Monday, December 27, 2010


Sup whanau!!!

sole three mean the two hour talk and chat shesh uh??? hahaha we were doing good ae for the longest....but I’ve always had problem saying goodbyes lol....the whole family was there too and the three other missionaries...lol i could give rats tho....they thought it was soooo wierd idk what...but none of the other missionaries cried and the family was like what’s wrong?? and i told them that i actually love my family..lol...its sad ae cuz every other missionary idk like don’t give a rats about their family and could really careless to talk to them and its completly the opposite for me....i tell them that my family is everything to me...and it’s true ae...i love you guys hard...and I’m just so grateful to have been raised in such a loved atmosphere...couldn’t imagine my life without yous ae...had such a hard time saying bye and even keeping my mind off of it for a while but I’m all good now...new week and a new start so right back into it....if anything I’m ready to go hard again for another 5 months...crazy ae...one more time i get to speak to yous then 5 months after that ill be home....hahahaha crackup! but yeah family...i love you guys hard....good as speaking to each and every one of you guys...miss yous so much and just felt like we were just home together....all still the same...dumb as!!! hahaha try get the phone number right next time! hahaha crackup...but yeah just saw the pics and ash is tall as!!! fa just shot up ae....still skinny as but hopefully he´ll fill out soon...lia looks a lot bigger now too...fa growing up hard...george still looks stubby as hahaha just like his father..stubby legs...lol choice as the photos ae...shot..Wish i could be there with you guys but all good....
well don’t have much to say..i pretty much told yous my whole life story the other day..hahaha....but today we have a zone activity...we are going to go and play some games at the chapel...dmb as but have to go and show some support ae......i better get my packages this week...im gonna be mad as if we don’t...straight up.... but yeah other than that we are doing good...set a few goals the other day and keen as to accomplish them before my time is up here in the mission....i love it here ae family...can’t even imagine my life now not being a missionary...it’s going to be so hard to leave this place and these people..if anything in my life I’m grateful for the opportunity that i have had to serve and represent the lord savior Jesus Christ in this part of his vineyard. i have this quote thing written up huge that i read all the time..it says,
I am called of God. My authority is above that of kings of the earth. By
Revelation I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord
Jesus Christ. He is my master and He has chosen me to represent Him--to
Stand in His place, to say and do what He Himself would say and do if He
Personally were ministering to the very people to whom He has sent me. My
Voice is His voice, and my acts are His acts; my doctrine is His doctrine.
My Commission is to do what He wants done; to say what He wants said; to
Be a living modern witness in word and in deed of the divinity of his
Great and marvelous Latter-day work. How great is my calling
how great is my calling ae, i love our lord savior Jesus Christ, i know he lives, and this is his true church. i love you family and thank you for all that you guys do for me..Keep going hard...represent hard, and always push yourselves. mum and dad..i love you guys so much...thanks for everything..can’t wait for the day to see yous again...don’t worry about me...I’m doing my best, and try to better myself each day...go hard and keep the family in line. george, ash, and lia...be good kids..love those around you and always be willing to make sacrifices..the lord will bless us as we do what he wants...be good examples and always remember who you are...i love you guys so much..send grandma and the rest of the family my love k....but until next week family,

With all my love,

Elder Conway kanahele kaka

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kia Ora WHANAU!!!!
sup family!!! what a week ae! ahahahaha well what a great letter sounds like everything is still the same and busy..im glad you guys are having productive weeks...but family i need to tell you all real quick that I WILL BE EMAILING YOU GUYS AGAIN TOMORROW WITH THE INFO TO CALL ME YA...THE TIME AND ALL...we weren’t able to plan it all by today so I’ll hit you guys up tomorrow with all the info....so don’t panic k....but yeah family today is transfer day again!! hahaha this is my 9th transfer in the field!!! crazy ae!! hahahaha they just keep going by faster and faster...time and what we do with our time our the most precious gifts that we are given in the life..todd christoferson talked a lil about that this past conference and its been something that helped me stay in check...this time really is scared and what i do with it will depend on my diligence and love for our savior Jesus Christ...so that’s what pretty much pushes me each day to be better....am i doing what the savior would do if he were here?? am i using his time wisely?? do i really love him?? that’s what it really comes down to right....if we really love the savior we will give him our best. we will do anything an everything so that he will not suffer in vain, so that he "won’t have to do pushups for nothing!" i would have to say that my time here in this country has helped me come to understand just a tad bit more of the reality of this incomprehensible act of love. Jesus does live and he did die for us...paid the price for every sin that anybody will ever commit in this life..if we really understood the importance of this sacrifice and its motive of love that helped bring it to pass we would be perfect! this very perfection is what god wants from us and what we should be striving for each day...family in the most humble and solemn way, let’s be perfect!!! i love you all so much and miss you all even more...I’m representing hard and i strive each day to be better and perfect....i hope that we all can remember our savior and let his atonement motivate us to be our best...y al hacerlo sè que este mismo sociabilidad en que existe entre nosotro aquí existirá entre nosotros allá acompañado con una gloria en que ahora no conocemos..family i love you all heaps ae....
our week was good...a lot of things we need to change, which we´ve been striving to do to help us be better missionaries...elder peck and i get along great as ae...he’s such a crackup fella man...and a companionships chemistry is always most important so were good there...at nights we´ve been playing these crackup soccer games in the house...full on two on two...and we clear out our lounge and just go hard....its funny as...cuz i hate soccer but we go hard and have a mean as sweet in the little area that we have to play..full on dive, head buts and all. funny ae...who’d ever thought I’d be playing soccer....but me and peck have been thinking of things we can do for the members so today we are going to go buy them a bunch of stuff...i love the members ae...there’s your handful of them that are useless as and waste time...but i love them all ae...like my own. know every member in my ward by name from the oldest grandma to the littlest baby and its really showed the members the love that we have for them....we´ve been trying to focus the work by doing it thru the members so we´ve been getting a good start with them winning their trust and all...our bishops useless hahaha and our ward mission leader but other than that all is good....i still get tired hard from walking all over and we´ve started hitch hiking!! hahaha works...not that much but maybe here and there....but yeah that’s been us.. but famz i don’t have much time left....tomorrow I’ll give you guys the info, and I’ll talk to you guys this Saturday!!!! ahhhhhhh!! Exciting hard ae....for real’s....and yeah no crying this time! USELESS.. but mum dad, george, ash, lia, grandma, and koal...i love you guys hard ae...keep going hard and represent! be good and do all the right things....i love you family...with all my love,

Elder Kanahele kaka

Monday, December 13, 2010


FAMILY!!!!!

what’s up family!! wow...another long week ae my family! lol man they’re just flying now ae...for real’s i have no idea where they’re going lol but more than anything another productive week...first off I’m glad that my package got home!!! haha i hope you guys like what i was able to get lol wasn’t a lot but im glad you guys got em...lia i can’t believe you are wrestling!!!! bahahaha that’s so crazy baby...lol are you being serious??? you got it in you though....little syco thing! haha crackup as lia...mean though. Just gotta go hard in whatever you choose to do ya....ash sole proud of you bro..kill it dog...push yourself bro...hori boy ha sole you the man bro...keep going hard ae dog...just a week left bro...Just give em ba...proud of you ae my brother.. talented mungrol bro.gonna be a mean as missionary..for real’s dog just keep doing the things you know you need to do...organize yourself bro and strive to better each day...nothing can stop us bro but ourselves..Love you bro...mum, funny the doctor story ae...hahaha it was crackup as not going to lie....but she was beautiful...bahahah but was good as chatting to you guys last week...miss you ae mum...i still have my moments too so no worries ba...time flies when you get lost in the work...for real’s almost done and i have no idea where it’s gone...so no worries bu...dad sole not going to lie bro. but thanks for telling me to get off facebood last week...for real’s i was small kine homesick and wanted to talk to you guys but when you told me to go it was kind of a slap in the face ae and reminded me of and more than anything motivated me to do what i need to do....set my week off on a good note ae bro so thanks dog...I’ve been good ever since so it’s all good..Still it was good to talk to yous! hahahaha but Christmas day is coming so everything’s gonna be all g...can’t wait to talk to yous ae...but yeah dad just wanted to thank you bro. love you and forever grateful for all that you’ve done for the family..For not only fulfilling the calling as a father but magnifying it bro..for making what we do in the home the most important thing for you bro...the holiest place outside of the temple bro so where’ve been blessed as children to have had instilled in our home that of most importance in this life..the gospel. Thanks bro.

