mean as ay. We went with a member from the english ward but it was a breath of fresh air, ill send the pics.
Anyway family thanks for your letters, everyone busy as ay. Mum school sounds enduring ay? your awesome mum, everythings for the family and thats how you are mum, thats why I love you ay. I miss you too mum. Hi dad bro, miss you too bro, sole just fixing everyfing ah? you the man dad, always a mean example to me ay bro. You falas still working out? or you falas gettting fat? lol anyway Hey ash and lia thanks for your guys letters ay, I miss you guys heaps man, I love you ash and lia. Sorry for being mean to you guys ay,fa!! I do love you guys more than anything ay, my best friends. Thanks fro your guys testimonies, such awesome brothers and sister man, keep being good and love each other ok. Con sole no he conocido algunos chilenos, solo mejicanos aqui. ha sido dificil con buscando personas para ensenar uce, he sido siempre diligente en la obra y con todo. pero, sole me encanta la mission uce en todo aspeto, espiritualment y la experiencia con el evangelio. sole gracias por tu ejemplo para mi uce te quiero brosif. el espanol no es bueno lol. todo que yo puedo hacer es testificar, y ensenar y eso es todo. tiene algunas ideas para mi? diga me! lol na bro im gettting it ay sole , its coming. Crack up bout aunty from kiribati bro lol mean bro. Ye bro i remember falling asleep during that talk bro lol sad as dude ay bro lol iv changed bro. I actually know whats going on now in the talks haha their applicable to my life now. Con bro dont stress out with school bro, when times get stressful bro, go to the beach for a few hours for relief bro lol and itll all work out somehow ay dad? remember the quote form uchtdorf "life isnt a race, its a journey, enjoy it and be glad in the short time being" lol anyways I love you my family, have a mean week you falas. Con bro I dont know what I need help with ay bro, just keep giving me ideas, and council bro, im just trying to live the PMG bro. Shot family, I love you guys!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hey family!! Very sorry bout last week ay hahah I feel bad as! I'm still dumb ay when it comes to the computer. I must have up-loaded to many photos on the file that it didn't send. Did you guys get my pics at least? dumb as man!
Anyway family, I had a life changing week ay. So grateful for the things that I have been blessed with here in the mission. General Conference was the meanest thing ay I loved it. I was feeling bad because that was the first time my eyes were open from start to end. I learned so much and was so lifted to apply more fully the gospel to my life. I realized how great my calling really is to be a missionary. Family things are getting better for me here ay, specifically with the language. Iv been studying, fasting working and praying more than I have ever in my life and here on the mission to speak the language and be an effective missionary. Iv felt very inadequate from the beginning of the transfer and hopeless in giving my all because of the language barrier. I had some miracles this week and they were life changing. Iv just really felt my tongue loosed to be able to preach teach and declare the gospel by the spirit. The general conference talks were also answers to my prayers. President Eyering said something in the priesthood session that really stood out to me ay. He said something like, " to everyone God gives gifts. Pray to know what those gifts are" I immediately got the prompting to pray then and there to ask heavenly father what those gifts might be. I had the immediate impression and strong feeling that the church was true. Every time iv received that answer for myself it has been through music. Several times through out the conference when the choir would stand up to sing, my body was filled with the spirit that it did become overwhelming. I cant explain the confirmations I was able to receive yesterday but its strengthened my testimony and has given me a greater desire to declare my purpose. Family this simple prayer brought to my remembrance all the times I have received the knowledge of the truthfulness of this gospel, music. I love it here, and am changing each day to be more like our savior. The question I had going into the conference was, how can I give the lord my total surrender?, and it was definitely answered. I know that if we seek to do the lords will and not our own, and then do it, we will have taken the first step to becoming like our savior. We have to put ourselves in the position to be changed. "we can never go back to fishing" he said. Christ's life and motivation was to serve. He invites us to follow him and we shall have treasures in heaven, eternal life. And so we must do exactly that till the very end of our lives so that when we return to our father in heaven and he asks us, did you love me? we can say yes! I want this for myself ay family, to serve the lord to the end, and as members we all have the duty to do the same so that we can return to heavenly father knowing that we did our very best.
