Monday, June 28, 2010

Barbara & Carolina's Home:


Kia Ora whanau!!!

whats up family!!!! how you guys been bulleh!!!??? Man i miss you guys hard ae....the letter was awesome. just what i needed to keep going hard ae. thanks family. i love you guys so much. im so grateful for all of you and the great relationship that we have with one another. isnt to popular now days and its really rare to find so im just so grateful for each and everyone of you guys!!! but yeah waca waca is three mean ae hahaha you need to listen to the version in spanish! lol i know all the words already and its crackup cuz i understand it all!!! lol but yeah the country is still going crazy...they just lost against spain but they still classified and they play against brazil today so rigth now everything is just going crazy...it was actually hard to find a place that was actually open to use the internet but we did it...lol but yeah this weeks been another hard week bahahaha you not right lia mocking me ae girl!!! hahaha but the coolest thing happened this past week family....we baptized barbara and carolina!!! the coolest thing every ae...fa i remember the first day that we found them and all the times that weve taught them and all the times that theyve cried to us and its been such a rewarding journey to have gotten to help these two ladies feel the love of christ in their lives. i dont know if i told you but they are having some really hard times right now but this past week everythime we had gone by they had cried because they are so grateful for all that we had did...even tho lifes crap for them right now there so happy because they have the gospel in their lives. we havnt done anything ae...but now they just look at life in a different light. they have greater eternal perspective and you can really see how theyve changed. its so funny cuz i told them before they had their interview that the last commandment is that as members of the church we need to go to bed before 9 oclock lol just as a joke you know and you should have seen their response it was so crackup..they were like okay, the more the better. and when we taught them about obidence we did an exercise with 10 pieces of paper and how each one was one of the commandments. and that the paper represented us....and we showed them how that if we only obey one commandment itll be easier to fall into temptation and in this case for us representing the paper it´ll be easier to rip.... and then we showed them that if we keeep all ten that we are strengthened and that its only for our protection and that its harder to rip ten pieces of paper compared to 1!! lol understand you dumb maoris!?? lol sorry for explaining my life but this is what she said to me when i told her that she had to go to bed early!! lol and she was serious...she was like if thats what the lord wants i know that it will only strengthen me, and she quoted 1 nephi 3:7..i will go and do!!! and yeah even tho it was a joke it was just awesome to see how they have been able to really grasp the doctrine of why we do things that we do and have that greater eternal perspective you know...but yeah they are so awesome....working with them has really strengthened my testimony of the truthfullness of the gospel and the power that comes throught the atonement of jesus christ..these two women have been examples to me and i can truly testify from personal experience that this is the only true church of god, and that our savior jesus christ lives...theres nothing that is more rewarding then seeing the gospel provide hope, comfort and