But yeah family..we had another awesome week...I’ve been good ae....me and peck have been thinking of a lot of things that we can do for Christmas for all of the members in our ward...lol we´ve come up with some cool as things so we´ll see what we can do that is low budget but still meaning full.. in the house everything’s been the same...actually sat the boys down and talked to them about keeping the house clean lol and it’s been a lot better now....it was a pig stie for real’s have no idea how we lived in it but had a massive clean session...but yeah been doing the regular missionary work you know.. Trying to find, cultivating what were finding, and trying to harvest that which we have found and there’s not to many plants ready to give fruit...lol D&C´s all plaque bro, the fields not that white! hahhahahaha na jokes jokes...the mission is special as ae...cuz your always learning something...always! if your finding, if you’re not finding, if your teaching or if you’re not teaching, if your baptizing or if you’re not baptizing..like doesn’t matter what happens as long as we are applying ourselves, showing the lord our availability and dependability, whatever happens that is good or bad we are always learning. and that’s what makes the mission different than anything else is that we actually live what we learn and believe...things become different and have such a deeper meaning when you actually got to try them and put them in practice...faith takes on a whole new meaning for you when you actually get faced with opportunities to exercise it and see what happens...patience really comes to life after studying it and applying it as we knock doors all day only hoping that the next door is someone prepared by the lord to listen to us, obedience really becomes your foundation to everything as you obey all the rules even though they might not makes sense but start to see miracles and blessings pop out from nowhere..."for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." is every day for me here in chile. everyday i come and receive my own witness of the truthfulness not only of the gospel but of its principles and ordinances by which it is founded upon and the blessings that come thru them as i live them every single day...it’s nothing new, nothing different but a reconfirmation that i get daily of the truthfulness of the gospel....that Jesus really does live, that his atonement is real, that Joseph smith did restore his gospel to open this dispensation and that the book of Mormon really is the word of god. Family i have no doubt that this is the true church of god. Its what’s going to help us stay together forever..I’m so ever grateful for this knowledge that we have and the opportunity that i have to share it each day....god wants us all to return back to him so let us all be examples in all that we do to help bring to pass this great plan and help all come to the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Family i love you all so much...miss you guys heaps as too.. hard...I’m representing hard so don’t worry about me k....Christmas is almost coming up and super excited to talk to you guys...send my love to the family... mum, dad, George, ash and lia.. i love you guys..keep going hard and do the right things. I’ll talk to you guys next week. With all my love.

Elder Conway Kauimua Kanahele kaka

Monday, December 6, 2010


FAMILYYYYY!!!

whats up you black maoris!!!! lol fa miss you guys hard ae....lol i know i say it every week, but i really do. mum, dad, george, ash and especially lia...miss you guys heaps ae...thanks for everything...but yeah where to start...
Mum I really enjoy cooking now...ive learnt so many things to cook here on the mission and enjoy doing it....the other three in the house just let me go cause i always make enough for all and they all just straight up reap benefits...living with four!!! oh its hectic...its got its ups and downs ae...like the house is always crazy...we have heaps of fun and everything but its hard as to be obedient with exactness....we have a hard time being on time to things cuz there’s four of us and all of us have to shower, eat, and all that stuff so were always late to things....its hard too, to keep things clean...i get mad ae some times cuz it gets so grosss... we run out of toilet paper heaps, gas too...for the hot water waste really quick so were always having to be buying gas and toilet paper like every other day....lol and just the lil things...you live with someone long enough and the lil things just start to bug....lol scared as for marriage!!! hahaha for real’s you think you and your companion is all good...just the perfect companionship and then the next day there’s things that you notice that you just can’t stand!!! lol crackup as but true ae....lol but yeah other than that it’s been an awesome experience. Just like the movie the best two yrs...fight over letters, the bathroom requires a bunch of tricks to just get the water going, one of us will be fasting and the others will eat all of our food...hahaha crackup as ae...guy from Honduras keeps the house super lively...he’s a character that one ae...x gang member...tattoos, bullet holes and all....cool as guy tho...strongest testimony ever so yeah we all get along super good.
but yeah this week’s been a good one...sole dad thanks for the mission stories ae...lol saw a different light to you ae...hahaha not going to lie sometimes when were out there working i always wonder how you did it back in the day ae....have a hard time trying to image it too ae...hahahaha lol na jokes but for real’s bro must have been mean as bro to have caught up with converts ...that’s all i hope for ae ...is that these people that I’ve helped to come unto the gospel remain firm and endure well to the end...pres. always tells us that "a convert in twenty years reflects the type of missionary you were" and its true ae bro...Just shows bro that you were a mean missionary dog. hahah ah ah sorry bout it....how was it talking to them??? good i hope...three mean dad. but yeah this week has been mean!!! hahaha i noticed that i always say that my weeks are hard..lol but if they’re not hard it’s not worth it, i reckon....so yeah could say that i had a pretty successful week....those people that we found last week weren’t too gold..But just another test of faith...the lady and her daughters..idk just had excuses for days for not being able to let us in their home,,, the old guy we come to find out can’t get wet cuz he’s got a machine keeping him alive that’s half way inside of him and half way outside of him so we’re just going to have to do baptisms for the dead! hahaha but yeah so we just started working hard again...and found some mean as people ae...this week in church we had four people there....a lady and her family...they are alright but we also had this kid who came with us....he’s 15 and he’s a kid of an inactive member...and he’s gold ae!!!! straight up...so his mum doesn’t remember anything about the church but she’s on our records so we went by and taught her son and her the restoration and left them a book of Mormon and invited them to pray and all you know....came back the next day and he asked me how he could become Mormon!!!! lol i looked at my comp and i asked him did you understand that??? lol cuz he’s just learning he looked at me confused and he’s like did i hear what i think i heard! lol i was like yeah they don’t say that much so that’s why i asked! lol it was funny as..so yeah he should be getting baptized day after Christmas or the following week...
but yeah the work is coming along ae....I’ve learnt so much since I’ve been here and for real’s can’t even begin to explain how much we are blessed to have this gospel...i was thinking about what i could share with you guys this week and did a lot of pondering ae and one of the most important things that I’ve learnt here in this past month with elder peck is how to love....like its more than just teaching lessons you know, more than just doing contacts, more than the numbers...it’s the names, it’s getting to know the people and all their kids, getting to really know who they are and what they’re going thru. it’s really showing that you care you know, that your really willing to do anything and everything to help them....on the mission a lot of missionaries get caught up in numbers, caught up in trying to have good reputations but defeats the whole purpose. We are here to help people to come unto Christ and its impossible when you have the wrong motives....family i love these people here. i know everybody in our ward, their kids names, their kids kids names, even their kids dogs names and it’s something real simple but they can really tell that you care for them....when i walk in the house and play with their little sons and know them all by name is the most easiest thing we can do and it shows the people that we really do love them and its truly the motive of everything we do.....love is how and why all things exist. our heavenly father loved us so much that he created this wonderful plan to help us all return back to him, it’s for his love for why he sent his only begotten son to die for us. And it’s this same love that I’ve been able to develop here in this sector....nobody will remember how much lessons we taught or how much contacts we did. Like none of that will matter you know in 5 yrs...But something that will never fade with time is the way you were able to show your love to the people that you were called to serve. this past week I’ve ran into a lot of members from my last sector(which is only across the road) and they all have thanked me for everything that i did for them...and it really made me think cause really i didn’t do much..you know i didn’t buy them a house or a brand new car or bike but i did love them...i still do and they were able to feel that and I’ve seriously ran into like 20 members who have thanked me and its been one of the greatest blessings for me here in the mission, to learn how to love....waking up thinking in others and their needs has become my mode of thought and time has never flown by as fast as it has in my whole entire life. Love it here ae family. i know that here in conquistadores 2 is where the lord wants me and I’m so grateful to be here. i love the work, i know that this church really is true and that Jesus Christ himself directs it....i dread the day when i will have to take off my plaque and be released as an authorized missionary of the lord. This work is my life. i know that Christ lives and grateful to represent him day after day.... family i love you all so much....mum and dad thanks for everything that you guys have done for me...keep going hard...keep the family in tact...George i love you bro..Thanks for being an awesome brother and and even better example to me, ash, and lia...i love you bro..ash i love you bro..Thanks for everything little man...keep going hard in all that you do bro...watch over your sister for me...love you dog...lia...i love you so much...think about you all the time and the unconditional love that you have always had.... your such a special girl lia...let everyone around you feel the same thing that we as your family have felt thru your example of love....be a good girl lia...i love you so much...send my love to gramz k...but family i love you all so much...i hope everything’s going good..don’t worry about me, im repping it hard...but until next week my beautiful family. with all my love,