Anyway family Im doing good here in Kenosha. President Calderwood and his wife and family are awesome. There family take care of us hard and so im glad you were able to talk with them. I try not to bring up our last name ay coz when people tease it, the bad side of me takes over lol. Ash thats so cool about the new missionary announcement. Bro prepare now uce, serious bro, I cant express how sacred this calling is. Theres nothing more important you can do in your life right now than become worthy to serve gods children bro. You need a testimony of the book of Mormon, read study and pray to know that it is true. The success of others will be based on your personal worthiness. So know the doctrine bro. study the Preach my gospel and learn as much as you can from Con bro. Bro thats gonna be mean man, I cant wait for you to experience this bro. I love you ash, proud as a mother of you and your grades bro, fa you've changed ay lol change is good bro. Anyway family I love you all, you mean the world to me. Mum you can do it girl, keep going. Im sweet with everything ay guys. love you, hear from you next week
Elder kaka
Letter from last week 10-01-12
Sorry family lol heres last weeks letter. Sorry bout that ay, It must have not sent!
Hey family!
So good to hear from you guys ay. Its always a boost for me and motivation to keep going head strong in the work, I love you guys. Thanks for the box ay, I got it the other day and was surprised to see all the gears I got! Thanks for the watch mum! I love you. And for the treats and the shirts. I was happy to cuz we had no food so I had those lollies for dinner haha. Awesome family. Its fall season right now so it looks really beautiful here, all the different colors, a really beautiful sight. I think ill need the boots eventually ay, Ill let you falas know. And ye dont worry about the pants ay, I think it'll just be easier if I buy them here so I can try them on and crap. wut you think? lol. Thank you though family for everything, the song was 3 mean!! taitanium oiyoiyoiy! you guys sound really good, It made me miss use heaps hearing your music. I wanna send my i-pod home, one of you guys think you can put more songs on there? thanks. And mum yes everything you falas send is good, iv eaten everything you've sent so far except those sour shriveled balls thingys haha na but im very grateful ay for everything. Anyways family fa had a good hard week. Had about one lesson lol. We been working as hard and tactful as we can and just was one of those weeks ay. Very humbling when we did have the one lesson though cuz it made me appreciate so much more the opportunities we have to teach the gospel. I treated that lesson so much more meaningfully and preciously and Its that passion that I wanna have in every lesson. I love the Spanish branch, the people are tight like family and I just love it. Ha vent had to many lessons since iv been here so the Spanish is really slow, I really suck it all in when we are with the members coz thats my chance to speak and make mistakes. We had to teach the primary yesterday in church and it was crack up as coz all the words I know are hard as ones that iv mostly learned from reading the scriptures, so the kids were confused hard haha. Although the work has been slow, We are preparing a women for baptism this month. Her name is Cecilia, shes an older Hispanic women, but shes so beautiful ay. Iv become really close with her, she says Aloha to me every time we meet lol but shes the one lesson we had this week. The president of the branch came along with us to the lesson and I was prompted to bring my guitar. He was like whats the guitar for? I told him idk. Then we got to her house. She had just lost her job so she had no electricity, food, and shes just been living like this and she was just having all these challenges in her life, sad as to see ay. We had a powerful lesson with her out of the Book of Mormon and then I sang the song "dream big" and just explained to her the message. She was just crying ay and even president and my comp were getting emotional. This is what I love about being a missionary. Being able to put into perspective for these people our purpose in this life, and how we can be successful.(mosiah 2:20-22) God simply asks us to keep his commandments and he will prosper us. We promised her that she would specifically find a job, as she kept the commandments one being to prepare for her baptism. Seeing the determination and the change of heart from the spirit that these people feel through our message is an awesome feeling I cant describe ay, I just love being a missionary. We work hard everyday all day and get nothing and then we have only one lesson and it makes everything we do worth it. That was pretty much my week family. Was a little rough but thats just part of the mission ay. Just want you to know how much I love you family. Con thanks for your support brother, your the man bro. Bro you look massive, shole!!! I just seen your video just now the one you and wesh made for my b-day lol was mean bro, thanks for your council ay, it helps me a ton man, inspiration hard. Cool bout your new calling in the elders quorum bro, I already know you ll be mean for that. Ash bro I miss you ay uce, sole your the man ash, you know I love you ay bro, im proud of you bro, keep tearing it up in your things bro, build your talents, your singing is sounding three mean uce. Hi lia, i LOVE you to lia and miss you so much. Lia dang girl you getting so big ya, looking good girl, thank you for your love lia, I can always feel that from you, thank you. Hey mum dad, thank you for the box and letters. I feel so spoiled out here in my mission and I want you to know i am grateful as for everything guys do ay. The fact that you guys write me means a lot, cuz dont know any other missionary that gets letters from every family member every week. I love you mum and dad, you guys have a good week ok, tell the mozo family I love them!!
elder kanahele

