September was when they had the 50th. anniversary celebration for the PCC.
We did not go to anything it was more of a reunion for all those that have worked and served at the PCC.
September 8, 2013; Marsha attended a fireside at the Laie Stake Center, the speaker was Sister Wendy Watson Nelson the wife of Elder Russell M. Nelson. Her topic was “What Would a Holy Woman Do”. She expressed her desire to just do every day acts a little better each day, such as spending time with your children, family, church calling, relationships, cleaning your home etc. Not to be perfect, just a little better. To think about what we are doing with the time Heavenly Father has given us.
September 21, 2013; We attended the Missionary Conference for all the missionaries on Oahu with Elder Jeffery R. Holland. A great experience, we all filed up to the front of the chapel to shake his hand along with his wife and a member of the presidency of the 70 Elder Ulisses Soares and his wife. Elder Holland explained that he General Authorities used to interview every missionary every year. Since there are too many to do that now they shake each one’s hand and look them in the eye and that is the interview. Some of the subjects he touched on were:
1. The need to honor our temple covenants
2. Don’t make the mission president babysit you, grow up at home.
3. While on a mission you are an Apostle with a small “a” because you do the same thing as He does spread the gospel.
4. Always stay strong, it is your duty even after your mission.
5. You cannot go inactive or set a bad example as a returned missionary.
6. You should go home with at least one convert…You! Then work as hard as you can to teach others.
7. You will be changed forever by serving a mission.
We will be changed forever because of our service this last seventeen months. It has been worth everything we have put into it.
September 29, 2013: Happy Birthday Paul, Love Ya.
Marsha went to the Woman’s Broadcast. She ask Michelle McKee to go with her, she was baptized a year ago last July. She was active for about six months and then started working and fell into some old habits and stopped coming. She is moving out of our ward at the end of the month…but wanted to know we love and need her. We try to visit her each month. She accepted and was excited to come. Rena Phung our bishops wife & Chris Petty, a senior sister missionary from Texas came with Marsha. The messages were perfect for Michelle, Honoring your baptism covenants… She said that she truly felt the spirit. Good evening.
October 1, 2013: We went to the temple today. The person Marsha went through for was born on October 1, 1742, hope she accepted the gift of the temple.
October 2, 2013: Kahana Valley class day, Grandpa Kahala let his grandchildren Chenell, Angel and Shyla come to our class today. We are always glad when they can come. The grandparents have legal custody, they would like to be baptized, their father ask them “Why don’t you join a Christian Church”. We had five nonmembers, five members and two too young to be baptized at class.
After class we visited with J.D. a 16 year old who also lives in Kahana Valley. His mom and brothers are all inactive members, he was never baptized. We taught him the Plan of Salvation. He gave the closing prayer and prayed “I hope I can go to Church”. This was a huge step for him and his mother who sat in on the lesson also. He has attended Y.M. a few times but not Sacrament meetings.
October 5, 2013: Conference weekend, love it, here in Hawaii it starts at 6:00 A.M. We met with all the Sister Missionaries & Young Elders in our Zone at the Visitors Center to watch this session. Afterward the three Senior Couples at the V.C. and us provided breakfast, fresh fruit & muffins. We always enjoy the company.
October 7, 2013: Perparation day, We had a couple of missionaries over for breakfast we always enjoy visiting with them.