Elder Conway Kauimua Kanahele kaka

Monday, November 29, 2010


WHANAU!!!!

whatss up family!!!! fa i missed you guys hard this past week ae...straight up was a hard week for me...just missing you guys and all but was good....sounds like you guys had a great week as well....can’t believe our brother DeeDee has gone...thats so sad ae...straight up that’s gotta be hard brah, feel really bad for his family ae....dang...brought tears to my eyes as I was thinking about him and his family ....The atonement is there, its healing power is real...family i love you guys so much..george, ash, and lia...i love yous soooooo much...keep being good kids...dont judge..be nice to everybody ya...love you guys hard..
But yeah happy thanksgiving family!!!! lol thanks for just describing lunch just so perfectly!!! lol could almost taste it....and no ash there’s no zippys here!!! lol crackup bro...good one bro good one....oh and mum sweet as don’t need to send me the pills...i went to a skin doctor this past week... and it was good...she told me that I’ll be sweet just need some time and she gave me some medicine...well i had to buy it and it was expensive as...lol sorry bout it...but ya i won’t be needing anymore medicine from you..thanks tho...for real’s thanks for doing that for me mum..you da bomb girl....sweet as...so just send my package k!!! lol just to let yous know..i just sent a package to you guys today....and it was like buying a house!!!! lol so much paper work....cost me a fortune too...lol its not much but it’s something...if anything i just want you guys to know that i love you...and hope that you can feel it as you receive my package. but yeah...lia dads so dumb ae...doesn’t even know how to turn off the oven...lol what a helmet!! haha okay but for our thanksgiving this week me and peck made the meanest meal ever....well i made the meanest meal...lol family im a chef ae...for real’s winner already ba....cook with everything...full on vegetables and all...made the meanest fried rice....mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, onions, bell pepper, corn right off the cob from the field, garlic, fa was the meanest meal I’ve ever had here in Chile....had some mean spices happening egg and some chicken....was bomb, i actually took a video of it and a few pics so I’ll send that to you guys ae.....
But yeah this week has been a hard but fruitful one....we baptized hugo!!!!! lol mean ae....so funny cuz I seen heaps of elders before coming here to use the internet and they were all like how are you always baptizing...lol your training, opening a sector, and you baptize your third week there!!! lol crackup as ae...i just tell them that there straight up blessings..you do what you need to do and the lord puts the people in your path....elder peck was able to baptize hugo, and was so cool to see him get his first baptism ae...he was so happy and could just see it in his eyes...told me after...man baptizing is addicting!!! lol crackup as...but yeah excited as ever to keep working....so yeah this week we organized ourselves and our sector and just everything to help us better work with more efficiency and blessing i tell you...well ya...so we were able to find 6 new people this week...lol 4 of them is a family...a mum and her three daughters....they are so awesome only had one lesson with them but are interested hard to learn more about our savior Jesus Christ, we also found another lady who’s family of a less active member and she just opened up to us hard...balling and all telling us all her problems and just how suckky her life has been and all and we were able to share a lil bit with her about the gospel, gave her a book of Mormon and she’s interested hard...also found this old dude named Manuel old as guy....shared with him...invited him to get baptized and he was excited as....he told us he’s been waiting for us and a baptism is something that he’s been looking for his whole life...i was sitting there like ae???? lol never hear that as a missionary and i wasn’t sure if i heard him right you know...lol was crackup...but the thing is that he’s got a machine in him that can’t get wet...lol doesn’t even shower cuz if it gets wet it will break and he could die!!! lol so yeah that’s the kind of problems that were running into....lol he´´ll be getting it out though in a month or so, so yeah we´ll see what happens...but yeah this week has just been full of blessings...my testimony of obedience...ether 12:6, that as we exercise our faith we will receive a witness..obedience is always that test of faith...and the blessings are truly witnesses of the reality of this work....family missionary work makes you really see who you really are...breaks you down till you have nothing but that simple testimony...just knowing that god lives... knowing that Jesus is the Christ, and builds you up as you trust in the promises that they make with us..so grateful for this work...i still don’t know everything..probably never will, but everyday i do strengthen my testimony and i have no doubt what so ever that the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is the only true church of god...restored by a young boy who exercised his faith and ask god for the truth..a church with living prophets and apostles that receive revelation and guidance for us in this very day...i love this work and the opportunities that i have daily to share of its truthfulness. family i love you and so ever grateful for all that you do for me...you guys are my everything...keep going hard in all that you do...george..love you hard ae bro...miss you dog....proud of your success that you’ve made dog..Keep going hard my brother....take care of the kiddies bro..ash...sole you the man bro...for real’s hope everything’s going good in bball bro...rip it up dog you are seriously the man...better than everybody bro so go hard ae...take care of lia..make sure NOTHING happens to her ya bro..love you dog....lia thanks for the sweet letter honey...you are so sweet!!! for reals i love you so much miss you more than anything...lol but i hope you like your Christmas present...omg buying girl things here in chile is so embarrassing for men especially for missionaries! lol so i hope you like it ya....but lia be a good girl...always remember who you are and that your big brother loves you k...send my love to grandma and to all the family...can’t believe margie had another baby...tell her i love her k....love you lia...mum and dad...love you guys hard...thanks for all that you do for me and continue to do for me...sorry if i take to much money out but i try not to...it’s all necessary stuff and i feel really bad..but i love you mum and dad...if anything in this time of season i am grateful for you and the family that we have..The most priceless thing..love you guys so much...but i gots to bounce. Send my love to the whanz ae...love you family,

