Monday, March 25, 2013

hey family!! To start off, I just wanna wish you a happy birthday ma brotha ash!! your the man G, i love you uce, proud as heck to be your brother. You have exactly a year until you turn 18 bro and can go on a mission!! dang that is just crazy bro, it feels like it was just yesterday I was home and making you falas cry lol haha sorry bout that bro! now your a big boy ay going to prom oiyshole! mean bro, well see if you can take me on when I get home!! haha love you ash ay bro have a mean day, if I had some money id hook you up but I ain't got crap! Mint as prom suit bro, looking sexy as the mother! good on you ash bro. Your date looked real good to bro, mean! that was fun ay? you get a kiss bro? haha shot g. Anyway family!! good to hear from you falas again. I had a mean as week ay. This week we just seen miracles with the Spanish work. We are finding and teaching families like its no body's business. We had a less active come back to church and their daughter got baptized that same week. It was crazy cuz we had like 3 days to put together their program, talks and the ordinance which the dad has never performed. We had a crazy day yesterday at the baptism cuz no one showed up to do their parts haha so we had to fill in all the gaps it was crack up. The mission definitely stretches you ay lol doing uncomfortable things has just become the norm for me at this point lol. But was a awesome week ay family. I got to go on exchanges with elders in my district who both have 2 months left on their mission but are a bit trunky. I was able to be with them for 2 days and the result was a rekindle for them of how precious our time is as a missionary and that miracles will happen till the very last day, minute and second on our missions and that the lord has planned to use every piece of this time. My time is precious to me ay family, really precious, and I was able to help them see that for their own missions and the small time they have left to perform great things. Our Spanish work here has shot up like crazy and we have been teaching, finding and preparing a lot of people. Iv gained a testimony of d&c 4. the field is white and its ready to harvest. It isnt an easy harvest and iv experienced that, but it doesn't matter where you are serving the message remains the same and the lord will hasten his children to hearing our message. Iv seen it from the beginning till now how the lord prepares every needful thing for both the missionaries and the hearer and I love it ay. Its not an impossible work, but there's nothing that Iv ever received so much satisfaction from. I love my misson family, the lord blesses me everyday with clearer eyes in seeing how precious our message is and its helped me see more clearly my purpose and how I can be the lords hands for the people here in Wisconsin. That's me family, just doing work, and living the dream of being a missionary, its a good life. I love you guys, have a good week!!
p.s dad bro Im str8 up good ay, watches are good enough! thanks!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kia ora falas!!
mean as letters. I don't have a lot of time to write. But Ill start by saying my week has been crazy!! So Im now serving in Janesville In an English area but we just opened up a Spanish area and I'm training a new missionary now who was called to speak English but just this month was changed to speak Spanish. Its been crazy getting moved all over the place but you know me ay just going with the flow, aint no thing to me lol. A lot of good opportunities opening up all over the mission and my president is just tossing me like its no body's business haha. But so this past p-day after we had sports my pres calls me up and says "go home your leaving Milwaukee in an hour" str8 up had to leave my boys. Its been an awesome week though ay family. The very next day was district meeting so I was put on the spot to give this meeting to a whole bunch of other missionaries iv never met and was able to put to the test all the things Iv learned and it was an awesome experience for me and being able to step to the plate when the lord needs me. My new companion is from Nashville tennacy, elder Jonathan liferth. The most diligent, and knowledgeable guy iv ever met. We had a week of miracles. He is new to the area, I'm new, and the only Spanish he knows is the Spanish I teach him each day. However hes positive as heck, humble and open to the spirit and we've seen miracles. Our first week we found two families and have 5 people preparing for baptism. Things are just going so well here and wherever I'm at,the lord has had a purpose for me. I had some really spiritual experiences this week with watching and learning from my companion. We have a lot of work to do here and building up a branch for the Hispanics. Theres like 20% of them that make up a portion of the population here so we are trying to be as tactic as possible with finding them. The snow is still coming hard so no change their lol. But yea I got my suite hemmed for free from a member in the branch in Milwaukee and wore it yesterday, I looked sexy as, cant believe I'm a missionary right now haha na. But anyway family, Im doing really good. Ash sole your suit looks prime rib dog. Shole you is growing up ah!!  mean bro, who you going wit dog? have fun uce, I love you ash. Con sole gues wut?? sole im serving wit elder brunsvik right now!! hes actually sitting right next to me in the library, that girl is his sister oiyoiy small world ah! that's crack up though bro. Mum and dad that's crazy 23 years ay?? oiy thats so awesome man. We have an amazing family ay. My comp told me this morning that as missionaries we give up our families for 2 years so that other families can live for eternity. Its such a special calling to be here and I really do cherish it everyday. I cant explain how much of a miracle my mission has been for me but I can see Gods plan so clearly and I see the blessings everyday from it in my personal life. I love you falas ay. mum girl keep going hard!! remember "if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you" "the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory" smash it up the gutz mum, you got this.. lol na but love you all falas, love you so much lia. have a mean week!!
elder kanahele

