Monday, March 3, 2014

Aloha wau 'ia 'oe!

Aloha wau 'ia 'oe!

I actually asked a person who speaks Hawaiian how to say I love you. Sooooooo I think this is the way to say it.... haha

Well this week has been filled with lots of meetings. We had a zone meeting on Tuesday. It took place of the district meeting, so I didn't have to prepare a training, though I did have to blindfold myself and crawl under a long line of chairs.... we all had to do something "embarrassing." Also there, I had to act like a monkey. Fun stuff, though I don't really remember what the training was about.... hmmmm I guess that would be good.... oops

Friday we had a zone conference. We met with the Elders and Sisters from the Kona stake/zone over in Waimea which is about an hour and a half away. President Warner had a lot of stress placed on earning the member's trust. He wants us to have the trust of members so that they can have faith that we will treat their referrals and their friends well. He talked about his experience being a stake president, and how some missionaries he would never dream of giving them the names of some of his close friends, but some he would trust with anything. He talked about how any small little thing the members notice. And they take note of every step out of line. He says that he gets calls from members constantly telling him about missionaries who did this and that. Most of these instances are just misunderstanding the situation, but the members don't know. They don't know what the real circumstances are and why something had to be done a certain way. So we have to be extra careful about everything we do.

The APs trained us on how to have not just a great day, but a perfect day. All in all the day was great. we learned so much and got motivated to do better. Our lunch consisted of rice, cole slaw, and chile. I feel like I don't really like chile (is that spelled right?) but I eat it anyways. This one wasn't that bad though. Then they had root beer floats for a little dessert. So I did have a little soda. Not very often though. We started driving home around 4:30 or so. Stopped by a place called Tex. They have really good malasadas. Got home right in time to have dinner dropped off for us (around 6:30). Went and visited a family after that.

Ooh by the way, I want to send home a package with assorted goodies that members in our ward make. Like Guava jam, honey, Balsamic vinegar, and maybe lilikoi butter if I can get some.  Be on the lookout.

Then this weekend was our stake conference. We had Elder Garns of one of the quorums of the 70 preside. A big topic of discussion was missionary work, and that the members need to be more involved. We had a great spiritual feeding.

We had dinner yesterday night at one of the families in the ward's home. They met this couple that morning from Washington, visiting for the week, and had them over for dinner too. We had German apple pancakes and sausage and eggs. A very good dinner.

Well not many of our investigators are really progressing still. Hopefully the members will be more willing to have these missionary experiences. and be bold in inviting their friends over to learn more. There's lot of ideas that members are throwing around. Hopefully we can implement them all.

Well Love you lots hope life is going great!

Elder Nitta

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