Monday, September 24, 2012

kia ora family!
loved your guys letters ay, awesome family. It's so good to hear from you guys, thanks for your letters, they really helped me ay. Con bro thanks for your testimony uce, frick Spanish is smallkine irritz haha na, still confused hard but things are getting better day by day so just trying to stay positive like you said and enjoy the ride. This transfer has been awesome as already and Im loving it hear. The Spanish culture is beautiful ay, our branch is small but the strongest here in Wisconsin. The members are like family, there loving as heck and really make me feel at home so its been helpful getting their input on the Spanish. We had a baptism yesterday at church for a family that has being taught for ages so another awesome time to spend preparing for that. Its mean living with the zone leaders. Their English elders so we work together tight as in the work and its really been effective in finding and teaching vice versa. Everyone of us have guitars and like to sing so we have some mean jam sheshes on p-days and stuff. One of the elders names is elder densley but he has a mint as voice so weve done a lot of singing together, stuff iv been craving ay. I do miss singing with you guys hard ma brothers, and its funny cuz i was listening to those songs we did for con cuz there all on my i-pod. But music has been huge for me here on the mission and iv already been able to use it a lot and using it more powerfully as a tool to teach. Iv been singing to the members in lessons with them and in church. Iv been also trying to learn songs in Spanish too, so yes, music is truly a testimony to me as an invite of the spirit and a testimony to the hearers and iv experienced it more fully. This past Saturday me and my comp were able to go back to waukesha for a baptism of one of Candy's kids Tlyer who is 13. It was so awesome ay family, I was able to see the fruit of my labors in action. The brother i baptized if you remember, his name is Dakota, but he baptized his younger brother Tyler and it was so cool. It was so good to see all the members again and even those who we helped come in to the church all there a part of the baptism. It was cool coz elder Loertsher(my trainer) and his companion elder oldroyd(my MTC comp) and elder knight my last comp and my comp now, we were all there. Every comp iv had was there, it was cool cuz we all know and have helped this family grow in the gospel and to see them baptized is the coolest feeling and experience. Sorry I don't have pics for you guys today, I forgot my camera at the apartment lol classic ay. But anyway family I'm doing awesome ay, mission just continues to get better and my understanding and ability to do the work increases with time and persistence. I have learned so much about the gospel and the plan god has in store for us so much more clearly and how simple it really is which has allowed me to teach it more simply. My companion is the man and we really get a long ay. Hes also from Utah like every comp iv had, and hes a awesome as missionary. Im enjoying this companionship and ill learn a lot from this dude. I have a question tho. My nixon watch you falas sent me is almost broken on the strap. Is there a warranty on it? coz I wanna get on that ay, that watch is important for time and stuff like that lol. let me know asap please. Other than that, im sweet as ay family. Seasons are starting to change here so its getting a little cold now, and im prepared hard lol those jackets I have are rich haha so well see when the real winter comes along lol. Thanks for your letters though family. Sounds like every ones been real busy which is awesome. Con bro good on you boi, doctor ay bro hoohoo mean bey. Thanks for your counsel ay bro, all crap that im going through and doing right now so your words really do help me. Ash bro im happy your working hard in sports and school bro. You on special teams ay? thats mean bro. Gotta just run out and smash everyone in your path bro. Serious bro, the worst thing to do is hesitate, so just waste everyone and you will always be more likely not to get injured. Shot bro tho keep plugging away with school and don't forget your goal to go to soar. Let that be your motivation bro and things will just work out if you keep that goal in sight and act decisively. Lia Hi:) so cool that you are in softball, mean girl. It must be fun ay. Go hard girl and have fun. I love you Lia and miss you. You sound like you have grown so much and matured spiritually. Good girl lia your such a good example to your friends and your family ya, so don't forget that. Hi mum and dad, stop crying you falas lol. I love you ay mum and dad. I miss you guys a lot but know that Im alive, well and happy az. Iv been blessed with awesome companions who iv gotten along with and im just here trying to give the lord my all. My vision and goal is to get lost in the work so im here trying to do just that. I love you guys so much and am forever grateful for the love you have given me. I don't really need anything ay. Half my pants don't fit me tho, to small, so I'm just trying to lose my weight. It isn't fat but its thick lol so i cant even button up half my pants lol. Any suggestions? anyway family l love you guys and hear from you next week.
Elder kanahele

