Monday, February 25, 2013

Kia ora family!! fa its awesome to hear from you guys. Im here in my new area. We are given 20 minutes on the computers cuz we dont have library cards yet lol. This week has been a crazy one ay. Got my new companion fresh out of the MTC, his name is Elder Bryce Harper-Smith. Hes from mesa Arizona and hes a awesome dude ay. This week was a crack up. Our first day in we didnt even have a house so we just jumped in with the other elders here and slept on there ugly floor it was terrible. We got moved in the next day though but had a box full of crap for our house. We spent our first whole day pretty much building our house and everything in it lol it was a crack up first impression for my comp out on the mission. Our first 2 days we didnt even have toilet paper and we were just cracpping and cleaning our bums in the shower hahaha it was crack up. My comp was like "dang this is what the missions like!!!" haha but anyway our area is pretty much a 2nd mexico. Its just filled with them ay its crazy. We live in a huge city and we walk and catch the busses. Weve been lost as crap and I have no clue we we are half the time. We spend the 2nd half of our day trying to find our way back home lol. Im doing my best though to really learn the area fast so that we can just work effective. The lord really does know us ay and its so cool how he never has given me an opportunity to get comfortable in my mission. The mission really is the most uncomfortable place to be and things to do that are really just outside your comfort zone. But the thing is we grow doing uncomfortable things. I love that I get a whole new experience here and its nothing iv ever expereinced so far just being lost and really starting from ground zero again. I love my companion and I really am just drilling the crap out of him ay. Hes been in shock this whole week just getting into houses that looks like a herd of animals went through it and just walking in and teaching these people. This past week we found heaps of new investigators, and had heaps of new lessons. First week and we saw heaps of awesome things happen. Iv been way tired ay cuz we just walk hard out everyday in the snow and crap, with all our gears its crack up as cuz when we get into homes we look handsome az. Anyway though family I love you guys. Hope everyone is doing mean. I studied Jacob ch5 in the BOM today and it really hit me hard how all the prophesies and commandments of the lord are all being fulfilled. It talks about how the lord of the vinyard is laboring with the servant of the vinyard to prune and preserve of the olive trees because the end draweth nigh. It talks about how much worth every tree is to the lord and man its so true and how we are the few that were chosen in this last dispensation to prepare and prune the (trees of the vinyard) or the saints for the end wich shall surely come. The lord really has been along side me through thick and thin here on my mission and he really is our biggest fan in the work. The greatest joys of life are found in serving others. And the lord promises that we will have great joy in our labors. He is most interested in helping us fulfill his purposes. This calling means a lot to me ay family especially how close we are to the end. We will be judged also on how diligent we were in serving the lord in opening our mouths, and declaring the gospel to those around us. Thats me ay family, My missions mean, first week, only the begginning but got a lot of good ahead of us. Love you guys have a good week, here from you next week.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hey family!! so good to hear from you guys ay. Crack up the snow over here ay. To be honest, every ones soft over here in terms of snow. Iv been alguds ay family, im the only one who hasent gotten sick. Iv been warm as, got the gears ay hahaha crack up. I just found out the other day that I'm getting transferred, opening up a new Spanish area in Milwaukee, training a new fala. I'm excited as heck for the new transfer, new goals and experiences, mean. Its been a crazy last week. Sad as to leave all theses people whom iv taught and grown with. Iv really built a great love for these people and know I was able to do my part with the time the lord had given me. I loved it completely ay, its been an amazing ride for me here in Kenosha. These past two days iv just been doing my good byes and last lessons to all those that we teach, man its like leaving home again. Milwaukee is gonna be good ay. No car, so ill be hiking hard in the snow hoohoo beautiful ay. Had a awesome week though family. Its just been a huge reflection as I prepare to depart, for me looking at my area, my investigators, my branch, my companion and really evaluating myself and the works that I produced in the lords time. I really feel like Iv given the lord my all and hes blessed me with a sense of peace and comfort and contentment with the outcome of everything here. I love my mission so much, and I love all the people that I serve, Its been a real special time for me and Im so happy ay family. Every soul really is great in the sight of god and I feel that for the people here. We have our baptism with Cecilia and her granddaughter coming up next week and I wont even get to be here for it cuz my area is to far away, but algud ay. Yesterday I went and sang to all my investigators and they were all emotional ay, its so cool to watch people progress spiritually and its found so abundantly out here in the service