Sunday Afternoon we went with Elder & Sister Robbins to go see the Dolphins - it was such a beautiful setting. It was wonderful to watch these amazing creatures!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Last Saturday, July 24th, we spend the day with President & Sister Dalton (center) and the Robbins touring Pearl Harbor. We got to see sights that most tourists don't get to see such as the machine gun bullet holes along a runway airstrip where a Japanese was flying behind a truck with two service men driving. They looked in their rearview mirror to see the plane coming behind them and both baled out; both survived.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Please don't turn me into government security; but on our visit to Pearl Harbor we all took pictures of this surveillance station, and immediately security surrounded us and called the police. When the police arrived they made us delete our pictures - BUT this one got through!! Oh well . . . I wouldn't know who to sell it to anyhow!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
This little clip is known as the Book of Mormon HAKA. HAKA is a dance that the Pacific Islanders would do just before a battle. These missionaries adapted the dance to using the Book of Mormon. The words are:
Take the Book from your Back
Slap the Book on your Chest
Read the Book, Read the Book
We've got the Gospel
No matter what they say
You walk in the water with me.
I understand that there is a recording somewhere with President Peterson doing the HAKA with our Elders - I'll try to locate!
On Youtube you can find some great recordings of the HAKA at Sports Events - pretty intense.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This is Transfer Day with missionaries coming in from the different islands to be reassigned to new companions. There are 3 groups of missionaries assembled here: 1) Newly Arrived 2) Those going home or "dyers" and 3) everyone else to be reassigned. There are about 80 missionaries involved in the process and it's quite a sight!
President Peterson among his adorning missionaries! They really do love him. It will be hard to have him return home in 2 weeks. One of my favorite Elders' is Elder Watanawaworakula from Thailand (on the right end in blue tie). He has invited Lee and me to come to Thailand and he'll see that we ride an elephant!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Lee and I get to attend a Zone Conference of our choosing every 6 weeks. This one was held in Laie where the temple is located (as well as BYU Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center). Here we are with our Mission President, President Stephen Peterson and his darling wife Sister Cathy Peterson. They really are remarkable people and we hate to see them go home in July. It was been an honor to get to know them!
For Memorial Day we participated with the Hawaii Floating Lantern program where you can make a "Boat" and place a candle inside that is lit, and then set a float on the ocean. I dedicated my Boat to Mom!! Boy do I miss her! This picture show my Note to Mom on my boat dedicated to her memory! I have posted on my facebook a Youtube clip that really shows how beautiful this sight was.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
We rarely see our Mission President, President Peterson. Literally he "flies" in and out and is gone - like a whirlwind. So I took the opportunity to walk into his office and as I take his picture ask him if it's o.k., snap and "Thank You President". We have never seen a man who is always on the run and I mean ALWAYS!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Hey Mark! I wanted you to see this darling missionary, Elder Blucker from New Caledonia, wearing one of your beautiful ties. He was so excited. I said to him - "The tie matches your beautiful dark eyes!" and he said: "And my dark skin!" He is just darling and his native tongue is French so he is going to teach French lessons in hopes of trying to find investigators!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Standing next to the Elders (Blucher and Conner) is Alika. He is 16 years old and just loves to go out tracting with the missionaries. He lives with his grandma because his parents are on drugs. He is a great young man and is very much looking forward to going on a mission in a few years!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So . . . it's Sunday Afternoon and Lee wants to go for a walk - QUOTE: "It should only take 45 minutes then we can come back and fix Sunday Dinner for the Elders!" I should have had him define "Walk" because it really was more of a Hike that took 45 minutes going up and 30 going down!! He now understands that Hikes are best for Saturdays and Strolls for Sundays!! Look at the size of this single leaf compared to Lee's head!