Monday, September 17, 2012

After Kahuku vs Castle game (with Sage)
 kia ora family, tu te ra mai nga iwi, tatou tatou e! haha shot family, how you guys doin ay?
mean. My new areas been mean az so far, im loving it ay. Its been totally different switching my whole mind set from spanish to english all in one day. Im determined hard to learn the language and feel that the lord will bless me as I continue to put forth my works. The first day was crack up az ay lol we had heaps of lessons and I had no clue what was going on. All I knew is the topic we were talking about lol so the whole day I would just nod my head very sincerely pretending like I knew what was going on but deep down I had no idea haha. I can speak, teach a lesson and testify but really just have a hard time understanding the natives. There from all over south america so everyones spanish is different az lol. Iv already learned so much spanish in the couple days that iv been here so I know it will come. Church was really good yesterday. I was able to get up and share my testimony and speak the reo so im just really excited to finally speak the language I was called to speak. My new companion is elder Wright, a cool as dude. I love the fala already ay. Hes the district leader and we live with the zone leaders so im with these guys who are just on to it and hard workers. Im excited to be with them and learn from them. We are right next to lake michigan and its massive, the whole area is just a beautiful place and we have a rich as apartment. We have the key to the chapel so we go and play basketball in the mornings. So this is just a little taste of the new area I will be serving in. Im not so confident with the language and it just kills me cuz you know im not the type of guy that will depend on others and to be a hinderence. So im trying my hardest to have the spirit with me so that I am worthy to have the gift of tongues. I wanna be able to support my companion and speak the language, so im really trying my best to study and advance as quik in speaking and conversing. I know that if I can speak the language, ill be able to teach more simply and to their understanding, so there's heaps of goals for this transfer. I dont have much to say ay family. Its a new beginning, new people and experinces. Just excited and happy to learn, improve and do the work. This morning I came across these verses in Alma 7 and it helped me really put things into perspective. It says:
23 And now I would that ye should be ahumble, and be bsubmissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God "at all times"; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive. 24 And see that ye have afaith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works.

I know if we aquire these attributes and live them "At all times", no matter what the obstacle, "ye will always abound in good works." simple promises given to us by the lord which he is bound to as we are faithful. This is my route imma take to learn the language and preach the gospel. pretty mean ay lol.
Anyway family Im glad everyone is working hard and doing good in their endeavors, awesome. Thanks for your support and your advice. Con bro your the man broski, how do I learn the language in a week? lol let me know bro. Im doing my part and just being patient with it. Lia so awesome girl about your softball, mean!! eat em up lia. Ash bro your crack up man, you still one ounce or wut? lol shot bro, keep training hard to the end bro, no resting bro, endure it, eat it up ash. Do it for us mean, serious bro, how much you benching now? make sure you do cleans and dead lifts, stuff like that. Thats gonna make you more explosive, so do it. shot bro I love you ay. Mum and dad how you falas doing ay? working hard ay, thats good mean. Thanks for all you do to allow me to be hear. For the shave ice and all the things you guys are doing to make us kids happy. I am happy ay, happy as to be here serving the lord, the work is fun az and the knowledge I have gained of the gospel has made me so much more grateful for everything that I have, my family. Thank you family, you guys are awesome, my best friends ay, I love you guys, have a beautiful week and Ill here from you all next week. Thank you for the letters, keep up the good work, peace!
elder kanahele kaka

Monday, September 10, 2012

Birthday Weekend & Lilia's Cheer-Fest

hey family! mean letters man beautiful!!