With all my love

Elder kanahele kaka

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


KIA ORA WHANAU!!!
ke te pehea koe?? bahhahahaha going on!!! shot on the keks family...i made a YEAR!!!!! bahahahahahaha crackup as ae....dang its been a real shook for me ae...not going to lie,,,its been hard as to realize it but also a awesome time to reflect on what ive learnt and what ive done and what i still want to do and learn with this year left that i have...and its been good...set some really good goals and ready as ever to go hard...ive learnt so much ae family...i dont even know how to explain it but the mission truly is preparation for eternity....im so grateful to have the opportunity each day to serve our savior Jesus Christ. This is a work of miracles and its changed me...no place id rather be than here right now.....time is special and its moving quick so gotta keep going hard ae...almost done!!! bahahaha crazy as....but yeah....was awesome as reading your letters ae family!!! What a crackup as....minted up the lawns you reackon Dad?? hahaha just in case ae....fa funny as bro...straight up had the meanest laugh reading it ae...but awesome as letter family....so good to hear that you guys were able to experience some thing so special like that....like you said Ash that might have been the only time bro being able to witness a temple dedication let alone being apart of it bro...so happy and almost jealous that you guys were able to see the prophet and just to be in his presence...hes the man ae...never met him but i testify of him each day and know that he is called of god. you guys gotta send me all the videos on a usb k!!?? shot...but mum in the box just send the regular....pop tarts...Oreos!!! and some chip a hoy the chewy kind...and some nutter butter if can ba....and something small maybe for my comp....he’s the man ae...feel for him a lot being new and all so if anything i just try to love the dude....i know exactly how it is and how overwhelming it gets so i do all that i can to help him out...he’s going to be a great leader ae.....cool as guys humble as ever and just learning a lot from him each day....lol this week hahaha crackup story we went to a ladies house for lunch and she just gave us heaps and heaps and heaps of food and the problem was that it was old and pretty much bad to eat you know....but the lady was a really old poor lady and you could just tell that she had put her heart and soul into finding and making lunch for us so you had to eat it!!! lol and we did and it was really hard for my comp....I’ve gotten really un picky..HAHAHA if thats a word but i eat anything now ae...for reals something ive developed here but yeah so my comp finally got everything down....and what he couldn’t we had put in a bag to hide it in our backpacks...soooo funny cuz when the lady wasn’t looking we had to rush to try scrape all the food before she saw us doing it you know...and it was just a crackup experience....putting the food in your bag cuz you didn’t want to eat it you know...and my comp was like i cant believe were doing this!! lol had always heard stories about it but never thought wed actually be doing this....but yeah we finally got all the food in our bags and then my comp was like i don’t feel good....so i was like what do you want to do?? then he was like we have to go....lol so we said bye to the lady and my comp sprinted out of the house and barley made it around the corner before throwing everything up!!! hahaha felt so bad but was a crackup ae....got a good as attitude and told me after that its a goal for him to eat everything that the members give him...so yeah he wiped his mouth and we just went right to work...crackup ae ...but yeah that was our week....been tough but were starting to see some fruits of our labors....hugos going to get baptized this Sunday and my comps going to baptize him...pres. told us all that you need to get your trainee’s a baptism with in there first month...so my comp is really stoked about that...we had a meeting with pres. the other day all the trainers...and we had to go to his house for like 4 hrs or something for a training...and at the training there was 20 trainers...the assistants and pres and his wife and they asked me out of no where to give a ten minute talk on faith!! hahaha i was a lil bit mad, more nervous than ever but killed it like a champ..for reals....didn’t have anything prepared but was able to give a strong talk ae....it was then when i could see the progress ive made here on the mission ae....pres. hinckely said....that our testimonies are either incressing or decressing..never sittting still.....(lol dont know how to translate it to english but you get my point right....) and its true...we are either progressing or we are not...and its been my goal since day one to be better today than i was yesterday, to always be increasing my testimony and its changed my life...my testimony is still the same...i still know that Jesus lives, i still know that Joseph smith restored the true church to the earth, the book of Mormon is true...but ive come to live what i believe, practice what i preach and ive come to really know, and feel with a much more profound understanding on WHY it all matters...i have come to better understand that we as children of god cannot return back to our heavenly father without the atonement which can ONLY be accessed through the principles and ordinances of the gospel...and that’s WHY we do what we do...that’s why im here, that’s why as missionaries we give up 2 yrs of our lives to do pure service...and that’s the only reason that drives us to wake up day after day and represent our savior Jesus Christ. family i love missionary work...i love this Gospel. I love you guys....keep going hard in all that you do...don’t worry about me. im doing my best to represent hard!!!! mum and dad i love you guys so much...so grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for us....george i love you bro..what ever you do bro go hard....know that i think about you guys a lot...watch the kiddies for me and give mona a kiss ae...hahaha na bro...stay focused and enjoy your time...have fun bro...i love you hard ae..thanks for everything my brother....ash....love you bro...for reals dog i want you to know that i really do love you ash...look up to you bro...talented as fellah ae but got a really strong mind...remember you can do anything bro...put your mind to it dog and get it done....be a good example to everyone around you k bro...be good to your sister dog...miss you heaps bro...what size shoe tui got now??? lol gumboot....hahaha but i love you dog...be a good boy....lia!!!! you crackup me up every week lia....too funny...idk what it is but i can just feel you here with me when i read your letter....its just you, you know...your personality just jumps right out of the screen....such a special girl lia....i believe mum when she says that you were the most beautiful thing there....so pretty lia...i love you so much...i hope you are being a good girl...a lot of people look up to you so set a good example k....i got you a few presents and i know you’re going to like them so keep an eye out k...might take a while get there cuz i still haven’t sent them but you’ll get them...send my love to gramz for me k...miss you heaps girl...but i love you so much lia...mwah!!!! oh and mum if you can send me some hard copy photos too just so i can carry them around in my scriptures and all...oh and my mailing address to send me packages has changed a little bit but you need to send it to this address or i wont get the stuff so here it is...
santiago chile norte mission
forestal 2680
oficina 32
piso 3, casilla 18
conchali, chile

but yeah family i love you guys so much...thanks for all that you do for me...keep going hard and we’ll talk next week...with all my love

Elder Conway Kauimua Kanahele kaka

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Whats up family!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!!!!!! dang 41 ae...whoooo old fut!!! bahahaha na just jokes lol...happy birthday for reals mum...still fine as!!! 41 and beautiful as ever!! i miss you so much and want you to know that i was thinking about you a lot yesterday mum..I love you heaps ae and so grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for me....the best ae..straight up..muchisimo gracia mamita!!! Sounds like had a mean as week....lol such surf bums you guys!!! hahaha crackup...but yeah i miss it ae...if anything it’s just spending time with you guys as a family..Can’t wait to be able to do it again. but yeah as for me it’s been along stressful week!!! lol so my companions name is ty peck....hes from washington and hes a cool as dude...was in a rock band before he came out playing the drums so he’s like one of those rockster punk guys hahahaha always tapping a beat crackup as if anything. We get along good as tho....cool as fella but yeah got him from the mission home and we didn’t even know how to get home!!!! bahahahaha crackup ae....lol i almost started crying BAHAHAHA na jokes...so that you know i didn’t ask George and start crying that day we got lost in melville!!! bahaha but yeah for real’s i didn’t know how to get to the house cause I’ve never been there and we were all over the place trying to find it....took us forever but finally got there and family our sector is straight up ghetto...if you thought my other sector was ghetto...this sector is 100 times worse!!! for real’s...i feel so bad for my comp having to start here...there’s so many gangsta dudes here and stuff and cause i pass for a latino they really don’t give me crap but they yell and do all kinds of crap to my comp....i get upset so much but i can’t do anything ae have to be a good example to my comp and plus I’m a missionary lol ...quick story..one night i think it was Thursday we were coming back from a members house and there were four of us missionaries....cuz there’s four of us who live in the house... and the area is really dangerous...like street fires and just straight up new York Bronx styles but there was a group of like 18 drunk guys who were doing drugs smoking and all that crap that we passed and we were just quite you know minding our own business and one of them yelled something at us and we didn’t give him the slightest attention...then out of nowhere someone thru a huge as beer can and hit my comp right in the head!!! lol its funny now that we talk about it but i was so ticked ae....straight up ae i turned around grabbed the can and took off to the group of drunk helmets and elder roth one of the other missionaries just grabbed me and pretty much held me to try calm me down...lol he’s a big boy too .so i couldn’t get away lol but he ..was state champ wrestler 189 pound weight class in washington and was 3rd in nationals in 08 lol so he pretty much just beasted me ae telling me to calm down and all.... felt bad for my comp if anything.....i think my anger temper in the mission just has gotten worst...lol na but the very next day some ghetto punk threw a rock and hit my comp again....was hard as..and hit him in the back...and later on that day we were entering in some apartment buildings and a dude let his dogs out on us and started attacking us!!!!! full on bitting and all...ripped up my comps pants!!! lol so yeah all kinds of crap going down ae...just gotta be careful...im sweet as but if anything just worried for my comp....tall as pakeha dude. with the most fresh spanish accent and its practically like he’s got a sign on his head saying here I am, hurt me please!!!! lol its funny but it’s the truth....it’s been a crazy week ae...especially for a new missionary but if anything i have learnt so much from him....idk what it is about new missionaries but they are so special ae....i can’t think of any other crappier week that a new missionary could have than this...plus the fact that he can’t talk, he can’t understand nothing , and just being in a country that is so foreign to him, but he’s got an attitude that’s gonna do him good for the rest of his life....he’s the man ae...not going to lie but i think im learning more from him than he is from me...I’ve felt so bad for him lately but he just laughs at everything and just says for something the lord has me here and just starts laughing again....cool as fella man...but yeah the work has been really slow....got to a sector where the missionaries before just pretty much killed....we don’t have any investigators (well we didn’t, gotta share that miracle with you) and even all the members hated them so it’s been hard as working here ae....but yeah our miracle is just that....we get here with nothing right....nobody to teach...no members not even recent converts nothing...so we just started working......doing everything possible to help us find someone...and nothing!!!! bahahaha getting doors slammed on us always...and just no success at all...then Wednesday elder snider called me from my last sector and told me...ae elder some bad news, hugo(our investigator from the english class) has moved homes and we won’t be able to teach him...it was pretty crappy hearing that from him, cuz we had found him you know and taught him and all, but then i asked him .....did he tell you where he’s moving???....he told me...well, yeah but i don’t know where it is, he gave me his address tho....then i asked him for it....and he gave it to me and family...you wouldn’t even believe it....he moved from my old sector right into the sector where I’m at right now!!!! bahahahaha crackup ae....so he’s the only investigator we have!!!! me and my comp were able to teach him this week in our new chapel and had a tour with him there and we ended with a lesson with him in the baptismal font and it was soooooooo powerful...we had him kneel down then and there in the font and ask god to see if he should be baptized....and he did and it was sooo special...I’ve never felt the spirit so strong than in that very moment...nothing was needed to be said cuz you could just feel it...was mean as ae...so he´ll be getting baptized on the 28th of November.....so yeah that was our week ae....a lot of crappy things happened but I’ve learnt some of the most important things ever in this past week....really grateful for my comp and his energy and faith...don’t have nothing but happier than ever to be here in the field serving our heavenly father....I’m so happy to be here and to be a representative of our savior Jesus Christ....i know that he lives. His atonement is real and allows us to better ourselves each day..thank you family for all that you do...i love you guys so much...you are my life...keep being good examples...mum happy birthday....love you heaps mum...dad love you to bro.. miss you ae....my best friend bro...Keep the family strong bro...George, I’m so proud of you bro...Keep going hard. Represent hard my brother....ash you´ll make the team bro...Just go hard bro...love and take care of lia.....lia i love you so much...keep being a good girl...you are so special lia so let others feel it through your love for them....i miss you so much...send my love to grandma...family I’m not perfect..but i wake up every day trying to be...I’m representing the best i can...i love you all so very much. Keep going hard in all that you do..And thank you all for everything...love you all so very much...but i gotta go...until next week fam... with all my love,