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy belated birthday lia!! i love you girl! hope you had a good birthday ya, you've been such an awesome sister to me and I'm so grateful for all that you continue to do for me while I'm out here serving the lord. It means so much to me, beautiful lia. And ash ma man, so proud of you and your sports bro, hope you had fun out there playing at that level, you da man. Your b-day coming up to ay bro, mean! have a good one bro, the older you get, the more responsible you become and the closer you get to your mission ay bro. dang that's crazy bro, hows your prep coming bro? reading the book of Mormon? get on that bro. Anyways though family, so good to hear that you guys are just always doing good and always busy and its the same here on my end. just a quick one before I forget. You falas don't worry bout the boots, cuz winters pretty much coming to an end. That's crack up bout the shave ice lol dumb buggers. Anyway though my letter will be fast today. The library here don't offer us much time on the computers so sorry if my letters dumb. My week was a awesome one ay. Iv been training 2 elders this week, the new elder is from Guatemala. We had a awesome week ay. The Weather has been crazy but the work has still been crazy busy. The miracle of the week was with a family that we been teaching. They are from puerto Rico but their house is pretty much like a zoo. 100 people live there and they have kids running around like crazy. We had planned a full on lesson for them but it was impossible to teach with all the distractions. I had to tell everyone several times to turn off the tvs, music, shut the doors and dang it was just difficult to feel the spirit ay. I got the meanest prompting to just stand up and str8 King Benjamin everyone ay lol. So I did! I stood up and just with a loud voice got every ones attention. They just looked at me and shut their mouths. I bore my testimony to them all and told them they needed desperately our message, that what we had to share was the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and that the message and teachings through living them was our only way back to God. The spirit hit them hard ay cuz the house was in complete silence in an instant. We taught them the message of the restoration and the spirit was powerful in there. My 2 companions were just blown away and after that lesson you could just see there excitement in moving the work forward. Its been humbling for me to be with them and learning how to be humble again and always so open to learn. Iv learn a great deal from all my companions and have taken so many strengths from them that continue to build my character and my testimony. I love the experience and the work itself. I love you guys too family. I'm always so happy and satisfied to know that you guys are blessed and receiving the blessings of the gospel. I didn't get cons letter but all g. Love you guys and I pray you guys continue to have good and improving weeks. We must be changing and improving everyday. Have a mean week you falas and know that I'm going hard always and trying to improve and sacrifice more for the lord everyday.

 Elder kanahele

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kia ora family!! Had a awesome second week here in Milwaukee. Its a huge city and its been the biggest crack up trying to remember streets and their names. We are lost half the time but finding our way around better each day. The bus systems are crazy man, well be walking fast as heck to a bus stop and well see the bus coming from a far. My 2nd wind will kick in and we just start sprinting to make the busses before they pass by its the most crack up thing. We do this all day long just to get from point A to point B. At the same time the snow has been coming down hard and its been cold as the mother. With all of these things its been the greatest week of my mission. Even though it was freezing and windy we worked our butts off and were lead to heaps of people. My leaders had to ask us how we had so many lessons and found so many new investigators, I told them we are just out when were supposed to be and working and were obedient. The spirit realy is felt all day and the promise that the lord will give you in the moment what ye shall say has been fulfilled so many times and I have a testimony first hand of obededience and that with the spirit miracles will happen for you in the mission field no matter who you are or where your serving. its been such a awesome week. My companion and I get along real well I love him and its been a pleasure for me to share with him all things that Iv learned up to this point in my mission. I took your advice con and have really treated him as if he were really my own brother which he is and I really find myself being and leading with more Christlike love and really just the desire to offer him everything I know and cherish. Its been awesome. We were out tracting this week and tracted into a home that was at the time having a family gathering. We got in and taught this whole household of people the restored gospel and had a powerful lesson. I have become so passionate and have developed unconditional love for the savior and his work that I truly am willing to do anything to bring this message to his other children even if it means stepping way out of my comfort zone and doing the hard things. We recieved 15 new investigators from this lesson and they felt the spirit so strong it was truly the highlight of my week. The work has been awesome and our progress is moving rapidly upon our efforts to work. iv been spending heaps of money since iv been here especially with the huge increase of missionaries this month we were pretty much just left to die in our apartment. I had to use heaps of money and I bought myself a new suit aswell lol cuz my other grey one does not fit me at all. Sorry you falas im probly running you dry ay lol. I love you guys though so much and iv grown closer with you all being so far away its crazy. Im so happy we all have a special love for each other and are so strong in the gospel, its what allows me to bear such a powerful testimony of how the gospel blesses families, because I know that it does cuz it has, and we contiunue to be blessed as we remain faithful to our covenants and obligations to follow and be, even as Jesus was perfect. Ash bro thanks for writing me g, it means a lot to me ay bro. Tearing it up out there bro, im so proud of you. Lia you to girl, your guys testimonies have grown so much, Im a proud brother. I love you falas, thanks for your support, your love and guidance. Iv never been more happy, im enjoying the blessings of the spirit here and im continually moving foward in my growing desire to serve more effectively everyday. Have a mean week you falas.
Elder kanahele