of the lord. Its the same joy the lord has in our success and when we make right decisions, its awesome. But family, that's me ay, just trying to walk the talk. You falas sound awesome as. Sounds like everyone else is dying over there ay terrible Hawaii diets thats why lol wassup with that, life really is short ay but only the beginning step to our eternal glory. Thanks for everything family, Ash bro do track bro, youll learn crap that you don't learn at football practice, like how to run properly. You can always do football crap and do ladders, track it up i say bro, but do your thing g. Proud as heck of you bro, I love you ash ay your ma man bro, awesome that you are so determined to get good grades bro, your changed hard bro. And lia volley ay? dang girl you are growing up man. That's crack up that your hanging out at the center seeing Conway haha our community is so small theres no where to hide ay, haha. Love you lia. Con bro, your man to g. Dang doctor kaka undies that's crack up. Im proud as of you ma bro, spiritual giant hard ay. You've helped me so much in my mission bro, through your example, I love you bro, the mission really is but a dream ay and I'm living every moment even to the very last day of every transfer. Mum and dad I love you too ay. Man the family means 100 times More to you when then not there. thanks for being awesome parents. I have such a great life, spoiled and blessed. That's why I'm so passionate about how much the gospel really can bless families because my own family is a walking testimony of it. Thank you so much, love you all ay. I don't have much time today on the computers but Ill hear from you next week, love you falas, lets do it again ay, doitz!!!
elder kanahele!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Kia ora family again!!
hoohoo you falas are beautiful ay, you guys on missions too? oiyoiy shuah!!
haha crack up family, good to hear from you all ay, I love you falas man!! Its crazy how proative you guys are. I know Im non-stop moving but it seems you all are in the same boat just different aspects!! lol thats a beautiful thing family, no rest for the wicked ay, thats my motto hard man. My companion always says, "give me a break" and im like "theirs no time for breaks ow" satan doesnt rest ay, we cant afford to take breaks. But thats cool the kids are hard out into your sports ay, mean. Hope you guys are working your butts off, to represent our last name "kaka" oiy. lol mean you falas, I miss you kids man. Time and this life really is short ay. Before you know it well all be married and have our own families. I was thinking about that today. Man we have to cherish every moment together in this life, living, loving and growing together as a family, cuz time is too short and precious. Im so grateful for the time I had to grow and learn from you all. My foundation and the principles I live and apply have all been rooted from the things I learned at home. Im so grateful for you all ay. Con bro no chicks g?? sup wit dat dog? na thats crack up bro, I hope your still there when I get home g, bros before ho's member? lol shot family. Mum and Dad you falas are too mean uce, str8 up parents you are the bombs, I love you guys and feel like Iv come closer too you all being out here on my mission, its crazy. Thanks for all you falas do for me to be here. Every week is a miracle and blessing for me. The lord has been so merciful to me and iv been blessed from the very begginning of my mission. This past week just flew by. It was a good one. Transfers are next week and ma girl cecilia gets baptized the following week so I prohbably wont be here for that. I assume Im getting transfered cuz Iv been here 6 months now. I love it here though and just being here for this period Iv had more of the opportunity to see progression in peoples lives, in our small branch and more so in myself. I have a testimony of the atonement. Iv watched people make huge changes in their lives and I myself have made changes in myself that I never thought were possible and Iv recieved greater light and understanding to the gospel and plain and precious things that it offers. Jesus Christ in 3 nephi 12:48 gives us a commandment to be perfect even as he is after providing for us a way to do that, the Atonement. It amazes me the potential and capacity that we as children of god have in this life in becoming so great, and its been a huge treat for me to exprience that for myself. This past week was hard core. We are teaching many different families and none of them are married. Only with the spirit were we(young 20 year olds) able to testify of gods great plan for families and the strict importance of living the law of chastity and committing them to change the way that they were living their lives. Thats a miracle to me family. Two of these families are really seeing the light and were blown away by our powerful message and commited to get married and and then baptized. A lot of good things happening here, with the work and its been the greatest time of my mission. The wheather has been crazy ay, deep as snowing its been awesome to work in lol. My companion is from Idaho and he said hes never seen snow like here before, so it must be extreme ay. Within a few hours there was 2ft of snow, crack up ay. I love you though family, Im doing good as ay, having some awesome things happen here and the church has never been more true for me. Hope you guys all have a mean week, I love you all, go hard up the guts you falas cheehooo!!