Elder kanahele kaka

Monday, November 8, 2010


sup bullehs!???

whats up family!!! fa shot hard ae for the letter for reals it was a good one.....crackup as hearing about the happs and everything and whats going down...funny as man...I feel so bad for Kahuku, but yeah you all sound great...alot of things happening ae...thats the secret...always keep busy...but yeah soory about the chat sesh mum....i just needed to ask a few things...and ye wont be a habit but im not going to lie it was worth it ae pops hahaha good times man....i miss you guys heaps ae...everysingle one of you...like you said george we are so grateful for the family that we have...the love that we have for eachother is money ba!!! lol but yeah lia its been one whole long as year!!! lol one more left!! bahahah na times been flying actually and ive learnt so much....but yeah family i feel bad but i dont have much time to write you guys today...because?? i will explain.....so today is transfer day and we get our information for our transfers the night berfore or last night (sunday) and the office calls us and lets us know whats going down...so it was like 1:30 in the morning and the white horse went a giddy up and get a little bid tired and had a had a slep!!! bahahah but yeah we waited up all night till one thirty in the morning when we finally got our call...so yeah for this transfer theres alot of stuff i´ll be doing.....first of all i´ll be training!!! bahahaha crackup....i get a fresh missionary from the mtc who does not know a lick of spanish and he´ll be my comp...i still dont know who he is but i´ll have to go get him in a bit from presidents house...but it just seems like yesterday when i was getting trained by my trainer and now its the whole opposite way around....nervous as ae..not going to lie...cuz its really rare that someone with my time gets to train...and it gets even better....im getting sent to a new sector that i dont even know....dont know where the chapell is let a lone the very house in which we live so i´ll be starting from scratch with a new bee, AND im still district leader but this time theres 6 of us!!!! fa....i was stressed hard when i got the news last night but like you said pops god does not begin by asking our ability but our availability... and i know that as i show him my dependability he will increase my capability....just what i needed to hear pops so thanks ae bro...its impossible to progress with out oppostion right?? just gotta practice what i preach so i´ll let you guys know how it goes with that...but yeah after the call they told me i had to pack up then and there and be out of the house by 700am so i started packing and i have so much stuff...i have know idea where it all camed from but i have a butt load of stuff....so i just packed it all up and before i knew it my alarm rang to wake up at 6....crackup ae... 0 hours of sleep last night and im hanging hard but gotta be energetic for my new comp.,..a trainer makes or breaks his entreness mission so im happy i have such a responsablity....but yeah all day yesterday i had the vibes that i was going to get transfered....6 months in the same sector is alot of time and i felt it so i went by to say bye to all my familys and it was so hard ae family...i dont know why or how but it killed me....it was like saying bye to you guys at the airportt when i left if worse....hahaha people crying like babies and it was hard for me to realize that i was out....i started thinking about when i have to say good bye at the end...and idk and cant see myself doing it...chiles just become my home ae and the people are my family. Real people that i have come to love with all my heart..people ive come to care about more than myself..people ive been able to help and people who´ve ive seen apply simple gospel doctrines and become happy...i love this place so much and so ever greatful for the opportunity that i have each day to help others come unto our savior jesus christ....im gonna miss it but i´ll never forget my great learning and growing experience in san francisco....saying bye to my comp was even harder....we had such a good relationship and if anything strengthened my testimony in the importance of unity....united we stand divided we fall...and even tho we had some rough times there where nobody wanted to listen to us..we still were able to somehow work miracles...so yeah was hard as saying bye to that ounce...but yeah thats us...this hugo guys gonna get baptized which is truly a great blessing but i just wont be there to see it so that kinda sucks but yeah the fruits of our labor. Excited as ae...little bit nervous but pumped more than anything....tired as too...lol atleast i´ll sleep good tho tonight....but yeah so much for here the weather is acting up big time..one day its like 97 degress then the very next morning its pooring down rain..snow on the mountain tops and a big wopping 20 freezing degres..i hate it hard..but all g... but yeah thats me ae...
if anything just wanted to thankyou guys for all that you do for your examples and constant effort to be better...i feel it as i read your letters and theres nothing better for a missionary than to know that his family are living examples of the things he teaches...so thank you guys for everything... mum and dad i love you guys so much...im doing my best to better myself each day...dont worry about anything k...my christmas shoppings has been put on hold due to all this crap that is going down but i will send something...and something that you all will like so no worries ba...hori boy...im so proud of you bro....such a good example dog....keep being a good boy bro and i know this is random but read the book of mormon cover to cover before your mission bro and pray to know of its truthfullnes. your testimony is the greatest tool that missionary has so strive to strengthen it...take care of your lil ones for me bro... Send me some clips of you doing fire knife..still spining or what??? see how good you are lol...but yeah bro love and miss you heaps...ash!! sole football done already??? dang has flown not going to lie...well doesnt surprise me that every letter that ive got for the past few months talk about how good you are at everything...how you start all your football games and how you make all the winning tackles....good story, sole WINNER!!!! lol na but for reals bro your a talented kidd dog...always strive to better your talents and share thhem...you going be one killa misionary dog...but more than anything i love you my brother...miss you hard ae....glad to hear that your still going out with tui!!! lol has his feet got any bigger??? stupid gumboot!!lol na bro sorry to dis you friend bro...but seriously homie be a good boy and watch over your sister in school ya....i love you so much bro..represent the name hard my brother...lia!!!! how you doing girl??? so ive got a few earings but i have no idea what im doing when im buying them lol....what makes things worse is that everybody thinks im gay when i buy them...lol give rats. Things i do for those i love!! lol..but no worries there cool as...so i´ll buy heaps kay and send em home to you and mum...but i miss you heaps ae lia...hope your being a good girl...remember always who you are and modesty is a life time goal ya!? lol not just for this month hahahahah na just giving you a hard time but i love you so much lia...send my love to grandma and the famz...whts up with mana??? thinking about a mission or what??? ya but i gotta bounce family...i love you guys so much....keep being strong and well talk next week...with all my love,

Elder kanahele kaka

Monday, November 1, 2010


Aloha family!!