Family im doing mean ay. This pass week went really good, had a good experience with my companion. We had some crazy spiritual experiences and we have two more people preparing for baptism. We really have been trying to make things work ay, and the other night just had a mean as testimony session lol but it really brought us together and realize how lucky we are to be missionaries. I learned a lot from this fala ay and I feel we've worked and learned a lot together in this transfer. yesterday we get a text that im getting transfered! So that will happen this wednesday, so crazy ay. Im getting moved to kenosha, a hard out spanish area. Im excited hard to start a new transfer, new place and people to see, teach and baptize hoohoo mean man! A highlight of this week is we went to go see Alyssas mum( the one who hates our church) not expecting anything but then had a mean as lesson with her. The spirit was strong as and she opened up like crazy. Shes had a huge change of heart because of the miracle changes that shes seen with her daughter. She felt a spirit both at the funeral and at the baptism and she told us that it must be something special if shes feeling the way she does and so she said "if you have something to teach me. i want to hear it." She currently attends two churches and has been head strong in them her whole life. It was a mean experience with the spirit teaching her. The spirit just causes you to say bold but true things in the right moment and iv experienced that. Cool as ay. We went and supported her daughter shaiya at their church. So me and my comp actually went to their church, which was culture shock hard and we definately were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time lol. nuff said on that. Our investigators are made that im leaving ay and especially Candys family cuz weve had a lot to do with that family, and its hard for them to understand why we leave like we do. So their taking it hard. The greatest thing that iv experiences so far is watching these people progress, and find true joy in the gospel. Its been such a rewarding experience for me and and truly understand better my purpose. It sounds like everyones doing real good ay, awesome family. Con bro thanks for writing me even on your trip bro, your the man ay and that means a lot to me. How did that go by the way bro? any future potential there? good on you bro. Happy birthday con bro g, your my best friend ay bro!! str8 up since we were little boys bro. I remember us talking at night about serving missions one day like the day would never come lol but look where life has taken us haha beautiful ay bro. Im so grateful for your example to me in my life ay, and your patience with my anger lol. Whoever you end up marrying bro, she better be good enough for you bro or imma have to come home and slap her around ay lol. shot bro. Ash far your taller than Con bro!! getting big boi ay. mean ay bro, you falas have some crack up hair cuts!! Mum dad and Lia, hello lol i love you my family ay, awesome as pics, everyone looks handsome and beautiful, handzome! Ill let you guys know how the new area is ay, should be a good change for me with some spanyards and vatos locos lol! untill next week falas. i love you all and very thankful for your support and love for me at this time, shave ice and all.

Elder kanahele

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

kia ora kia ora family!

man you falas sound awesome! busy and getting back into the swing of things ay, i remember that, homework, work and school, dang, awesome family. Im glad im not in school ay lol. You guys missing con ay? Hes a crack up dude man. Im so proud of you my family and everytime I read your letters, its a booster to my whole spirit and desire and drive to move foward in the work. This pass week was just intense as a mother. In every aspect, spiritually, physically, and everything that comes with being a missionary. Baby Amara died its been a sad az week ay. On the bright side, we were able to comfort and share the gospel, the plan of salvation with so many people. I had some awesome opportunities to build my testimony in christ and as a servant called by god. Iv come to a better understanding how special our calling is and how much the lord supports our efforts. Sky (Amaras mum), called me up two days before the funeral and asked if I could sing at her babys funeral. Anyways though the funeral was at some sort of chapel place. Pasture Jerome presided over the meeting and it was such a different environment, spirit and setting. Elder Loertscher and his companion came from milwaukee to support aswell so it was cool ay. But the pasture gave his spill and it was just sad because everyone there was mourning and weeping not knowing though where there baby was, the plan god has for us, and that they one day could see her again. I was a little nervous ay to sing but I got up and just bore down with hard as testimony of the plan of salvation, I told them where Amara was, and I promised them they would see her again through christ and his plan for us. I sang "well done" and it went really good ay. Everyone was just crying and came up to me afterwards kind of like the same reaction people give after the show at pcc, filled with the spirit but dont know how to recognize where those feelings come from. Pasture Jerome even came up to me in tears thanking me for my testimony. It was so cool though, us the missionaries got heaps of comments and opportunities to help people see this plan of hapiness. Heres the crazy thing. Alyssas baptism was the very next day, saturday morning. She is Candy's niece and they are all family to Sky, so everyone was at the funeral and during all of this, we were preparing for this baptism. Things were as hectic as can be, assignments dropping for the baptism the night before so we were scrambling. The baptism was inspired because a lot of Alyssas family who at one point hated us for teaching Alyssa but all attended her baptism out of curiosity and support for them at the funeral. It was an awesome experience ay family. They all loved the baptism and have so much respect for our church. We since have been spending a lot of time interacting and teaching them and helping them understand the gospel of jesus christ. This week was so stressful but now that I look back, it was miracle in my eyes. Im so grateful to be a missionary right now, and meeting these people who i know the lord prepared for us to see and teach. This is the highlight of the week though ay family. Things havent been that easy with my companion and we've had a lot of clashing. I wanted to smash the fala in his face this week and I actually told him I would lol sad fala ay. Hes just lazy and really white sometimes but Iv done my best to serve him and i just lose it some times ay. I pray for the patience and love everyday. Its all good though family, we work through it ay. I love you guys family and know I am happy here. The mission has flown by like crazy, and its been mean. Ash bro, getting good at the hair cutting ay? mean ma bro. Ye i cut my comps hairs and even some investigators sometimes so its cool bro. Keep the hard work up bro, im proud of you. Lia your so awesome girl, i loved your singing, you are so good ay, beautiful lia, you have a wonderful testimony girl. con bro! mi hermano, mi espanol es malo lol no hablo espanol mucho en este parte de la mision pero cuando tenga la oportunidad para abrir mi boca, yo hago, entonces i suck lol estoy tratando. Thanks for your words of wisdom family, love you guys, have a strong week ay!
Elder Kanahele

