Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh My What a Sunday!!!

What a spiritual feast today was! Wow! Our meetings were fantastic starting with Testimony Meeting. Our chapel was full because we had 2 huge families attending that were here for family reunions. They said they could have gone to the Kalaheo ward because they were staying in Poipu but there they would see people from Idaho and Utah and they wanted to be in real Hawaii. We loved it because that is how we feel. We love it right here in this little town and it is the real Hawaii. The spirit of our little ward is unbelievable. At the end of the meeting we all sang "Aloha 'Oe" to Justin and Lauren who will be leaving on Wednesday. Not a dry eye in the congregation. I taught Sunday School and Relief Society was good too. At 5:00 we headed over to Lihue and the stake center. Elder Russel M. Nelson and his wife Wendy were speaking at a fireside. They were here because he gave the address at BYU Hawaii's graduation. They came over to Kauai for a little R&R. Like he said in his talk this is a vacation for an apostle when they go anywhere. It was a wonderful fireside and so inspiring. Sister Nelson's theme was obedience. She talked about a barn she saw on her way home from Raymond it had three words on the roof. They were "Not Even Once". Then Elder Nelson gave a short message but gave an apostolic blessing to Kauai. It was so wonderful. Afterward they stood and shook hands with everyone. Wally's sister Carolyn knows Sister Nelson because they went to school together in Raymond so Wally had a little visit with her about home. He asked her if she remembered Carolyn and she said yes. When I got to her she said to me do we know each other? Where are you from? I told her and she said "It must have been the Pre Existence." I noticed she kept looking at us all night. I said to Wally we must look familiar to them. Anyway, it was a perfect close to a wonderful day.

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