Saturday, August 3, 2013

July 14th

Hey family!

I figured out that I go home on July 2nd, 2014!!! Do you realize that this is less than 12 months left!!! I'm snowboarding down this mission and like snowboarding, I don't know how to stop or slow down So just close your eyes and open them and I'm home. All the trainers that trained my batch are headed home so it is crazy seeing how fast this is going! I'll be home for the 4th I think! I've had 7 companions now all of which are Filipino.

At our Zone Conference, Elder Ardern came (of the 70) and gave us instruction. He is a brilliant man with profound knowledge of the Preach my Gospel. I learned sooo much from him. 
During the lunch break we ate at a restaurant and got to sing "Called to Serve" in front of the working staff. It was a great experience!

I also noticed in the new Liahona, that the former mission president in University Place, Elder Pearson is now a 70. Man, that caught me of guard when I saw his talk in the Liahona about prayer with a story about Ben, my old class mate and track mate! I admonish you to read it! It's great and my prayers have changed because of it!

On exchanges this week, my companion was Elder Solomon from New Zealand. It was one of the best exchanges I've gone on!

Thanks for your prayers! Almost every night I know that you pray for me as potential problems are always miraculously avoided.

I love you all! We have 2 baptisms this Saturday and 6 the next Sunday! 

Elder Kapeliela

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July 7th

No one told me how their 4th was!! Mine was awesome! I sang the "National Anthem" a ton haha. And the lightning gave me a SICK show! The lightning was gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Over the sea!!! It was epic! and far away, so I was safe haha. Soooo cool, I cant wait for you all to come here and pick me up!

This last week was alright! My companion got sick so we didn't get to work that much. I had a lot of time to read the bible, so that was nice! I finished Luke and almost all of acts! Acts 20 through 23 are my new favorite chapters!

We're going to the mission home later because We fulfilled the zone goals!!!! FOOD GAMES!!! FINALLY!!! I haven't done anything fun because there are like 20 new rules that we've been living. Seriously... I haven't had real fun in like 6 months........

I'm so happy about all the mission calls!

Macklemore apparently blew up!! Is Bianca still dancing for him?? Hopefully, I can get a spot on his dance crew after my mission. LOL

The new famous song here is Gyomi a Korean song, its actually really catchy, I learned the dance too haha.

We have 5 baptisms next week. We're blowing this branch up haha.
We had 9 investigators at church on Sunday, so It's been a good work!

Next week I've been out for a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! It'll even go by faster after that!!!! That means Dad served the same fire extinguisher twice now and the next time he goes back to that business I'll be there with him!!! 

Haha, I'm definitely not done with my mission though, I have many more miracles to witness!

Love you all, thanks so much for all the letters!!