strength to those who are looking for the truth but know not where to find it. i love missionary work ae..no other place in the world id rather be than here as a servant of the lord. i have learnt so much and continue to do so each and every day. the holy ghost is the man!!! hahaha to have his constant companionship is the greatest blessing. i dont know how else this work could be done. but yeah that was my week. i hope you guys are doing good ae...mum and dad i love you guys heaps. mum thank you for your strength and love for us kids. your a tough cookie ae hahaha so go hard mum...im so grateful for all that you have done for us mum i love you so much...dad, sole live out of that book preach my gospel...lol its a cheat sheet on how to be succesful in the missinoary field. for reals bra we read that book every day...lol i get small kine sick of it but its how the lord wants us to do this work....that book is how i learnt how to speak spanish! hahahaha but yeah bro awesome ae dad...keep being real bro...thats something ive always enjoyed about your teachings, like jorge said is that their from your heart and thats the way bro...but i love you dad...miss you heaps ae..grateful for the relationship that we have ae dad...thank you bro...my best friend dog. but yeah hori boy good reading your experiences as bro...keep going hard my brother...pcc is an awesome place bro..take advantage of all the good examples that you have around you bro..theres no other place in the world like it bro...you going to be a mean as missionary ae bro...i love you hard bro...fa miss you too ae hahaha bro im getting fat!!! bahahaha na im just growing i think cuz i dont look fat but im putting on heaps of wiegth and all my clothes are getting tight as.!!! bahahaha i wieghed myself the other day and i wieghed in at 211 lbs bro!!! bahahahaha mean ae....lol my abs are dissapearing alittle but i gotta get back into my p90x workouts! lol but yeah bro keep going hard bro...ash!!! sole u the most talented out of all of us ae bro...bloody natural!! lol sole you going be better than george one day bro just keep learning bro and never think your the best your the man ae...i always listen to your recordings and i just have the meanest laughs ae...your so gobe bro!!! ounce! but your songs are tight as bro....take advantage of you brother george bro...you can learn so much from him bro so always push yourself ae bro...hes gonna leave one day so you gotta learn all you can bro....i love you my little brother..keep going hard in all that you do and love you little sister always...lia!!! how you doing my baby!!! i miss you heaps ae...and yes if you havnt realized i did baptize someone!! hahaha but ya i still didnt get the box=( im running out of medicine as well so hopefull this week...i miss you hard tho lia...saw the fotos at waimea and you growing up girl...dang!!! you better not have any boy friends ya!!! lol but keep going hard my little sister... i miss you the most! hahaha oh but ya tell gramz thanks for all her cards. i get her pics almost every week and they always come at the right time... but i love you lia...listen to mum and dad and your bros ya. i miss you heaps and love you even more..but ya family with this letter ive attached some fotos and a video so let me know if it works k...but yeah my times come to an end.. i just want you all to know how grateful i am for all that yous do, for your sacrifice to have me here serving the lord. keep going hard and do the things we know we need to do. i love and miss you guys hard. but well tallk next week.

