Saturday, February 27, 2010


Today at 4:30 a.m. Hawaiian time Travis was awakened by a tsunami warning for the Hawaiian islands. They were told to go into the mountains/high ground. His mission president told all of the elders to call their parents and I unexpectedly got a quick phone call from him telling me he was okay and that he was on high ground. It was a 30-second call but it did so much to raise my spirits. As his mother I've missed hearing his voice so much and I really needed this. I knew that we couldn't sit and chat so I let the call be brief.

Luckily for the people of the Hawaiian islands the tsunami was a small one and didn't cause any harm to people or property, at least according to CNN at this time. As of now the warning is lifted and people can return to their homes. This tsunami was caused by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Transfers and Kauai News

Aloha from...
Kauai! Below is part of a letter we received from Elder Travis that he said to blog.

"This week was full of miracles! We had 20 lessons taught and we've committed a few to baptisms. It's been way awesome and the Lord has truly blessed us. My favorite investigator, ***, has to work with the mission president before he can be baptized because he's on probation. But he's so solid and has such great faith. The members in the ward are awesome. They are all so friendly, always feed me (did Sister Morris call you?), and are very missionary minded.
Transfers did come, I'm transferring to Big Island! No not really. I'm staying on Kauai in Kalaheo with Elder Major. My zone leader tricked me into thinking I was going to Big Island, which at first made me sad and happy, new island, new area, but I'd be leaving this area. Thankfully the lord is keeping me here for at least another six weeks.
Elder Major was just made District Leader too, so more work on his part! Good training for me.

My eyes are fine now! I use a thing called Clear Care which is a strong chemical I can't put into my eye. The case has a thing that neutralizes the chemical and cleans the contact real well and after six hours I'm ok to put my contacts in. Needless to say, the Vog from the volcano doesn't affect me anymore, or my eyes. I no longer have red eyes and burning tears, I have white eyes. I just don't know what to do with my other contact solution, haha. But, yes, that fixed it all!" End of letter from Travis.

Elder Travis has two chickens that hang around his apartment and he's named them Winston...and Churchill!