Monday, August 30, 2010
Pearl Harbor was the attraction and news of the week. We serviced up the USS Missouri. Do you know how HUGE that ship is?? 300 yards long and TALL!!! Man oh man. It was so HUGE. But we helped set up for the 65th anniversary celebration for the end of WW 2! I took lots and lots of pictures. We toured the ship, which was awesome. But didn't tour the Arizona. I could see it, and see the top of the ship, but that was it. I got a picture of it. Next time maybe? I was surprised to hear President Dalton set it up, and we'll go every 8 weeks. President Peterson was against us going at anytime until the end of our mission. It was awesome though and very reverencing to know I was in the place of heroes and legends.
That story my mother sent me on Captain Bennion of the USS West Virginia is the cousin of President Eyring. (Elder Travis' mom here: The story is found in "Saints At War." He's the captain in the movie "Pearl Harbor" who is depicted with Cuba Gooding as he still ran his ship as he lay dying. It's a fascinating story.) We talked to the tour manager, he is setting up the tour for the First Presidency of the church. I'm so excited to see them when they come.
Next week when I email I'll have transfer results...yup that's right, 6 weeks is over this week and we'll know who goes and who stays. I'm interested to see this one cuz, anything could happen. Hawaii Kai, which we don’t do anything in, is getting missionaries to focus on that area this transfer. I kinda half think I might go into it....that'll be interesting. But we taught a lot this week and saw a lot of great things happen, and more to come. No real solid progressing yet, but things are moving :)