love, Elder kaka kanahele

Monday, June 21, 2010

FAMILY!!!!!!!

sup you black maoris!!!!! cheeeehuuuuuu!!! made it through another week!!!! hahahaha hallelujah! na but yeah first off with all your questions hahaha.. i got to watch the videos just today because the computer last week didn’t work with the usb drive and thanks ae you fellahs....had me cracking up hard ae!!! ash your the man bro!!!! fa you sound flippin mean ae bro straight up I’m so shocked dog....keep going hard my little brothers I’m so proud of you guys ae....make me so jelous hahahaha you fellah’s don’t need dad anymore my little brothers hahaha spread your wings and fly solo my little ones bahahahaha na but honestly you guys are tight as....It was an awesome treat to hear the tunes from my own blood...the things that you really take for granted...means so much to me now ae...I love you guys hard. but yeah I’m excited to hear lia now!!! hahaha talented mungrals!!! keep going hard siblings!! lol do it for the maoris ae!!! lol
but yeah mum the package....I’m good with the can food ae...like i still have heaps soooooo you don’t need to send me any of those...just hook me up with allot of pop tarts....oreos the big packets, with like chips ahoy the chewy ones hahahaha and grandma sent me some hard mango lollies one time so if you can find some of those..and if you can fill the gaps with jolly ranchers....lol both hard and soft !!! bahahaha i hope that wasn’t shy enough.. bahahaha shot mum...you know how we are...lol
but yeah family was awesome letter from you guys this week....always has me so grateful for the awesome family that i have...I’m so proud of you all...thanks for all the detail in the lunch and everything at cholos you ounces!!! frik you guys!!! bahahaha na keep hoking me up with all the details k don’t worry they don’t make me homesick if that’s what you’re thinking...there’s no homesickness anymore ae....lol gotta be hard whanau!!! for reals like i get to thinking about you guys a lot but it always makes me wanna work harder and be my best....rep it for the ohana back in the islands ae...no more time for crying mum hahaha be hard girl....lol and dad bro im so proud of you dog for wearing your garments bro...way to go bro...i knew you could do it bro hahahaha crackup..but yeah this week’s been crazy ae...raining like crazy and its really my first time in the rain ae and my first reaction is that we stay in the house you know but hahahaha not even like that ae...crackup we just get our walks on hard with the water past our ankles and its bloody freezing for days. knocking doors...visiting contacts and all in the straight up cold floods of Santiago Chile....its the coolest thing ae because ill never do this again so every day with every new experience just gotta go hard and give it your all....its world cup soccer season right now too and it just makes things so oooo much harder lol cant enter into any house because these soccer maniacs are always watching the games....family its sooooooo crazy here....Chile has been winning and apparently they’re really good and you just gotta see everyone...just going crazy...school, work, transportation systems, stores, and everything just shuts down and the whole country just throws’ on the meanest party lol for reals im not even exacturating ....every bodys throwing bbqs and beeping horns, people running throughout the street half naked and all kinds of crap, i have the meanest laughs as well...soccer is huge here man...and i don’t know how things have been there but there’s a song that SHAKIRA made, called waca wace and it’s like the theme song of the world cup and every single day, every single hour, home that we enter is playing it or watching it and i think i know every word to it bahahahaha so crackup and its all in spanish so yeah i don’t know where its coming from but my pride for this country tends to grow with each passing day...bahahaha viva chile!!!!! lol the work is going good though...my companion as well...still the same but he’s cool just gotta love em ae....barbara and carolina should be getting baptized this week but we don’t really know....had a few problems with the husband this past week and weren’t able to go to church so we don’t know what’s going down ae.,..got a lesson with them this Tuesday so I’m really anxious to see what goes down...they’re awesome though ae...taught them the word of wisdom and the trashed all there tea, coffe, and ciggys!!! and here in chile those are the hardest...everyone drinks coffee and tea because its always cold but the very next day after we taught them word of wisdom they trashed everything....awesome as ae....gold for reals!!! bahahaha...its been so awesome to see how the gospel has not only changed their lives in this little bit of time but how it has given them hope to carry on...we’ve only known them for three weeks and its really a miracle to see the progress that they have made and how strong their desires our to be baptized....so awesome family....stuff like this always makes me so satisfied to knock a hundred doors and be rejected but to only carry on because i know that there’s people who the lord is preparing to listen to this message of the restauration.and to see them capture a eternal perspective of why we are really here you know....oh its just awesome...cant express my joy but its just cool as ae hahahaha love this work and the opportunity that i have each day to work in this part of the lords vineyard...i love this gospel and im so grateful for our savior Jesus Christ and for his atoning sacrifice that he made to save us from this spiritual separation from our heavenly father. for this infinite sacrifice that he offers to everyone that are willing to follow his council, his gospel...nobody’s perfect but we gotta strive each day to better our selves ae...im so proud of you guys and for your everything that you guys do...keep going hard in the gospel and all that you do ae....mum dad i love you guys and so grateful for all that you do...george way to waste boyd bro....give him a hiding bro lol flippin fobsss...i miss you though my brother. keep going hard ae bro...you’re the man uce...share your talents dog...you talented buggah...ash you too dog...fa im sooooo proud of you guys ae... don’t even know my little bros.. i love you guys heaps...keep doing all the right things ae...be good examples...send my love to puna that clown hahaha...lia i love you my little sister...I’m so excited to hear your songs girl...keep learning spanish k mi negrita...le echo de meno tanto!!! mas que todo!!! bajajaja!! love you lia...but yeah my times run out family..send my love to all the family k!! i love you guys

Elder kaka kanahele

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010


Kia Ora Family!!!!

