Monday, August 31, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
78 Burgos Street
3305 Cauayan City
Saturday, August 22, 2015
We're finally here! Sorry for not being able to call in Japan, we ended up not having a lot of time. We have a short time to email right now; they said we'll have another day to email later. But they said we could email now to let you guys know that we're okay.
We arrived at around 10 last night. The flight wasn't too bad; I got a few hours of sleep throughout the whole travel. I'm so excited to be here! This MTC is way different from the Provo one. This one is super small, it's humbling. The feeling is a little different but the Spirit is just as strong here. So far we just had breakfast (which was reaaally masarap [tasty]) and a small orientation thing. And we're going proselyting later on! I'm super nervous, but excited at the same time.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know again that everything went well and we're safe and being well taken cared of.
Mahal ko po kayo!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
From: Sky & Tina,
To: Tema, Lorry, and Isaac
Mahalo nui loa for such a loving act of kindness and support for our missionary! I know he appreciated it and enjoyed his Malasadas immensely!!
Yes, our families go way back. Lorry being a Hilo girl and Tema and I serving the same mission. Only good memories!
Lorry I didn't know that your dad did some welding for my dad's truck! I bet it was his pipe racks or maybe mounts for the different size engine he put in. Whichever one it was, I still got my dad's truck and both is holding up great!! Excellent workmanship! I love that old truck!! Mahalo again Lorry, Tema, and Isaac!
Love you guys!
Sky, Tina, and 'Ohana!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Magandang umaga mom!
Awesome! Actually I do have some things I want. Can you send over my black elastic sweatpants? It has white lines going down the sides and small zippers on the bottoms. And the fabric is almost like the extra support garments. So that, a jeans, my quiksilver hat, and pictures? Pictures of like the family, temple, grandparents, stuff like that. I think that's it for now, but I'll let you know if I need something else. You can also send me a surf shorts too in case I like swim in the Philippines ;)
Oh and please thank Uncle Keenan guys and Aunty Lani them! They sent me a bunch of ono snacks! The elders in my district got a bunch of snacks too, so the table in our room is covered with all kine stuff haha. And uncle Keenan sent me one of his CDs! I can't listen to it here, so I reaaally hope I can listen to it in the Philippines somehow. I was so excited when I saw it though! I've been thinking about it for some reason for a few days before I got it. Anyway, tell them I said thank you so much please!
I also met Elder Damuni just this morning! We sat next to some elders at breakfast and I asked where they were going. From there we started talking story and he said he was from Maui, went to Kamehameha school, and is going to Samoa. As he left to dump his plate, I realized he was the boy with the popular dad haha! I remembered watching his video before I left. So on his way back I told him I knew him and I'd tell you guys I met him. So let his parents know he's doing great in the MTC! He's a cool guy.
Sister Alapa is really cool too! She came up to me this week and we talked story for a bit. Are we cousins? Or are you and her parents just really close?
Anyway, I'm so glad that you and everyone else are doing okay. Thank you so much for putting so much time into me and our family, even though it meant neglecting your schoolwork. I'm so grateful for you mom. Man I miss Jeremias sooo much! And it's so funny that Fia doesn't smile as much like U'i (it's almost like karma hahaha).
Alright, I still have to reply to dad's email too. Elder Bice is almost ready to go. I'm so glad you guys remember to write me haha. I remember thinking it wouldn't be anything special to write you guys or have you guys write me while I'm out here. So thank you guys so much. And I'll say this is my email to dad too, but I am so proud of Ohu! It's amazing that he's working so hard so he can serve his mission. And that would be so sick if he got called to a spanish-speaking mission or something haha. Let him know that he's such a great example to me and that he'll be so prepared to come out here from working to being a [Sunday school] teacher, it's crazy. Knowing he's doing well makes me so happy. Tell him I love him. And I love everyone else. How's Kala'i doing? How was the orientation? Still doing football? And I'm glad Hali'a is doing great, and Herb too. Oh and tell uncle BJ I said salamat! I'm so grateful I had people help me with the language before coming out here.
Okay, last thing. I want to know where Hamblyn is going on his mission! Either let me know or give him my email please! Let him know that I miss him!
Thanks so much mom! Mahal ko po kayo!