Glad to hear everyone is doing well!! I’m learning why they say the Holidays on a mission are so hard! It's not because you're homesick and crying and stressed all the time, it's because getting back into the "normal" flow of things is worse than coming off of winter break and getting back into school! The last two weeks have just been filled with all sorts of fun and odd activities and ward parties and family visits to the point where it's been a challenge for not just us but the members and non-members alike to get used to us walkin' around and knocking on doors again :P haha! anyway, we're doin it though and hopefully after the new year is officially ushered in we can really buckle down and finish what might be my last week in Kane'ohe out strong!! :)
We had President Interviews! That was good! It's always nice to be able to see in person and council with our mission president.
After skyping with you guys we spent the rest of our Christmas visiting with the Threet's and then fishing off the side of the road with them and one of our other members. Anyway, all three of us caught something which was INCREDIBLE especially since Oahu has pretty much been fished out especially with the small kine fishing we were doing :P haha! anyway, then we had a great dinner with the Kapeles where we enjoyed some home made Haupia (one of the only ways I will eat coconut!) and went to the stake center to watch Frozen! :) haha! That movie is a lot more enjoyable when it's not being sung and reenacted by multiple 5 year old girls. :P haha! anyway, and since then we've just been slowly working our way back into the groove of things only to be interrupted again by New Years this week :P haha! Anyway, I love you all and wish you the best! Thank you again for all that you are and all that you do! :) I pray for you always! stay strong, carry on, and don't forget to be awesome!! :)
Anyway, I love you all and wish you the best! TTFN!!Elder Powell
p.s. When you watched Into the Woods were the Giants in the sky? Cause last I checked they were in San Francisco.
Guess what the most popular Christmas gift is here in Hawaii?
(hint: it's chocolate covered macadamia nuts...)
We don't kid around when it comes to eating "raw fish" over here! hahaha! :)