I miss you guys heaps ae...was such a great joy to read your guys letters today and i was having a mean as laugh!! shot for that ae...but yeah im doing good. hahahaha this weeks still been hard but jut fighting through it...lol weve actually been having alot of success ae.....crackup cuz the hard part now is not missionary work its with my comp...this week we found heaps of peopel to teach and were teaching like every other hour in the day...and i dont wont to sound like im braggin or anything ae but im the man ae!!! first of all like what you said pops about Polynesians being blessed bro...they truely are ae....lol like for me i have like a mean as skill ae to just to get to know people and to keep them interested ae....like until now i pretty much followed all my companions and the way in which they tought and i just took it as like thats how it needs to be done but this week bro i just did things my own way ae hahahaha ripped it up hard. directed like a champ and its working. i dont know if you guys remember but audrey told me before i left to just be myself and i feel right now that im being myself 100% and things have just been coming a lot more easier ae...like it was hard at first because the whole language barrier and all but.. now like i tell jokes when i teach..use mean as simple examples that people can understand principles better. and i share like my one experiences ae...i went on divisons the other day with a missionary who’s almost done as well and ive realized that many of us missionaries are like robots just reciting lines, but you cant be like that ae....were dealing with real people with real problems and i feel like ive been so blessed to have that ability to just talk with them and to be able to help them. You guys would laugh at me hard ae...because like for reals im a straight up geek in Spanish but at least im real ae...and people like that and this week we’ve been able to see a lot of success....we found 4 new investigators this week and that rearly happens here in santiago chile!!! bahahahah in our zone class people were like ae!?!?!?!?! haha couldn’t believe it ae but the mean thing is that there like investigators of quality!! hahaha like they’ve been prepared by the lord. two of them who are progressing the most right now is carolina and barabara and there sisters and there’re cool as...ones like 28 and the other is like 36 but you got to see how we were able to get into there house....so we knocked on there door and got the regular "get lost" ...and i asked her if we could say hi really quick so she came to the door all salty made at the world and said...what!?? lol and my comp did his contact and we got the same old answer...."get lost" lol but right when she said that here other sister carolina came to the door with a guitar...and in my fob as Spanish like started talking to her about the guitar and stuff and to make along story short asked them if i could play them a song and they let me and i put on like a little concert on there front door. bahahahahah it was ugly as but we got in and were able to really get to know who they were and there needs and they accepted a baptism date for the 27 of June. my comp hasn’t had an investigator for the past 4 months and so is very excited, and experiences like this have just been happening like crazy this week...the magic word "pasen"...ive heard for the first time in along time like 5 times this week and i just have a mean as laugh...and the coolest thing family is that 3 of our investigators were able to go to church and they even were able to watch a baptism this past week so the work right now is rolling...been such a hard but awesome rewarding week and i know that this is the work of the lord. george ash, and lia i want to tell you guys that i love you so much ae....george go hard bro....pcc is an awesome place to open up and grow bro. do things that you’d never do bro. learn as much as you can in school bro and just continue to perfect your talents bro....they’re going to come in handy hard one day dog....help ashely bro become great!! hahaha because right now he’s still bubble gum! lol na but work with him bro and teach him all that you know. i so proud of you ae bro...your´ve always made me want to work harder bro. watch over your sister bro. ash!!!! hahaha sole you all over the place ae...playing basketball and now rugby!!! woiya!!! sorry bout it!! lol bro your the man bro...just gotta always remember that there’s someone better than you to make you always wanna work harder. im excited to get your songs ae....i got a usb from gramz with all the pics and videos and stuff so that was a good treat so tell her thank you for me k...but keep going hard in all that you do bro....heard you was one ripper!!! oh sorry bout it then lol keep learning and growing bro. listen to mum and dad k little man. But be good bro and strengthen your testimony always k. im so proud of you bro and i love you heaps.....hi lia!!!! i cant believe you never like go in the water because you thought there was one shark!!!! omg you are one big panty!!! hahahaha na im just joking but lia thanks for your sweet loving letter.... i had a little cry ae....i just wanted you to know that i love you so much!!! YOUR my HERO!!! en serio vato!!! lol pero tiene que mejorar tu espanol para que podamos comunicarnos, esta bien??? lol thats your little home work for the week...translate that k! hahaha but keep being a good girl k honey. saw all your may day pics and your so beautiful!!! listen to mum dad and your brothers k....mum and dad i love you guys....mum still haven’t got the package but im pretty sure ill get it tomorrow! and im glad u guys got my video...ill make more and some them next week k...but heres a few pics and a few old videos so i hope you guys like them! but i love you guys heaps and i go hard every day to make you guys proud. Thanks for your guys service for me to be here..oh i took out 60 bucks today too....lol need some food...lol sorry bout it!!! but yeah worked perfectly=) but i gotta bounce. love you guys!!!!