Thanks for the letter ae awesome as....well i couldnt write you in the morning cuz we had to go do some shopping for our house and the store that we needed to get to closed early cuz today is a holiday...but we just got back now and thought id write you guys....sounds like everything is still going good im glad that you all are striving each day be better...i did get grandmas box and thanked her for that one....but yeah pretty cool experience ae with my english class ae...didnt know i taught english ae....well not to brag or anything but im really good with my spanish and english gramatics and translating one to the other....lol i dont know how to explain it but i understand the mechanics and am able to hold my own well enough to teach it you know....lol but yeah pops sole i know why the lord sent me here to a foreign country cuz he knew that i wouldnt be able to control my english....for reals this past week we´ve had heaps of random fellas bro just swear, and say all kinds of crap at us....a old fellah the other day was just swearing the worst words at us bro and i got angry you know but as soon as my temper heated i couldnt think of anything in spanish bro...bahahahaha couldnt respond in a way where hed understand!! bahahaha happens all the time bro....lol so i crackup hard and always think fa thats why i got sent here....but yeah we had another hard as week....with this new guy hugo everythings going good....we´ve been teaching him and hes been a miracle from god....does all his commitments and yesterday in our english class he asked me if he could have a book of mormon in english to be able to read it in its original form. cool as ae....were going to try baptize this week but we´ll see....we had a strong as lesson with him about the restauration and we asked him to read the book of mormon and to pray if joseph smith is a prophet...so the very next day we met with him i asked him....so hugo how was your prayer last night........my man was having a hard time talking but told us that after he had read what we had left him and prayed he couldnt go to sleep.. he laid there and laid there and just couldnt go to sleep....he said that he felt that he had something empty that needed to be satisfied, a fire that was burning with in him that wouldnt just leave him alone and he said he woke up and started reading again from the beginning. my man read all night till our lesson the very next day in the morning....we had our lesson and he just told us..this book is true....so that means that joseph smith is a prophet!!! hes an investigator of gold ae.....its like hes just soaking everything in like its been something hes been waiting for his whole life....gets to church before us, reads more than he needs to...almost done actually with the book of mormon, has dropped drinking coffe and tea, calls us to tell us what hes learnt about and all....lol crackup ae... but just if anything has really made my testimony of the book of mormon that much stronger....its the key stone of our religion...everything we believe in is based on that if this book is true or not....and as people come to form their own testimonies on its truthfulness come to know that what we share is true....being able to see hugo gain his own testimony of the book of mormon has made me so grateful for the opportunity that we have to have this knowledge. this direction that helps us know what we need to do to one day return to our father in heaven...we need to take advantage of what we have...today we went to a swap meet kind of thing too on the way home to look for a few things and it was huge!!!! like four times bigger than the swap meet in pearl ridge, and there were so many things there...for reals everything you could ever think of was there...well while me and my comp were walking down the one of the isles i saw a book of mormon!!! lol i stood there for a while and told my comp....little do all these people know but that book is the thing of most value here in this market.... beyond earthly worth and it just killed me to see people walk by it because they just dont know....and its true...the book of mormon teaches the priniciples and ordinances needed for us to know to recieve salvation...not the clothes that were being sold by the vender on the left or the shoes and glasses that were being sold on the right but that very book....if anything it made me more keen to do the work.....as a missionary i have the opportunity each and everyday to share of its truthfulness and theres no doubt in my mind or heart that its true....joseph smith was the prophet who opened this dispensation and translated this book by the power of god.... true conversion only comes by reading it daily and asking god if its true...so family i hope that we can put this into practice and be readily equipped to testify of its truthfullness.... thanks ae mum and dad...i know i wasnt that keen in seminary but as we strived to read them thru out my high school years i was able to establish my own testimony and only continue to strengthen it each day.i love you guys heaps ae....mum and dad....thanks for all that you do...i make a year soon...crackup ae....times flying and i try to better myselft daily....keep going hard in all that you do...know that im making you guys proud..keep going hard mum in school and work you get em girl...send my love to gramz ya.....dad sole you the man bro....awesome to hear that you still supporting mum in the things that she likes to do even tho you get sand in your undies!!! bahahaha love hard ae ....you my best friend ae bro. hori boy....sole glad to hear that your being a good boy bro....keep going hard bro....everybody is looking at you bro and you have that ablitiy to just naturally attract attention so be a good example bro...cultivate every opportunity that you get to grow bro...i love you bro...miss you hard ae...watch over the kids bro and constantly let them know that you love them...ash sole you growing up hard ae bro...sounds like you the man bro...darrel moe wrote me a letter and mentioned how well yourve been doing in football....not surprised bro....you got it all bro..just need to always push yourself to better those talents in that you have....be kind and loving to everybody bro...watch over your sister at school and dont let anything happen to her....i love you so much ash...send me a crackup line if you can ya you ounce.... lia!!! dang you growing up girl!!! i hope your being a good girl...lol i know you are just always remember who you are...i miss you heaps ae lia....im going to start christmas shopping so tell me what you want ya so i can buy it in time to send off...k...and no shame tell me what ever you want...send my love to gramz to yeah miss you heaps and love you even more....but yeah family hope everything is good....this is our last week before the end of our transfer. i think im out lol but i dont know..i love this place so its going to be hard to leave....but yeah the same old same old. my comp found 14 bucks the other day in a drain and we got it out with a piece of wire...as we were taking it out our bishop came by and was like....what are my elders doing here sitting on the side of the road...lol i told him wait and youll see....three seconds later my comp pulled up a ten dollar note....lol they started busting up laughing.....and then my comp pulled up a four dollar note and they just had a mean laugh...told us we had to go pay tithing on it but we actually took it to the member lady who gave us the wire to pull it out....we had a lesson with her right before we found the money and shes been having a hard as time economically and was balling and all so we gave the money to her....14 bucks here is heaps to....like 2 weeks of food so she was greatful as....but yeah thats about it ae family.. i actually gotta bounce but just wanted to let you all know how much i love you...keep going hard in all that you do....with all my love.

Elder kanahele kaka

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Monday, October 25, 2010


hey family!!

what a great letter family...thank you guys so much...i could really feel your presence with me as i read it...alot of things happening ae....thats the only way to do things you fellas...keep busy and we´ll be all good....but yeha thanks for the package family i´ll be keeping an eye out for it...cant wait to get the usbs ae...thats the winner ba!!!! LOL but sounds like you guys had a great temple experience....lol i cant imagine dads...i dont knows!!! lol crackup hard...but im so glad that you guys had the opportunity to go thru as a family...ive really missed it ae....out here in the mission we never get to go through so we are so blessed to have one right in our mist...we just need to take advantage of it.....we are so blessed family...i realize it day after day in how much we really have...we have a home, a car, live in a good community, we have the basics, a family the gospel so many things that the lord has blessed us with that so many other people need and are dying for....we need to always give thanks for all that we have.....im so grateful for everything. but hori boy...sole gotta give a spiritual thought??? bro thats crackup bro...im gonna tell you straight up bro..share what you know bro, whats in your heart, what you feel that everyone needs to hear...elder niel anderson, said something that has always helped me here in the mission bro he said, "we dont know everything but we know enough." so true my brother...im a living testament of this bro...im not smart at all, i dont speak the best spanish, i dont even know the scriptures that well but what i DO know bro is enough...i know that our saviour lives, that this is his gospel and its true. came with a testimony and have only stregthened it my brother...but thats the secret bro is that what every you share, speak from your heart about the things that you know to be true....idk if that helps bro...bahahaha sorry bout it....okay well i´ll give you something....a few weeks ago i had an interview with pres. and he told me something bro that i will never for get...so you can use this for your thought....but he said, "the biggest problems for missionaries is that they know what they need to do, but they just dont do it."....very short but very true....as missionaries we tend to fall in to a routine and just go threw the motions at times cuz we do the same thing every single day....and when we do this we dont recieve all the blessings that the lord has for us....you can liken that bro unto anything and everything....unto us as members of the church, and unto dancers there at pcc...the pcc is a great mission tool in helping many of our brothers and sister around the world come to feel of the savior jesus christ...as dancers you guys have a great priviledge EVERY single day in helping these people feel what we feel from living the gosple...but like im sure as for missionaries you guys tend to fall into a routine and end up not doing the things you guys know you should be doing...and when this happens bro you guys dont recieve the fullness of the blessings that the lord has for you there at the center..then you can expound on it with more commentaries or a scripture if you want...i always use this with the members and share 2 nep 31:20 that says that we need to press foward with a steadfastness in christ or mosiah 2:41 that talks about those who hold out faithful are blessed in all things....but yeah bro just talk from your heart cuz if you dont nothing really matters...go hard bro...

