Monday, June 17, 2013

Honolulu Airport - Ash Flying to Utah
Kia ora family! Man good to hear from you all again. Dad I just wanted to wish you a late fathers day bro! I love you dad, you really are the best dad ay, in every way bro. Your my best friend dad, thanks for everything you do for us kids ay bro, you deserve the best dad cuz you've earned it in every way. Through out the course of my mission I have realized how much I have learned from you dad, your example, and Iv tried to be that for my companions and the people I serve, your the man dad. I wanna be a father like you to my kids when I become one and I feel like I have a good model to follow after ay. Thanks for loving our mum and treating her like a queen, cuz she is one.
Its awesome to see that everyone is growing up but also growing up on the right track, with the right vision and taking steps in the right direction. It does feel like we are going off on our own ay but really we are getting closer to living with each other eternally in the life to come, I cant wait for that ay, how awesome will that be. I cant imagine what it must have been like for heavenly father to send his only begotten son Jesus Christ to this mortal world knowing what lied his future. Man we make some sacrifices here in this life ay but my mission has really taught and showed me how rewarding our father in heaven is. He will always bless us with more than we had to sacrifice, fill and exceed the gaps in our lives with blessings, Iv seen and gained a testimony of this here in my life as a missionary.
Anyway family, I had a beautiful week. We had a huge mission conference cuz our mission president and his wife are leaving this month. Pretty sad to see them leave ay. But it was cool cuz we had Dallin H Oaks and 4 other apostles of the seventy there. It was amazing to have so many general authorities there ay, the spirit was obviously present. The coolest thing Is I got to do a musical item them. Me and that other elder who sung on my I-pod, and two other sisters accompanied us on the piano and violin. The song is called "Savior redeemer of my soul" but it was three mean ay. We did really good together, and the apostles came up to us and thanked us afterwards, it was sweet as ay. With that though I had a really good week. I learned a lot, and have plans to do more, and to be better. Me and my companion are going really good ay. I really am trying to be my best, and have learned more fully how to sacrifice my weaknesses to the lord and humble myself before him. The mission is the best place to teach someone how to re-focus or their attention and efforts from inward to outward. You learn how to forget about yourself and you learn to love everyone around you, you really are just given a chance to really learn who Christ is and what he did, its just amazing. This week we found heaps of new people, and had heaps of good lessons which some accepted to be baptized. We are starting to have more work to do and along with that we are starting a English class for our Hispanics, its called "Daily Dose" so we are doing some good work here. The summer is kicking in for sure ay,but I have high hopes always that the lord will continue to bless us with recognizing what he wants us to do to move his work forward most effectively. This is me family, I'm moving and doing what the lord wants me to. I'm loving my time and am proud to be a representative of Jesus Christ at this time in the last dispensation, of the last days. Its our time to shine you falas, the lord needs us right now!
Elder Kanahele
p.s tell grams I love her and think about her. love you guys ay, have another good week!! lets do this!! doitz!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Catalino Ramirez - One of George's investigators
Kia ora family! man summers crazy ay, everyone all over the place!!! sweet deal you falas. Man mum and dad you must be dieing ay? fa Thanks for supporting all of us in our endeavors and activities, its stuff I see everyday with families, things they don't have at all which I did have completely and it just makes me so grateful everyday for the life we have had in our family. For that reason I have been able to serve my mission fully focused and not worried at all of what is happening at home, Its a awesome feeling for me. That's so tight that Lia and Con saw Hauoli, man that guy ay, still look like a caveman? lol can you guys some how get his email for me. Anyways though sounds like every one's having a good productive summer ay. Fa ash bro good luck up their bro, tear it up g, don't be scared, cuz there's gonna be black guys talking crap hard. you just gotta shut them down bro and they'll drop their huevos. And Lia Im so happy you had a good time up in Utah, thanks for you letters and pics, you looking pretty as Lia, growing up hard, and I can tell you have grown so much just reading your letters, im so proud of you Lia. Con bro good luck up in Ohio g making the greens lol, that's crack up that Koal is going to, just grind eachadas nuts den lol. Have a good trip bro, and wheres yours letter bro? fa that's pretty messed up, lol na jokes bro, algud ay.
Thats mean that you guys are working out mum and dad, I show our family pics to all my investigators and members and they always ask if you guys are my brother and sister, so keep looking good ay.