Elder Kanahele

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kia Ora Family,

It was awesome getting to read your guys letter and see how all of you guys are doing....haha to start off as missionaries we are all put in sectors with like limits so there is a mcdonalds but it isnt in our limits hahahaha so we cant eat there but its all good... but ya i didnt get the box yet mum so ya send the next one in enough time before i run out k!!! but ya family ive had a long as week....i didnt want to tell you guys this but im just going to tell yous lol...this weeks been the hardest week of my life..haha. Its flippin hard and I didnt want to tell you guys but theres something that ive learnt from this that i wanted to share...here in chile its been one big massive challenge ae. Every day im faced with something different some thing new that brings its own challenges and before I thought...why?? like why do things have to be so hard when im here serving the lord, doing his work..and this week ive realized that its in the hard times where we dont know how were going to get through with things were we grow and where we really feel the power, love,and strength that comes through the atonement of christ and where we really realized that the lord is only serving us. when i think about it i havnt done anything ae....the lords been serving me in these 6 months and i know that the lord will never give us nothing that we cant do!! and this is something thats helped me have more love for my companion. eventhough i feel like cracking him some times i know that its then where i need to love him. its been hard, but its not impossible so i continue to strive and be an example for him...its crackup cuz i do everything to the extremes hahaha...just so he feels guilty longer lol like wake up half and hour earlier, go to sleep ealier, study earlier, leave the house earlier and its crackup but yeah thats how its been this week...hes actually a really smart fellah but i think hes just forgotten why hes here so ill make him remember hahahaha..but yeah this sector is way different ae...like nothing like my old sector...hahahaha i had to have a laugh cuz..NOW im in chile!! its crazy and the work here is differnt too...like theres different methods that work here that would never have worked in los andes but yeah just learning the ropes rite now...our ward is mean as....its pretty big for a ward here in chile has like 200 people and there all cool as....a ward that functions mean as like all the people fulfill there callings and its true that the structure of the church is perfect....i bore my testimony in church to introduce myself and everybody wanted for grind me after hahahaha i was okay irritz!!!! the whole world went come up to me to talk to me but i met a dude who was a companion of soul kinikini in argentina! the kinikini boy that was in my math class at byu!! hahaha i had to laugh cuz i remember talking to soul about his mission.but ye that was cool as....everyday we eat luch with a mamamita!! hahaha she a member in the ward thats a convert but shes awesome ae...she has a guitar so i just jam it up hard ever day for her every lunch time hahaha she loves it ae even though she cant understand a word but yeah thats how things have been...i miss you guys heaps....so good to hear how things have been with you guys....tell george i missed his presence this week...haha not the same not hearing from him but its all good.....ash keep going hard bro....i wanna know how much points you scored do so count them and let me know you ounce...hahahaha keep going hard tho my little bro...use your time this summer productively k bro and always be safe...watch over you little sister lilia....lia you the only one that didnt go to kauai??? dumb!!! hahaha sweet as girl...excited for your camp coming up??? mean ba...try take some pictures and send them to me k!!! k but lia want you to know that i love you heaps ae and i miss you even more...keep being a good girl and listen to your brothers and mum and dad....mum and dad i love you guys heaps and miss you guys even more....dont worry about me,,im doing good as. growing so much and learning heaps everyday so thats a good thing ae!! hahahaha but tell george that i miss him and that i love him too. send my love to gramz and wailani. but i gotta bounce so ill talk to yous next week my beautiful family.
love
Elder Kaka