Monday, February 25, 2013

Feb. 25th

Aloha everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!
This week was pretty good. We have Ronel's baptism coming up on Saturday at 7pm, so we're meeting with him almost everyday now. He's really excited for his baptism. We also set another baptismal date with another investigator, Elijah Lewis. He's an unbaptized 9 year old and their family is inactvie, so we're trying hard to reactivate the family. The dad really wants to get him baptized but, we need them to come back to church also, and so far we have no luck. His baptismal date is march 16th so ew still have some time. On friday and saturday we went on exchanges, friday I went with Elder Lockwood. Elder Lockwood is a part of the first group of 18 year olds. I know I had a good day but I don't think Elder Lockwood did. He hates riding bikes, and on the bike he was riding, 2 spokes fell off of the back wheel. We did get alot of work done that day though, and Elder Lockwood could barely walk the next day because e was so sore, lol. On saturday Elder Morris came with me again, and we had a good time, the bike he was riding however, was wobbling so much, because the lack of spokes in the back wheel. the wheel has like 12 spokes left lol. But it survived the day. Saturday night we had a cake wars activity. there were like 8 unfrosted cakes and 4 people with each cake, and each of the teams were given a scripture, and we had to decorate the cake so the judges could recognize the scene or object described in the scripture. Of course me and Elder Morris participated and we were given a scripture that talks about Joseph and his coat of many colors and how his brothers were jealous of him. I think we did a pretty good job, lol. And of course I took a picture of it. Oh and I also got a haircut! Finally! I haven't gotten one since the MTC.
Well Thats it for this week. Be safe and ALOHA!!!!!!!!!
Elder Randall
My first mission haircut

Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

Feb. 19th

Aloha everybody!!!!!!
Last week was an awesome week! We set a baptizmal date with a new investigator! His name is Ronel He's 18 years old and his baptism date is march 2nd. We just met him last week on Sunday when he came to the Gospel Principles class. So we went by on Wednesday I think and we talked with him and he said he wanted to be baptized. So that is really cool, we are going to go by tomorrow to teach him, we couldn't last week because he went with family to the singles branch in Millilani for the weekend. I can't wait for him to be baptized!
Yesterday we had interviews with the President and Sister Dalton so that was fun. Sister Dalton gave us all bottles of hand sanitizer and apples, nut nobody wanted their hand sanitizer, so me and Elder Dorff took it all, lol. Today was temple day, and now I know how to get there, last time, I just slept in the car. It's cool when your driving along the coast the whole time too. It was raining on the way back so I couldn't get any cool pictures of stuff. But we were following a truck with people in the back of it and they were waving at us the whole time. I also fell off my bike last week and got a scrape on my hand, but I think I'll live, lol. Well that's all for this week, I love you guys so much! have fun and ALOHA!!!!

Elder Randall


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Feb. 11th

Aloha everybody!!
 This week has been great. I got a new companion and his name is Elder Dorff. He's from Seattle and he went to BYU Hawaii before he came out here. He can speak some Japanese and he's a computer guy  lol. Our new District Leader is Elder Kellogg and he's training an 18 year old Missionary. We had 28 new missionaries come this transfer, and our transfer we had 17 so this one was the biggest one by far. A lot of areas in the mission got whitewashed this time because of all the new missionaries. We also got a new zone leader, Elder Bowlby. He replaced Elder Kopischke who went to be a zone leader in Mililani. I also got to see all of our MTC district at the transfer meeting so that was cool, oh and Elder Deane and Elder Seaich are companions again and they're whitewashing! lol! They were mtc comps. So this week we just visited a bunch of members and introducing Elder Dorff to them. We also taught the Blanchards   this week, but Sis Blanchard is getting stressed out with a lot of people visiting her and she said to hold off for a week, so we hope that she is still doing good with her family and want to continue with the lessons. I hope all of you are having a good time!!

Elder Randall

Our Trash!

Our Pan of Fire!!

Elder Dorff

Feb. 4th 2013

Aloha everybody!!!
This week is transfer week! Elder Duck is getting transfered! That means I'm taking over my area! I don't really know how I feel about it but I guess It's meant to be. I wanted to stay with Elder Duck until he goes home. As far as missionary work, we finally got a ward mission leader! His name is Bro. Korstvedt. He's from Texas, and Elder Duck thinks he will make a awesome ward mission leader. We also met a less active family that has 3 unbaptized children, and we have been meeting with them last week. They are very nice, and we are getting all of the wards support this time. Our goal is to have their baptisms before the end of the month and I think we can easily achieve that.
Elder Randall

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Jan. 28, 2013

Aloha everybody!!!
We had a great baptism on Saturday! A lot of primary kids showed up! Nana wanted me to give the talk on baptism and Elder Kopischke to do the ordinance of baptism. She wanted Elder Kopischke to do it because Nana and her older sister Reva first met Elder Kopischke a year ago. Ewa Beach 1st was Elder Kopischke's first area. While he was there he baptized Reva. Now he's back as a zone leader. I thought that was pretty cool. The baptism was a great experience for me. I got to learn how to set it up too.
We're also starting to go out with the Bishop more often, he really helps us a lot!!
Especially since he has a car, work moves a lot faster.
On Tuesday we did some fire knifing. It was really cool at night. Now that I've tried it, I want to get better at it and do some of the tricks the other Elders did. Then when I come home I can show you guys!!! If I practice a lot I could be super good by the time I come home lol!

I love you guys alot!!
Elder Randall