Aloha All :)
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you fathers and father-figures :) thank you for all you do. Remember to honor that calling, "father"... just as we should honor our Father in Heaven <3
this week was AMAZING!! We were able to have another mini missionary with us, Sister Suda! She and her little brother are awaiting their calls! They also have two older sisters that are currently serving! Yes, FOUR SUDA KIDS will be out serving soon :) so cool. And guess who makes it possible? Their ward! They all come together to support the missionary fund. It truly is incredible.
Well we also had exchanges this week, and Sister Ranck from Salt Lake City, Utah joined me and Sister Suda in Aliamanu Ward. We had a lot of fun, and they taught me some great uke songs. We invited two people to be baptized that day and they both said yes!! -- Junior is one of those people. He is a 12 year old Hawaiian kid that lives near a lot of our members! One day he came running up to us and exclaimed "Youre the missionaries!!" I said yes and we began talking. He knew us just from passing, but he said he always wanted to learn more. We gave him a BOM and he began reading it immediately :) he told us his birthday was coming up on the 19 and after S. Smith and I left, I told her "I really hope we see him on his birthday" and GOD ANSWERED MY WISH! The day of exchanges, we were going to visit someone i'd never met, in a complete different area than where Junior lives.. This kid went running behind the house and I called out "Junior!?!" He skidded to a stop and sprinted over to us. IT WAS HIS BIRTHDAY :) we were able to talk about the BOM, the Restoration of the Gospel, among other things. We invited him to be baptized and he said yes! His family is amazing and they have so much faith. It'll be really cool to see where this all goes :)
This morning we went to the LAIE TEMPLE! (BTW Dad, I know how to say Laie now wakaka (that's LOL in Chukese.. yes, that's a real language)) anyhow.. it was absolutely beautiful and I had a wonderful experience inside the temple. We also had one of our members, Hailey, come up with an investigator, Jennifer, to meet us afterwards! We went through the Visitor's Center and we had lunch at a local burger place it was spectacular, very ohno (Hawaiian for good).
We've seen many miracles this week and S. Smith and I are having a blast here in the Aliamanu Ward! Transfers are next week, we're crossing our fingers to stay here together..
I love you all and am so grateful for the love, prayers, support, and all of your testimonies <3 Mahalo Nui Loa and Much Aloha