but yeah family, ive been good as ae...hahahaha a very hard week but things are coming around lil by little...lol for us were doing alrite...worked hard all week to find somebody...knocked over 400 doors and pretty much got stached 400 times as well bahahaha...hard as week ae...my comp got a rock thrown at him in his back....we looked back and didnt see anybody..we think that somebody threw it from there house window....i was so mad ae dont even know...my comp had to calm me down again bahahaha irritz the chileans some times...but yeah all week we pretty much slogged our guts knocking doors, going over to members house and doing service and painting homes, cutting grass, helping moving homes and all kinds of stuff to show our love for the members to gain there confidience to be able to get some kind of reference but nope...NOBODY...lol crackup how nobody every tells you before the mission that the hardest thing is finding people ae.....but yeah family hard hard hard as week....really working at our faith and pretty much wearing it down....but it wasnt till saturday....okay so in preach my gospel they give you a bunch of ideas on how you can find people right(chapter 9) lol well one of the suggestions that ive used all my mission but really hasnt worked is giving english clases!! lol whod ever think ae....so every saturday for the past six months in the mornings on saturday (the most uneffective hours of the week here) we have been teaching english....and for every saturday for the past 6 months the same people come...lol a few members and other non members who dont want nothing to do with the church but want to learn english...so yeah i pretty much havnt seen any success come from teaching english at all....but this past week as hard as it was we still prepared a class to teach....we went over saturday morning and opened the chapel and got the room ready and we waited....as time passed the same old people had entered so we started our class....right after the prayer a new fella poped in....he said he was from peru....fresh off the plane, saw one of our fliers and came.....my comp continued with the class and i took him a side to see where he was at with his english....he actually knew alot.....understands everything we say but just has a really hard time responding....so what i did is i told him "well....im going to teach you a few things is that cool??? and i´ll ask you a few questions here and there and then at the end we´ll talk about it...." he agreed and i started to teach him about the plan of salvation, he then put alot of attention on what i was then saying....taught him it all in english from our premortal life, to why we are here on the earth, and what will happen after this life...my comp thought it was really funny but what happened is that it was more than just an english exercise....as this man was listening attentive he felt it. despite his lack of knowledge concerning the english language he in that momnet had felt something that he never had felt before....he asked me in broken english...."do you really believe in what you just taught me??" i bore strong testimony and let him know how it is....he told me that hes always had questions about alot of things and really didnt know what to believe in but as he listened to me he felt a sense of peace and tranquilidad??? forgot the word but yeah.....this same guy (hugo is his name) rocked up to church the very next day and stayed there for all three clases....family this is not some thing that happens to often here......when we teach someone....getting them to church on time and getting them to stay for the whole thing is the hardest thing ever....but what i saw in this man is that when you really have a desire....you´ll do anything..was a really great experience for me to help me see that this is gods work....he cares in everything that we do and as we endure strong, give him all that we got he will bless us....he will test us..nothings ever going to be easy but i know that as we do our part, as we knock all the doors that we can, as we talk to as many members possible, and endure well the lord will bless us....might be in the very last moment, maybe the morning right before in english class but he will bless us....its a promise. but im really excited to work with this guy...has alot of questions and is really keen to learn so we´ll see how he progresses....but yeah family im so grateful to be here...its almost a year but ive learnt so many things already and continue to learn each and every day...i love the book of mormon...its what will keep us on the straight and narrow...hold strong to it family and one day we´ll reap the fruits of our labor... i love you guys so much...mum and dad thanks for all that you guys do for me..im so grateful to have had loving parents as you guys....for having raised us in the gosple and given us the knowledge suffiecient enough to be albe to righteously exercise our free agency...for having taught us the things of most importance of this life...i love you guys so much... lia and ash i love you kids so much...dont even know how much i love you guys...i had a lesson with a family the other day whos son went on the mission the same day as me but they have 4 kids two and there son that left was there oldest but the three last ones remind me so much of you lia and ash and george...i always get emotional there with them but just makes me realize how much you guys really mean to me...keep being good kids and examples to those around you....be loving and kind to all....learn as much as you can and put it in practice always....hori boy...sole be a good boy bro...watch over your brother and sister for me... i love you heaps my brother....think about all the time . be a good example bro and share the gosple every chance that you get....but yeha family i love you so much...heres a few videos...and a pic...send my love to grandma k...and the rest of the family but i love you all so much..con muchisimo amor,

Elder kanahele kaka

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Monday, October 18, 2010


Whats sup family!!!

fa what an awesome letter and an even awesome letter....blowing me away ae....dad you guys are mean as bro...haven’t heard real good music like that in along as time bro...for real’s...i don’t know why but its my soft spot ae...i don’t mind it...i actually love seeing the videos more than anything but always makes me emotional!!! bahahaha somethihngs will just never change!!!! but yeah you guys are big time...so blessed to have such a talented family...so yeah pops send me as much songs as you can k...both video and audio ya...haha for real’s bro..but the ipod is mean as bro for real’s its really what gets me going when i need the help..just hearing your guys voices always reminds me of what kind of missionary i need to be...and it pushes me more than anything to always give my best..so yeah all good pops..
But yeah so sounds like a lots still going on back home...right back into it ae mum...dang u go girl...remember when you were in byu and you had a hard time with you math and i used to tell you....so easy mum!!! bahaha than i went and never got straight A`s!!?? bahahaha crackup but you’ve always been like that mum and its always been something that i admire...but keep going hard ae....and try not to take out all your anger in the home!! lol but sad as to hear about dads friend i actually got a letter from a friend back hom in NZ telling me about it and the video that yous made for him before i read your guys letter but yeah sad as....but at least we have the knowledge of what will happens after this life..but yeah ash sole man...how’s everything in brown bags??? Still in or out? what??? You still starting on the football team??? lol bro you’ve come along way bro...keep going hard ae...got all the talent bro...just gotta cultivate it my brother...keep being humble ae...lia gotta send me those pics that you took with your friends ya..i really want to see them...how you doing in school lia?? being a good girl??? always be nice to everyone ya...shot lia, hori bro...sole going hard??? you learn how to type yet???? I’m in a internet place right now with a bunch of other missionaries and there’s heaps of them bro who don’t know how to type and it sucks bro cuz they can only write a lil bit to their families bro and they always leave mad cuz they couldn’t write everything they want to. So learn how to type sole man...but yeah bro how’s work and all bro??? Gone on for any tofisa yet??? not to brag or anything but i was the first hamata to go on for a tofisa section in this new show...mean ae bro..hahaha before all the big dogs bro...and i was an original of the first six fireknife dancers!! bvhahahaha do you know if they came out witht he dvd yet??? if they did bro hook me up and send it too me....ask dad if he can film you to and put it on the usb so i can put it on my ipod bro!! shot...getting big as too bro...your arms look huge in the video to dads friend...working out hard still?? help ash when you can ae bro.
but yeah family my weeks been good as...yesterday in church we got there right in time before it started cuz we went looking for our investigators and they couldn’t come so we were almost late...but we got in and sat down and write before the sacrament the 1st councilor came up to me and my comp to tell us that we had to give 20 minute talks because the speakers fell thru!!! hahaha bro...lol my comp was mad ae...but we had about 15 minutes to prepare and it was all on...lol there was like 150 people and i was nervous as ae...i could see though how much I’ve really grown. i prepared something small but it ended up good as.. Talked for the whole time all in spanish..lol said a few jokes had the people interested you know what i mean...but when i finished i was just sitting up on the stands and thinking about how far I’ve come on the mission and about all the things I’ve learnt...i got here with a little testimony you know...i knew the church was true...and in my 11 months I’ve only strengthened that testimony...I’ve come to know more of our savior Jesus Christ and what he has done for me....I’ve seen his atonement not work only in the lives of others but in my own as i have the opportunity to repent each night and better myself each day..I’ve come to gain a strong testimony of the basics....faith, repentance, baptism, the holy ghost and persevering...I’ve come to gain a testimony of the restoration...that Joseph really was a prophet of god..who really did see god and his son Jesus Christ...I’ve come to gain family the knowledge of what really matters in life...the knowledge that we can be together as a family forever...and what we need to do to receive these blessings....I’m only half way but I’m so ever grateful for all the things that I’ve learnt in my very short time here serving the lord. i feel so grateful to wear his name and represent him each day...family i love all of you guys so much...I’ve come to really appreciate here on the mission the things that matter most...and its you guys... you all are my everything....thank you all for what you do...keep going hard family and represent hard....be examples to those around youand practice what we believe....my week other than that has just been great....we just got back from a zone activity and i forgot my camera cord so sorry bout it but wont be getting any pics or videos....next week though for sure...i feel bad as...but this week was good...hard as time ....don’t have too much more people to teach...baptized them all!!!! bahahahha na but yeah just looking hard....the hardest part of the work....is finding!! but its where you learn the most....where you really see what your made of you know what i mean...the time to show what kind of missionary you really are...so this testing time for us will be a good one...wanna guarantee yous before next week we´ll find someone to baptize k....secret is hard work...for everything but just gotta do our thing and the lord will bless us....we actually have a lil girl that we are teaching... she loves sharing with us so we are really going to try and help her.....this non member family that we’ve been activating for some time now are another fruit of our labor....the whole family have been going back to church and their son whos 18 and was really lost in life just told me and my comp on Sunday what he needs to do to serve a mission...so it was really emotional for me to hear that from him....he’s been coming with us on divisions and all and he really has the desires now to do it so its cool as...love the family hard ae like my own....gonna miss this place man....we have changes in 3 weeks so I’m pretty sure I’m gone ae...ill have 6 months here so that’s about max i think but we´ll see what happens...elder rosenlof my old comp wrote me today thanking me for the time that we had together....im not going to lie but i miss that furukake ae....lol one month off the mission and he’s saying he’s having a really hard time right now so he just wrote me to thank me for helping him well i was with him...cool as fella. but yeah other than that me and snider are doing good. as...found some more furniture...our house is pimp as now!!!! hahah for real’s..I’ll send pics next week ae...but yeah that’s us ae fam...sorry for writing yous late...just came back from our activity...lol Did you think i forgot??? shorry bout it...lol but yeah family that’s my time...i hope all is well...keep going hard in all that you do...mum, dad thanks for everything. kiddies i love you....send my love to gramz and all the family!! i love you all hard...but i gotta bounce so until next week family. with all my love,