As for me I had a really good week. Its been really slow ay lately but this week really just boosted me. We found a few new people who are awesome and prepared. I just realized how powerful the spirit is and what it can do to people. We taught a guy named Luis Hernandez and hes hard out catholic. He set his boundaries with us and told us that he wasn't changing religions or anything and that he was happy and set in his ways. We continued on teaching the restoration and it just illuminated his whole countenance. His whole mind changed and he started to get emotional. We invited him to be baptized Right there and he said "well I have to now, if the authority is back on the earth" it was so cool to see ay family. The spirit completely changed this guy just in one sitting. He said he was really confused because hes believed so much in the things that he has been taught but he said i will read and pray to know for sure. I gained a string testimony that day that the spirit can change anyone, its gods literal power and so with it in our lives we can accomplish great things. It was a really cool simple experience but my testimony has was strengthened by it. But ye family Im good as ay, learning and growing everyday. The other day I was 188 and today I was 180. The summer sun is hot as heck and im gonna be anorexic by the time its done. I'm eating like a dog too, tacos, greasy foods and Mexican everything. I have one more cool experience, the other day our investigator Catalino Ramirez called us up and asked if we could help him find a suite he could wear to church so he could look better in the lords house. It was cool as, so we went out on P-day and found a nice suite, white shirt, tie, shoes socks and the whole deal, and yesterday at church he just looked awesome, ill send you a pic. Anyway though family that's me ay just trying to go strong for the lord even in the slow times. I'm expecting miracles to happen this summer.
Elder kanahele kaka!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kia ora kaka doodoo family!! haha fa mean as pics. Guys looking sexy az ay, I better step my game up lol. Awesome as letters though everyone, thanks! So cool mum all the things you've been able to take out of your school experiences, its just proof that the gospel can be shared, and we are in control of making those missionary opportunities present. I love that ay cuz a lot of members Iv met on my mission always express that its hard to share the gospel cuz a lot of the times the opportunity to do so doesn't come, but we have to make those opportunities ourselves. Awesome example mum. Thanks for showing me Lias text, I had a little cry just reading it. I'm so proud of you Lia, you have grown so much are a beautiful girl, in and out. Thanks for your awesome example, I'm happy you are having these kinds of experiences that have strengthened your testimony. Keep it up Lia. Ash bro, red and white bro, how's it look uce? hope you destroying guys bro, let me know how it went aight. Con g fa crack up as bro, sounds like you got yourself a mean deal out there bro, good luck with that bro. Your pics are just outstanding ay bro, your body looks too mean, and your surfing skills too bro, good on you bro. If your out this side bro, hit me up bro, ill take you to an appointment with us lol. Anyway though family my mission is mean ay. Had a crack up week. Its been slow as lately ay, ill be honest lol we been working real hard though. Its been hot as, so iv been getting my sweat on hard. Just starting to finally get use to the buses n this area and how to use them. Our areas kind of spread out along with our investigators so a lot of planning is required with the timing of the buses, to areas and being able to be at each place on time. Its crack up cuz if you miss the buss you have to wait for ages. So that's been us, just trying to think smarter wit hour resources. We had a mean district meeting this week. the topic was "the role of the holy ghost in conversion" and so right now we have 4 converts in our district and I got each of them to stand up and share their conversion experiences. It was the meanest things cuz our district got to see what its like for the investigators who are making huge changes in their lives and it was just a cool as spiritual meeting. My companion is the shyest dude ever ay. He's scared to talk in any situation so iv been really trying to help him with that, cuz he has a huge testimony that he doesn't really let shine as much as it should. We've had huge improvement though and things are sweet, were good friends so it helps a lot in our companionship unity. Ill tell you a crack up as story ay. So last week for P-day I got mad as at my comp cuz he was just being a cocky as dude to me ay so I went over to were he was sitting and smashed his head up against the well and was holding him like I was going to beat him up. lol fa I just lost myself ay for the first time in my whole mission. I felt  terrible as after and did a lot of repenting. Everything's sweet now hahah but man Jake the music ay man thought I was perfect lol but I guess Im human ay lol the pride cycle. Anyways though family. Right now were just working with a lot of families and trying to get them moving in their conversion process. Small steps right now, getting people to overcome obstacles, bad habits, temptations, you name it. And its just a reminder everyday of the reality of the atonement, its changes peoples lives and being a witness of that strengthens my own. I love it family. That's me though. Love you guys, love you dad bro, miss you too ay. Hope you guys still singing hard out together, things Ill never forget, love you bro, love you family!

Elder kanahele kaka!!