Monday, August 27, 2012

Kia Ora Family,

massive letters man!! good to hear from you guys ay, fa i had another even more out of it week lol. Had some awesome experiences though and some sad ones. Our investigator Alyssa (Candy's niece) is getting baptized this saturday so its been way better for me because i know how the system works now so iv been on to it and organized with everything. Making calls to the members and getting the whole program together, its eased the stress of everything else that comes with a baptism. So that has been really exciting. Alyssa is such a awesome girl. Weve challenged her to be baptized several times but nothing came of it but slowly and surely she has progressed. Shes read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, shes quit smoking, drinking, partying and her whole lifestyle. theres a quote that says "Hapiness in life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the lord Jesus Christ". Alyssa has changed her whole life around which hasn't been easy, iv been with her ever since i started my mission and so shes been working at it for a while and because she begun to build her foundation upon our savior, she allowed him to change her life completely. Its been a crazy and growing experience for me, definately not roses lol but i'm just hoping everything continues to go as planned. Our old  investigator Sky(the lady candy was living with) her baby with the un-curable cancer is gonna die any day soon, so its been a really sad week, iv wanted to go over this whole week but just havnt felt the prompting to go just yet. And our other investigator Jeremy ( the library dude) he was meant to get baptized on the 8th but his mum just had a stroke and now in a level 12 coma so its been a very crazy and intense week with everything. Obviously he hasnt been able to make it to church for that reason so weve for the most part have been trying to comfort everyone through the gospel. The mission is beautiful family lol! bit stressful but after church yesterday I was ready to go again hard with the work. Things with my comp are sweet az ay, hes a awesome guy, just a bit of a rebel sometimes so i been on his case hard. I have learned so much though these past couple weeks and have had some really humbling experiences. Iv really depended on the lord so much more than i ever have and hes given me strength when iv most needed it. I read a scripture in my studies this morning from the bible but it was beautiful. Proverbs 16:3 " Commit thy works unto the lord, and thy thoughts shall be established" but it is so true ay. When we are working our hardest to have the guidance of the lord with us in our lives, he will direct us for good, and he is bound to give us that promised success when we are obedient. I want this success ay family. And I have been doing and giving my all to obtain it. I love you guys family. you falas missing us ay? stop crying ow! lol na awesome letters tho ay, crazy about the all blacks tho, our family's getting famous ay! lol awesome man. Mum thats crazy bout your work, I dont know if i could handle that lol good on you mum, and ash bro, shot bro, going hard ay, that awesome az man, you can do it my bro, continue to work harder than everyone else. Lia i love you ya. you mean so much to me too expecially now that i am gone on a mission, my family has meant everything to me. keep being a good girl lia, i love you. Con g sup bro, awesome news bro, glad everything's going good down in nz. massive bro, get into any fights yet? lol crack up bro, give everyone hidings bro. Give my love to the Mahe's, miss my dumb cuzion Meagan.  Mum and dad i love you guys thanks for your support ay, its been my motivation and drive to pick myself up and do it ay. to the end family, up the gutz!!
love elder kaka

Monday, August 20, 2012

hey kia ora family!

