Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Release the Kraken

Area: Hilo, Keaukaha Area
Companion: Elder Griffiths

Yo Mom, Dad and Landon and everyone else who reads this thing. This week was pretty good, we lost the car and now are bikes are broken. Its was pretty funny -- we had a half a tank of gas left in the car and the car doesn't ship unless its at a quarter tank of gas. So we actually had to run the gas down to a quarter. We weren't joy riding --- we just had to get the tank down our else it wouldn't ship! ok! They would have been ticked if the car didn't ship.

I was with Elder Burk for exchanges on Friday. The peddle on the bike totally broke off, then we had to call the Bishop for ride home. So now the bikes are jacked and we don't have any means of transportation. It isn't good because we don't actually live in our area, which has always been a hassle anyways.

This is our pad in all of its glory.

View from behind our pad

Elder Niemann and I went on a hike through the jungle this morning. Its was pretty cool. We hiked through the jungle for 4 miles there and 4 miles back. At the end we found the lava fields and the Pu'u O'o vent were lava comes out. 

Me in a lava field. You can see smoke from the lava in the background.
I had to give a talk in sacrament on the Holy Ghost. It went pretty well and I didn't even prepare that well. Elder Holland came to Hawaii and I didn't get to see him. We were thinking about going to Kona Stake conference to hear him talk but I had to give a talk in sacrament, so yea.
Things are ultimately very good here. Its awesome in Hawaii and here on Big Island. We usually just call Uncle Tweety for rides now, hes like the Yoda of the ward. We have this joke because Uncle Tweety likes to go out with us and when we rub one of our fore arms with one hand and then the other forearm with the other hand that means that we "release the Kraken". That means that we ask Uncle Tweety a question and he'll talk for about like a half hour and hes super good relating what hes saying to the gospel which to me is amazing for how much he talks. 
Thank you guys for all that you do!
Love Elder Shoemaker

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