Monday, September 27, 2010

Awesome Week And A Hike!

My oh my we had an awesome week. So a while ago we tracted into a guy who we did service for. We cut down bamboo trees!! Well anyway, he invited us to a dinner and we accepted!! Well we went over and he asked us if we wanted beer or wine...I was like uhh water? we got water and was like oh my heck we gotta go, everyone is drinking, we probably shouldn't be here! So we ate dinner and my comp was like alright let's get out of here. Right as we were about to leave we were blocked by a dancing Japanese lady, so we had to stick around and wait a while.

The cool part was there was this lady who took the Book of Mormon I had with me, out of my hands. I was going to give her our number so she could call us if she was interested, but she approached us and asked us about the "last days". So we talked about the POS (Plan Of Salvation) and families being together forever, as well as prophets. She soaked it all up. She loved it!! She wanted us to go to her house and teach her so we grabbed her address. We haven't been able to meet with her yet, but it's amazing how the Lord will place in our paths, people who are ready to receive the gospel. It's prayers from members that make these things happen!! It's awesome to see these types of things happen!I sure do love being a missionary!
The hikes we've been doing have been the valleys by Kahala and Kuliouou. When we get up we can look right down on Waimanalo and Kailua so it's really cool!!Love you!!! Bolyoke!! Love you again!! Enjoy Conference!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Grampa Would Have Loved This

Travis' grandpa hated cats. He would have loved to have had this sign on his fence!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More Signs

In looking over Elder Travis' blog I realized I hadn't posted these two funny Burger King pictures.
This is so unusual from what Elder Travis sees back in Utah and it's been fun to post these for him!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Because Kindness Matters

Note: This post is being done by Elder Travis' mother.

While out tracting Elder Travis and Elder Garritson knocked on the door of this gentleman above. He thought they were crazy palangi (white people) when they asked if he had any service they could do after he told them he wasn't interested in hearing about our church. After he felt comfortable that they were just nice young men he allowed them to come back and cut bamboo for a couple of hours.
Today we received these pictures in an email (I noticed copies were sent to Elder Garritson too). This just goes to prove that there are kind people in the world of many different faiths. These pictures mean so much to us bz we can see Elder Travis through someone else's eyes. It's reassuring to know how much kindness really does matter.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Signs Of Oahu

Elder Travis' dad received this picture in his email from someone that we don't know at all. We assume it's someone Travis knows on his mission and gave his dad's email address to. It was nice to see him looking so good!
Travis sent us a picture of this blue stop sign...
and two more funny Burger King signs.

Burger King in other cities or states may have similar signs but not in our little town. I find them incredibly funny so he keeps taking more pictures of them for me!