wot a mean letter man! awesome az family, so good to hear from you guys ay. Con bro thats three mean uce, sole! do wot you gotta da ma bro, thats crazy tho man just up and out in a day ay. beautiful bro!! crazk up az dude, hopefully that was the spirit prompting you bro lol Ash!! shot bro varsity ay, beautiful bro, just know bro that works beat talent. It dont matter whos in front of you bro, if you put forth the works, train and lift hard bro, youll do it bro. When you get on the field bro, thats your opportunity to shine bro, smash anyone and everyone bro, no mercy! Leave no regrets bro!! good on you ash, you look good in your pics bro, tall az fala ay!! 84? member javan had that number his senior year. Anyway family I had a long hard week ay, dang man. Iv been tested hard. Dee Hardrath has been a mission for me ay. Iv never prayed, worked and lived so hard to have the spirit to help me with her and her husband. and several times the spirit has told me to hold on a littler longer with them and to be pacient. She really has ceased to progress though and last night we met with her and she just said she doesnt want to meet anymore. It was the hardest thing for me to hear, knowing all the blessings that shes missing and the truth she has been searching for this whole time but yet blinded by her own confusion. I just broke down last night thinking that I literally gave it everything I had ay and it ended just like that. After praying I did find comfort in myself, i dont know whats going to happen with them but i know that the lord has a plan for each of us and tests us and gives us opportunities to grow and I did. I definately have learned so much from my time with Dee ay but fa she waste time!! Not much has happened this week, its been tough finding work and having our investigators progress. It really has made me look at myself and what i can do to be better as a missionary, in this companionship, and what i can do now to change and be better. Im still plugging away though family and pushing myself to the limits. My comp really isnt liked to much through out the mission for many reasons so the leadership in our mission dog us a lot ay, messed up crap, so were really determined to change things in our area and just work hard and find success. Anyway family thanks for the letters. Lia i love you, your such a good girl, you have a beautiful testimony and you have the desire to be a good girl. i love you, keep doing good and know i am so grateful to you guys for all the shave ice and hard work that goes into supporting me out here. Mum and dad love you falas ay, i cant express how much i love you guys and just being on the mission i realize how amazing my family is. I am algoods ay, iv been spending heaps of my money mum so maybe check my account. I try to spend wisely in my expenses and only spend when i really need to. and this summer we havent had a lot of getting fed so i had to spend extra on that. my back is getting better so im all g. Have a good week family, love you guys!

PS: con bro keep me posted with everything and let me know how everything goes. crack up sunday story bro lol maoris ay. anyway bro i wish you the best of luck with that. you ma bro dog, i love you man, my best friend .

Elder Kaka

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hey family,

Hows everyone doing ay? awesome as letters man, beautiful stuff ay. con thats crack up bout pcc bro, crazy az man, im happy for you ay my bro with all that youve been able to do bro, working hard az and still sharing the gospel, youve been the greatest example for me bro and for ash and lia. Anyway family iv been really good this week ay, its been awesome starting a new transfer and running the area. its crack up coz i make sure we have plans every second of the day, and so were all over the place ay, my comps probli tired of it lol. But ye we get along real well. Hes a awesome fala ay, chill az, just very knowledgable and has a huge desire to be a good missionary. weve been working really hard this week with our investigators and a lot of them waste time ay. Its hard to drop a lot of these people but it has to be done. We arent just planting seeds but also gathering the crops and finding those whom the lord has already prepared to recieve the gospel. Things with Dee have been hard ay, she feels the spirit so much and wants to progress but is held back from life experiences that just dont allow her to give her whole heart to god and to some of the things we teach. i know that if its meant to happen then it will coz i feel at this moment that iv truly given it everything that i have and so i know that the lord will carry us the rest of the way with whatever will happen. Jeremy is doing good ay, hes doing everything he can and also us to to preprare him for baptism, hes been the hugest example to me of faith and is spiritual az. most of the time i feel like hes teaching me. The work is slow but good. Weve been working to find more people to teach and so thats been a challenge. We prayed for a miracle and recieved a referrel from a member who has been wanting the missionaries to teach her good friend but hasnt found the trust in the missionaries. She said this to us as she gave us her friends information and for her to do that was a miracle for me to have her trust. That same day we met a guy and his wife who are looking for a church to attend and so we taught them the first lesson. They seem very prepared and so i hope our next visits will help prepare them to progress towards baptism. This is our miracles for the week and proof to me that the lord really does know our needs and hears our prayers. He answers them when we act and work as if everything depends on us, cuz it does.

