Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Another Week in Kaneohe

Again a super fast week goes by and nothing too new. I didn't get to email yesterday so today's my day. We are starting to build our teaching pool but we still aren't catching any real appointments. We did go back for a lesson with the crazy lady who smacked me in the face. It started out well but she wasn't too thrilled about the Book of Mormon. She really likes the Bible. I think she has some kind of memory loss stuff because we answered the same question like fifty times.

I got to learn a little bit about chickens from one of our investigators and to throw some rotten eggs into the jungle. They made a super loud pop when they hit the ground.

I'm sad to report that I will be leaving Kaneohe already. I only got to be here for one transfer which really stinks because the ward is great and I was just getting to know the area but I guess the Lord needs me elsewhere. I'm not sure where I'm going yet or who my new companion is but I will find out on Wednesday at transfer meeting.

I'll keep you posted on where I end up next and any thing else that happens that's cool.

Love you all!!
Elder Matua

/With Elder Uaisele - Kaneohe

With Elder Langi aboard USS Missouri doing service

Me and Elder Langi chillin aboard USS Missouri

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Will fish for food?

This is not what we had in mind when the Lord called him to be a 'fisher of men'.
Elder Kingston Matua - Kaneohe Bay (?)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Smacked in the face & chased with a hose

Well we had another super fun week of cancelled appointments and choke tracting! Hurrah for a small pool of investigators. Even with all the disappointment it was still a good week.

While tracting, my companion was being VERY persistent with a man that REALLY didn't want to talk to us. I could feel it so I took a couple of steps back and when my companion asked if there was anything we could help him with he said, "yes, you can start running!" while reaching for his hose! Fun times!

Then we ran into the little old lady who was hard core Seventh Day Adventist and said she would love to hear what we have to say about the bible, while she was doing so she was dual hand patting my cheeks pretty hard. I had no clue what to do.

You have some fun experiences when tracting. We just got a new chunk of the marine base to cover so we have some cool new families coming into the ward, and choke less-actives.

I will send some new pics next week I haven't had the chance to update my drive with new pics yet.

Elder Matua

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kaneohe Blues

It was a slow week with appointments falling through left and right. The investigator list is still pretty empty. We were able to get one last lesson last night with a young man named Joey and his family. The lesson was all over the place but the spirit was there and the family is pretty solid. Joey really wants to help with the sacrament and be a part of the young men. So now we are just working on getting his family to come along too.

We did have a good return appointment with a family that we tracted into. They invited us back and fed us dinner. The wife was the only one that stayed around to listen but it was still good. She really wants to get involved with family history so that is a good start.

It rained non stop for the past 4 or 5 days but now it is drying up. A ward in another part of our zone just got dissolved so we are struggling here with member attendance - lots of in-actives. I hope that changes.

I'm doing good, lovin the work, stayin strong.

Elder Matua

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Aloha from Kaneohe

Aloha family and friends!!

I have been getting a lot of complaints about short vague emails. Sorry about that. Usually by the time Monday comes around I forget almost everything that happened throughout the week. I will try to do better.

We have been having to drop a lot of our investigators because they are not progressing which really stinks. The area is struggling right now. We are doing a lot of tracting and finding some success but everyone that we have made appointments with cancels for one reason or another. I guess that is missionary work. We keep trying. We did get to meet a really nice Samoan family who agreed to have us come back and they said they'd make us dinner!! Yay!

On Saturday I went on an exchange with Elder Uaisele. I had a great time and learned a lot. We have been living with him and Elder Wahlberg while they finish some remodeling our place. My comp is black dotted so I am still stuck driving..

My ward is great they take really good care of us and help us out a lot. I miss the Big Island though. We get choke rain in Kaneohe but I like it. My shoes get really muddy and my planner is warped.  

I'll try and remember to write down stories and bring them with me to email. Oh we did make a homeless friend at the bus stop by our house. He always comes and prays for us.

Love you all!
Elder Kingston Matua