elder kaka
p.s hey dad could you put heaps of songs on the ipod for me, some I can learn aswell like the passion one "pure heart" shot falas!

Monday, February 4, 2013

kia ora again family!! awesome letters as always. I'm happy to hear that everyone is doing so well and strong in everything. Its crazy how much people have decided to go on missions. Its so cool how it has really changed peoples goals and desires to serve the lord and man the lord really knows what he is doing. I love you my family and miss you guys so much too ay. I really am too tired at the end of the day and week to even get homesick and so I'm grateful that the lord has helped me be strong on my mission. The goal is to have no regrets ay family. Its one of my biggest fears in life, is regret. Something my branch president once told me is that the end of your mission is a reflection of the end of your life. The lord has blessed me from the beginning of my mission with a clear vision of my purpose and I can honestly say that its only been an up journey for me. Not that I haven't fallen and made mistakes, but there has really been nothing holding me back from getting back up and making a change. I know that the lord doesn't expect us to be perfect, but he expects us to get back up when we fall. Family Iv had a really awesome week. I finished reading the Book of Mormon again for my 3rd time. it was an amazing manifestation that the lord gave to me of its divinity. It wasn't after I prayed that day but through out the week, in lessons I was given opportunities to bear witness of it. I received plural times, strong, powerful, undeniable witnesses of it. I cant explain what that feeling is like, but as I continue to receive it, my testimony grows. I don't understand how people can fall away from the gospel after receiving that witness. The scriptures teach that their is no greater witness than that of God/ the Holy Ghost. Its more powerful than the manifestation of an angel or an angelic being, but we are all entitled as members to receive that same powerful witness, its a beautiful thing. I had a cool experience this past week with an investigator whom iv been teaching ever since I got here 6 months ago. Her name is Cecilia Bello and shes 65 years old. She has been off and on with us for a long time and shes had plural baptismal dates that have come and gone. Its really been a roller coaster for her but we just have refused letting her go for some reason. We had a lesson with her and the Senior couples in her home this past week and it was a miracle. The lesson we prepared to teach her was exactly what she needed to hear. We went in there and really listened to her, and discerned what she needed to hear and then we just really taught powerfully to those needs through our message. Something hit her that day and I saw a complete change in her countenance. We invited her to be baptized and with surety she said yes. She came to church this Sunday and she just has had like the scriptures say, "a wrought change" in her. The timing was right and the lord knew that she was ready to hear from us again and all we did was follow the spirit. I know the lord prepares his children to be ready to accept the gospel in his own time. I cant imagine what would have happened if we gave up teaching her. She was ready and the lord knew it. It was such a cool experience and I'm just too grateful to be a missionary to see moments like this happen in the work. I know she will be baptized and its the baptism that we've been waiting for. My companion and I continue to improve and grow together even though we've been together for so long. It hasn't been roses ay lol but con bro we do have some mean invetory's bro. Good constructive ones ay. Its corny but its so necessary. Things are all good here family. Been snowing hard out, but it ain't as bad as you think, everything all g. That was my week, the work is going we find and teach like crazy and are getting closer and closer to finding those who are prepared. I love you family ay, str8 up the bum you falas haha. Hope you all are still having jams still, its a beautiful things you falas. I love you guys like no other, my best friends. Man your my extra motivation to go harder and harder each week, to give a little more and more. I'm blessed to have you all, I cant imagine what it must be like for the other missionaries who don't have that. You falas have a mean as week with your sports, school, work and everything else. Dont give up!
Elder kanahlele kaka!!