Anyways family the mission is all good and were just working our butts off as best we can ay. had some mean as brutal rejections lately and its tested my anger hard lol but im still here ay lol The spanish is alright, i havent taught a spanish lesson in months so its hard to keep it up. I do what i can in my studies and with my comp so we do what we can with what we got and just hope for the best. anyway tho family i love you guys, thank you for all your letters, they are so awesome for me and the closeness and love i feel from you even being on the other side of the world. know that i work each day to lose myself in the work, and to be better. I do keep in touch with the kaka brothers in their missions and so weve been able to share our own testimonies and experiences with the work. Its so awesome to all be out together all fighting the same battle and being able to strengthen each other, awesome man. Anyway, I love you family, have a massive week!!

Love you, Elder Kaka

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hey family!!
Man awesome letters!! family im doing good az ay. My new companion is the man. His name is elder ben knight from Utah, cool az dude though. I already love the fala ay, im excited az for this new transfer. We been going hard az at the work this past four days, using every second of time we have, i love it. Iv set some goals for myself and things I want to accomplish and improve this new transfer. The first day I straight told this fala how things go ay lol. But we both have the desire to give the lord our all and just fulfill our calling to its fullest. Just like you said ay con it all really comes down to our obedience. I know that is true and that the lord can only bless us according to our obedience and so I really have been striving to live my life to recieve that light everday to guide and direct me in the work. I have definately drawn so much closer to the lord and have learned and done things i never thought id be able to. I cant explain how much iv been blessed in my mission and the experiences that iv had that have confirmed my testimony of the fullness of this gospel. Its so hard being a missionary ay, and its difficult to have to watch some of the people face the things that they go through everyday of their lives. I know the greatest gift that we can give to people is the gospel and it truly is. Iv watched investigators go homeless, and have no family or friends to help them, get sick and have no money to get treatment, lose everything that they have and have no where to go or turn to. Its the saddest thing iv ever had to experience and its become a testimony to me of the sure foundation on which the gospel provides us in this life. Iv been able to share the gospel with these people and watch them face these problems with out grumbling or blaming anyone but still having faith and love of god and the gospel knowing that God is there. Its so humbling to see this and it has strengthened my testimony immensely. My mission is going really good though ay family, I do love and cherish every thing iv experienced and do try my best to help these people get to where they need to be. I do have my weaknesses but I strive each day to overcome them and to lose myself in the work and give everything that I have to the lord.
Anyways though family thank you for all your letters. I am so proud of all you guys and all that youve been able to accomplish, and your desires to live the gospel. I do miss my family ay and its my motivation to wake up everyday and to press forward. Man i started doing some pukanas when i saw the pictures of the whakataetae ay, fa you falas look mean man, im gonna do a haka when i get home lol. shot family thats so cool, so good to see that everyone did it man, awesome experiences ay. falas didnt even get to take your shirts off lol. but hey mum your the bomb mum. Im so proud of you ay mum and all that you do as a mother, everything! I love you so much and miss you mum, thank you guys for the box and for all the goodies, it should hold me up for the rest of the mission. serious. know that i am being taken care of and spoiled like the heck from everyone. mum you are a good leader and the lord has given you this opportunity to share the gospel and to help build his kingdom through your leadership. I know youll be awesome cuz you raised me, a headache at times lol but something that helped me in the mtc when i was called to be district and zone leader is D&C 121:40-46

40 many are called, but few are chosen.
 41 No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue ofthe priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by loveunfeigned;
 42 By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile
 43 Reproving betimes with sharpness, when moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and then showing forthafterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved, lest he esteem theeto be his enemy;
 44 That he may know that thy faithfulness is stronger thanthe cords of death.
 45 Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to thehousehold of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shalldistil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.
46 The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and withoutcompulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever.
district and zone leader is D&C 121:40-46

Everything that we do in this life is to prepare ourselves to meet god again. Christ was the perfect example of a leader. He lead by these things and by pure love. By our examples, i know we are indeed preparing our brothers and sisters to receive Christ and to prepare to return to god again. I love you mum, hope this gives you some inspiration, not that you need it cuz you eat em up already. But thanks Lia for the box, I love you so much, you are such a good girl and im so proud of you lia, you are so special.ash your the man bro, everyone love you dog, keep sharing your spirit uce, be a good example and work harder than everyone around you uce. Rep it hard this year bro, in school, sports and everything, waste everyone bro, thats all i have to say bro, the moto for everything bro is to waste them, doitz! Con bro, sole you da man bro, i like grind you uce lol mean bod bro, i love you con thanks for helping me be better bro, i love you. Got your falas box, 2 mean!! thanks family, it meant so much to me to get that, you falas sound beautiful, i miss it hard!! love you all.

Elder kaka