Monday, November 16, 2015

Update November 16, 2015: Baptisms are Awesome!

Week 89

Aloha Everyone! 

This has been a great week! The weather has continued to be perfect. I don’t know how I’m going to go home in the winter time… we have had a very busy week as it was our first full week covering both wards.

                Monday- We shipped the Corolla to Maui which means we are officially the only missionaries on the island for at least 5 or 6 months. Then we emailed all of you before an awesome lunch out east end with the Murray’s. She’s such a sweet heart! We then had an awesome Lesson with Hua and Eke. They are getting Baptized on Saturday so we got everything set for the Interview on Thursday and then the baptism!

                Tuesday- we helped the community on their project. They are building a pavilion at one of the beach parks that will also have a full kitchen and bathrooms. All of the labor is on volunteer basis so it was a good opportunity for us to serve in the community. We pours concrete and laid block.

                Wednesday- we had service around the house and up at Wade’s mom’s house in the morning and they told us their conversion story which is the best I’ve heard yet! You will have to ask me about it sometime! We then spent the rest of the day up in Hoolehua making visits.

                Thursday- Elder Vaenuku and Warnick flew in from Maui to do the Baptismal interview an elder who didn’t teach them has to do the interview so since we are the only two they had to fly in. most of the day we helped a retired couple wash their windows then had the Interview that afternoon. It was nuts since we only have one truck we were trying to be in 3 places at once. It was nuts but we got everything done! Drove about 100 miles though back and forth!

                Friday- morning President and Sister Warner flew in for interviews and they were catching the next plane back to Oahu so we didn’t even leave the airport! We just took turn in the truck while the other one of us sat with sister warner and talked with her. Fastest interviews ever! In my interview President told me I would return to Oahu for my last 2 weeks. That made the reality of going home even more real. I have 4 weeks left on Molokai then 2 weeks and pau… it goes so fast….

                Saturday- we went hunting early with a couple of guys from Hoolehua ward. They are planning a deer cook-off next week for the ward so we had to get the meat! We had to leave early to prepare for the baptism but they ended up getting 13! One buck, a few spikes, but mostly does. Plenty meat! The Baptism went super well and it was awesome to have their family there! I love seeing the Spirit touch people and see the joy that comes into their lives. We then cleaned yard and got the house ready for Wade to come home! Rusty has been in the MTC for 5 days now!

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Before! (Dad, david, Hua, Eke, Me, Mom, Elder Southwick)

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After! I Love these guys!

                Sunday- was really good Hua and Eke were confirmed and we went to both wards. We then had a great dinner with Bishop Hao and his wife and a great discussion about how the world is changing. Wade got home last night so it’s not as quite anymore! We have someone to talk to again!

                Well that’s about it for this week. Hope all is well!
Elder Shoaf

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