Elder kanahele kaka

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Monday, October 11, 2010


Hey family!!!!

fa how you guys doing??? great i hope...great letters from you guys this week...sounds like alot going on...haha gave me a few good laughs which is the most important....but sounded like you counting my days bro hahahaha 10 months and 11 day you reckon bro??? fa whata sad dude...try not to remind me ae....and yeah mum hit me up with some more face wash k...heaps just of the blue scrub stuff....but yeah other than that im good as...along week you guys dont even know...alot of stuff have gone done so i better start off letting you guys know..
We’ve had another good week...i don’t know if you guys remember brian...the kid that we baptized a few weeks ago??? well we baptized his mum on Sunday and it was just such an spiritual journey with her....so teaching them was the weirdest thing....her husband died a few years ago and after that she just gave up all hope and faith...didn’t want nothing to do with god and just didn’t understand why her you know...but she let us teach her son...so that’s what we did...we started working with him..every time we taught him the mum always listened but never participated....didn’t really want anything to do with us...but when we baptized brian we invited the mum and she ended up coming....and at his baptism that’s when it pretty much happened...she came and saw everything and when i baptized him she just started to ball.....you gotta understand that this lady is a hard nut...when her husband died she didn’t even shed a tear so for us when we saw that we couldn’t believe it ae...but last week we went by and she told us the real reason why she was crying....she said that one lesson we asked brian if he wanted to see his dad again...and he said yes...and then she said that she heard me say that ...well you can and i explained that god has a plan for us to be as a family together forever and its only through following his gospel....and i invited him that day to read and pray about the book of Mormon to see if it was true cuz if yes than what we were sharing was true...and she said that she heard me say this from her room and it was that, that caught her....so when we left her house that day she asked her son for his book and started reading it....she read the intro up to 3 nephi 11 in 4 days right up to when Jesus came and it was then where she felt that she needed to pray so she did.....and she didn’t receive her answer till her sons baptism...and she said that when she saw her son in the waters of baptism she knew with all her heart that she needed to get baptized so this past week when we went by she told us that this Sunday she wanted to get baptized....a miracle family i tell you...like you were saying dad this is a conversion that we all need to experience and when we do we become firm and immovable...you guys gotta see this lady she’s a machine....organized her own baptism...from opening song to closing prayer..bore her testimony her first fast Sunday, and asked the bishop for a calling...something only the gospel can do...change lives...i have a grand testimony of the book of Mormon....it’s the key stone of everything that we believe in...i remember when i got my own witness from god...i didn’t see Jesus or our heavenly father but what i felt was something that i could not deny..i know without a doubt that its true and holds the plentitude of the gosple of Jesus Christ and that’s why I’m here family...its true or its not...that simple, but the only way we can find out is from asking our loving heavenly father...and that’s how basic it is....and i am so grateful for the opportunity to extend this invitation to people each and every single day....so simple...but yet powerful...scarlet has only strengthened my testimony of that...so here are some pic’s of us at her baptism...so grateful for having had the opportunity to have brought her family the gosple...but yeah had her baptism Sunday and it was such a great way to start off you know.....then around 8 oclock a recent convert about 15 years old called us up just balling....and crying and said....elder elder help me...help me. so i asked him where he was at and immediately we left to go look for him...we find him at the chapel just all beat....some of his brothers friends in the house had beat the crap out of him and his little brother and they had ran away from home and had nowhere to go....family you guys don’t even know how mad i was i wanted to go over there and smash them all...i was hard out upset ae...my companion had to calm me down but i know these fwams...all little punks and they just ganged up on a fifteen year old and his lil bro who’s only 11....but we took them home and had them clean up and i gave them some of my clothes and we gave them blessings and we took them over to a members house where they stayed the night...but it was just so sad....these kids without a father...a mother who works out of town for 14 days and only comes home for 4 days then is out again for another 14...they have nothing and i just felt so grateful for the things that i have...a family...things we take for granted sometimes that other people would kill to have you know....so today me and my comp took them out to bowl and to mcdonalds....never eaten at mcdonalds ever in their lives and of course had never gone bowling so it was a real treat for them....i took a few pics so i´ll send them to you guys...but yeah that’s what we did today....oh and guess what family....like on Thursday i got a call from a member in the ward telling me he needed help cleaning out his yard so me and my comp went over and helped him hard for ages cutting a whole field of grass with only a shovel for ages...but he noticed that my shoes we hard out worn out and then he asked me what size i was...and my feet compared to chileans are huge so when i told him he was like...oh i got some shoes that you can have, my uncle bought them for me but they were to big...so he went inside to get them and brought them out and they were brand new tracking church shoes....just perfect!!! guys dont even know...blessings from the heaven!!!! lol so yeah i got me a free pair of shoes so i wont be needing anymore...cool as ae...but yeah that was my week....i want you all to know family that i love each and single one of you...dad you’ve been the most awesome dad ae....i hope that i can be a father just like you bro when i have my own kids...you were small kine hard on me bro...but it was the only way bro...you my best friend bro...thanks for everything ae....mum i love you too...hahaha remember you wanted to show me how to cook before the mish??? lol well i should have learnt!!!! lol this past week we’ve had to cook our own lunch so it would have been a big help!!! hahaha stupid boy ae me....but im learning heaps from my comp....good as cook...but i love you mum....u the bomb girl...for reals i can’t wait to hug you and kiss you again...almost there tho...but go hard in all that you do and make sure dad wears his garments ae....lol...hori!!! sole i miss you bro....keep being a good boy and watch over the kiddies for me ae bro...teach them and LOVE them bro...i love you hard my brother..ash!!!! sole i miss you bro...keep sending me funny lines from movies ae!!!! hahahaha and make heaps of videos for me bro...you better the george bro!! hahaha just learn how to play the gat...but i love you bro...sharks only bite when you touch their private parts!!!! LIA!!!!you growing up so fast my little honey!!!! dang.. i miss you so much tho lia....i hope you are being a good girl in school and where ever you are...but i miss you heaps lia...send my love to gramz k and tell her that i miss her heaps...but i love u lia...pray for you always....but yeah family i gotta bounce i love you guys so much...hope everything’s going good....thanks for all that you guys do for me....remember who you are. love you guys with all my heart.

Elder kanahele kaka

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