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Luke A. Powell
Hawaii Honolulu Mission
1500 South Beretania St. Suite #416
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homeless - Oscars - Google Translate


Man it's so weird every time you guys say "Maddy is doing this, or Maddy is doing that." it seems like not that long ago she had just left and then to get the whole e-mail addressed to just me and well yeah it's all still taking a little adjusting to, and I'm not even the one that went home! haha! anyway, It really does fly by! I can't believe I've almost been out 4 months already and that's not including my mini-mission! I think I've said this before but the days here are SO long and yet some how each week disappears before you know it's gone and you find yourself back at the library next to your companion, e-mailing home and realizing you have nothing to write about and so you begin to ramble about situations leading up to you coming to the library and then realize you've caught up to yourself in real time already and are forced to end your extremely long sentence. (yeah... I think that made sense? I don't know, I'm just not going to re-read it and leave the interpreting part in your hands. Hope you've all got your Urim and Thummims!)

So anyway, onto real news! this week has been just another average week in Kane'ohe. Still just visiting less-actives, part-members, and active members and trying to find solid investigators from any source possible! It has gotten to the point where I kind of want to just get a soup box and stand on the street corner and preach... but well... all that would attract are the crazy homeless people that we already attract so well and talk to and pray with all the time anyway. They're great! (well most of the time anyway.) It's funny because with how much walking around town we do I wouldn't be surprised if people around here just assume we are homeless as well! haha! But anyway, back to the not quite so homeless people!

We had an AMAZING lesson this last week with S! He's still really been struggling with the idea of only ONE true church and that he can't get baptized and be a part of ALL of them because well, that's just the kind of loving and accepting guy that he is! His door is always open to everybody! Even us crazy homeless Mormon missionaries! haha! But anyway, so we watched the movie Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration with him (keep an eye out for this one at the Oscars during the millennium! It's a great one!) and afterwards the spirit was SOO incredibly strong!! and we were just baring our testimonies and it was just amazing! anyway, so we'll see if he keeps the commitment this time to actually read and pray about the Book of Mormon, but he was very sincere in taking it so we are hopeful! :) We also helped him download the Gospel Library app and he just LOVES that! Even if he mostly only uses it for the Bible and not the BoM, the Bible is still a great book and the app is still a great app!! haha! I'm SUPER excited and anxious to get iPads mostly just for that app and all the resources there in! haha

Anyway, I've probably taken too long already, we've gotta get going, but I love you all and miss you every day. As well I love the Lord and so I must bid you all adieu! Until we e-mail again!

Don't Forget to be AWESOME!!!

Aloha Nui Loa!

-Elder Powell

p.s. I've come to the decision that the Book of Mormon would have been much more interesting and entertaining to read had Joseph Smith translated it using Google Translate! 

p.p.s. Pictures: Kane'ohe zone at our combined zone conference with Mililani, and also just running into a familiar face at that same meeting! :) haha

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