Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve!!

 Aloha everybody!

Last week has been really good! Tuesday wsa transfer day, and 3 Elders left: Elders Ross, Wagner, and Doel. I kind of miss them now. I don't know the names of the new Elders that came in except for Elder Simenoa. He's Samoan I think. Our ward Christmas party was on Saturday and there was lots of people and lots of food!!!! There was about 270 people there and we brought a less active member with us too. I also played the piano for the Elders quorum skit that we did, we sang Oh come all ye faithful. All the auxillaries did skits at the party, and I think the High priests did the best! They did a dance that was so funny, especially since it was a bunch of old guys doing it too!!! Durong the party, Elder Duck saw that one of his old companions that's been home for a year now so that was pretty cool. His name was Ethan Harris. After the party, we took some of the food home and ate it yesterday for lunch. Well i'm running out of time, so I'll just say I can't wait to call home tommorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you guys have a great Christmas!!!!!!!!!
love, Ty

U.S.S.. Missouri

12th month, 12th day, 12th year, 12th hr, 12th min, and 12th sec. 

December 17th. Late post

HI guys!!!!!!!
 This week has been pretty fun. Especially with everyone getting ready for Christmas next week. Our ward Christmas party is on Saturday, so were excited for that, .
On tuesday last week, we went to Pearl Harbor to do service!! For our service we went in the U.S.S Missouri Battleship and wiped all the tables they had in there and some other things. After we finished, we went around the Battleship exploring the different areas. We got done around 1:00pm and they gave us fudge bars to thank us for helping them out. For the rest of the day I was on an exchange with Elder Mavae, because his companion, Elder Morris, was sick that day. Elder Mavae is from Tonga and he's been out for about 8 months so far. He's a really cool guy. His area covers half the Island so we were driving to different places. there'e one thing I want to share with you that happened that day that I thought was awesome. We were visiting different investigators and less active in the Tongan ward, but nobody was home, so on our way back to the car, there was a guy running after us saying "Wait! Wait!". So we stopped and he asked us if we were the Mormon missionaries, we said yes, and he said that he was an investigator and he had a baptismal date for the week before, but he had to move from Mililani to Waipahu unexpectedly. So we called the Mililani Zone leaders and they said they were tryin to find him for a while and said it was a miracle that we found him. So now the Mililani Zone leaders  will probably give their investigator to us now so we can baptize him.
On Friday  I went on another exchane with Elder Doel, he's from Utah and he's also very cool. We went to visit a lady he was going to baptize the next day. The lady had a freind over that night and we askedher to join in with the lesson. Her friend was very interested and we invited her to be baptized too. She accepted!!!. Her baptismal date is on Dec 29th!!
I've seen pretty cool stuff on exchanges so far. In our area however, we need to get the members involved in helping find people for us because our work has been a little slow last week. I think this next week will be awesome though!!!!!
I love  you guys!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Two Weeks From Christmas!

Hi everybody.
Its been a fun week! It went by so fast. last week didn't start off so well though, the chain on my new bike broke while we were riding home, so the next day I got the chain off of the old bike and put it on. it took a while to do it with with mostly broken tools. But after I fixed it, all was well. On Friday, Elder Willyerd went on an exchange with me, and he knows my area really good, so we visited lots of people and found a few unbaptized members. Our goal this month is to get 3 baptisms per companionship, and I think we can do that, all we have to do now is set a date with the unbaptized members. One of the families, the Meltons have a daughter I think that isn't baptized, and the family is active, which is kind of weird. We also did a lot of zone tracting this week. I like zone tracting because we have everyone in the zone tracting in a certain area, and we get lots of new investigators that way, usually 6-10 new ones. Church yesterday went well, we had an investigator at church that the Bishop's family invited. We will probably visit him this week. Today was a fun day. We went shopping at Walmart, and played rugby. Rugby is pretty fun but I forgot to bring my shoes this time when the grass was actually dry, all other times we've played its been wet. Oh and Shawn Fabio dropped us, so that's a bummer, but now we have some more people we can teach this week through zone tracting. I'm also learning how to use a fire knife, and I made my own out of a pvc pipe. hopefully I can be good at it by the time I come home lol! Its been a fun week and I can't believe I've almost been here a month now! I love you guys so much! 

Love Ty

Where's my leg!!

Fire Hazard but it works.

Our work area?

My first Fire Stick!

Ewa Beach

December 3rd

Hi. Glad to hear you like the pictures. Mission life isn't really what I expected. But then I didn't know what to expect. I like that I can get my own food, like frosted flakes and other yummy cereals. Yeah, I can get all the food I want lol! I had a pretty good week last week. First, I got a brand new bike!!! Now we can go places without me being worn out using the bike with one pedal or have people give us rides. Then on Friday we had zone exchange, and I spent the whole day with Elder Packer. He's a short Korean guy, but he's from Utah. He's funny and he talks kind of fast. So the whole day we drove around his area trying to visit the people he had planned for the day. We didn't have any success doing that, but we had an appointment at 6:00 pm with a guy named Nathan. Nathan is like 40 years old and has a family, but we only met with him. Elder Packer said they've been meeting with him for like 3 or 4 months, and is not really progressing a lot. He hasn't been come to church yet, because his family goes to a different one. So we  set up a return appointment, this time with his whole family, but I won't be there for that appointment. The same day, we had an appointment with Shawn, but since it was zone exchange day, I wasn't able to go. Elder Duck said that Shawn doesn't want us coming over anymore because the family there doesn't really like us. So that kind of stinks, but we'll try some more. We're starting to get to know the members more, and getting to know members is very helpful for finding investigators. Oh and the Travis Smith guy, he was my companions first Zone leader!!! 
Thanks for your prayers! I know there helping!
 Love, Ty
p.s. the moon looks the same

Our Christmas lights!

My New Bike!!
Looking towards Pearl Harbor