Friday, November 30, 2012

First Full Week in Hawaii

Hi everybody! Our P Day was switched to today because we went to the temple today. We had a good time over at the temple. I took lots of pictures for you guys. On the way back home there were lots of cool sights of mountains and the ocean. 
          Yesterday we taught our first investigator! Her name is Shawn and she wants to be baptized, but she needs to stop smoking first, and she's trying to accomplish that. For Thanksgiving we went to the Williams house and we had lots of food! Lots of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole stuff, and for desert we had heavenly hash, I don't really know what it is but it was very good! We still haven't tried any different foods, because our ward is a military ward, so we don't have very many polynesian people in our ward, but our dinner calendar is full and I look forward to seeing all the members.
      We still have no bikes to use, so unless we can get rides, we have to walk, and walking is very time consuming especially when our apartment is an hour walk outside of our area. Sometime this week though, I'll get a new bike!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Elder Tyler Jason Randall
1500 S. Beretania St. Ste 416
Honolulu, HI 96826

This is my address to use while I'm on my mission.

Well, Hawaii is awesome! When we got to the Pres. house we had dinner, and we opened our envelopes that had our first area and companion. My first area is Ewa Beach 1st ward. (pronounced Eva). The zone/stake is called Waipahu.(pronounced Why pa who) My new companions name is Elder Duck. Ewa beach is a biking area but our bikes are broken right now so today we are going to go to walmart and get all the stuff we need. The weather in Hawaii right now is awesome! It stays a constant temp all day and night about 75deg. and always a cool breeze. Its like Alabama but always same temp all day, not hot or cold. My companion Elder Duck is into computers almost exactly like me. We were also whitewashed into our area, so the first week we didn't do much because we were getting lost alot and trying to figure out our area. Now we are pretty comfortable with the first half of our area the red, blue, and yellow. Our ward building is really different than what I'm used to but I think it's really cool. You walk in and you can see the sky, I sent pics so you can see what im talking about. Im having lots of fun getting to know my zone. 2 elders in our MTC district are in our zone, Elders Morris and Deane. I should of took more pictures but I forgot to bring my camera alot to places. Our apartment is kind of small, and also the Elders before left it really messy, so we have lots to clean up in there. I am looking forward to this week because our dinner calendar is almost full. We only got to eat at members homes twice last week, and I like getting to know the members. I hope you guys are having fun too!

Love Ty

Elder Duck!

Layout of first area 

Monday, November 12, 2012

More MTC pics

I finally know how spider man feels!


Magical scripture case!

Nov. 10,

It snowed yesterday!!! There's like 6 or 7 inches of snow right now!! We had lots of fun in the snow today. the mountains looked so cool this morning! I'm having fun in the MTC, but i also can't wait to leave for Hawaii!! We've had a great time in our classes and Bro. Bacon and Bro Roberts are great teachers. In the classes we just learn about how to best teach investigators, we learn how to personalize with them, how to begin teaching, personalize the lesson, and how we can be led by the Spirit,most importantly. Me and Elder Miller are really good at teaching all the "investigators" we have. It's weird because you know i don't talk alot, but when I teach with the Spirit, I always know what to say, I had a few awesome experiences with that. When i bore my testimony about the Atonement one time, I remember I very distinctly felt the Spirit as a burning in my chest. That was probably my best experience I had so far at the MTC. i also made sure I wrote that experience in my journal so I wouldn't forget it. I don't think i'll miss the food at the MTC, but i'll miss all the drinks you can get, soda, juice, chocolate milk, oh and the donuts. The gym time we have every day is always so fun, we always play volleyball. On wednesday,  a guy spiked the ball super hard, and it hit my stomach and knocked me on the floor, everyone including me was laughing, it always a blast at the gym. Oh and someone ransacked  our room yesterday, but we fixed it, lol. I put my magnets in my scriptures and now I can stick my scriptures on anything metal and it will stick there, its pretty cool. We also have an Elder in our zone that came from Hawaii, his name is Elder Kala. he's pretty cool. We tried to get him to speak pidgen, but he said it's hard and he can only do it with other people that can speak it, so I haven't gotten to hear any pidgen yet. It's awesome here and my knowledge and testimony have grown so much. Can't wait for Hawaii!!!!!!!!!!!


MTC P-Day Oct. 26th 2012

everything is going well, I didnt have any of the cinnamon rolls yet, but I was totally surprised by the package, everyone in my district is jealous now. I had ranch dressing with some salad, does that count? lol. Im writing in my journal I only missed one day but I caught back up in my journal. I'm trying to not pick my fingers but I still do. tehe.

The pic with all the missionaries is our district, or the Hawaiian Elders, since all of us are going to Hawaii. The guy standing next to me is my companion and also our District Leader. His name is Elder Miller, he's from Mesa, AZ, which I thought was cool.
left to right; Elder Seaich, Deane, Wilson, Morris, guy not from our district dont know his name, Miller, Cutler, Miller, me. Yes there are 2 Elder Millers. missing Elder Holt and Morgan