Date

August 28, 2017

Area

Pearl City (Sister Makihele)

Companion

Mafileiola Makihele

Cockroaches and Not-So Hawaiian Pizza

ok guys- Hawaii is great and all but the bug struggle is real. We have so many cockroaches in our apartment.. we wash our dishes before AND after we use them- just to be safe. I have said many prayers and shed a few tears over these gross bugs. hopefully the masses will be gone soon and we can handle the rest with some bug traps. :) I know that Heavenly Father gives us trials for us to grow (and in this case to be humbled.) every time I start to freak out and count the endless numbers of cockroaches in our kitchen, I remind myself to count my blessings instead. I am grateful to have an apartment to live in, especially since Hawaii is so expensive. for now, I'm just gonna keep praying that these bugs leave us alone.
one thing I learned this week is that the term "hawaiian pizza" is very offensive in Hawaii. here, they call it "pinapple pizza" because Hawaiian's don't like pineapple on pizza and therefore do not want it named after them hahaha. I made the mistake of saying "hawaiian pizza" the other day and I will not be doing it again. Hawaiians are so silly. So if you like Hawaiian pizza, I'm sorry to inform you that it is in fact "pineapple pizza" and your whole life has been a lie. Mainland pizza joints apparently have it all wrong.
this week was a week full of lessons- I didn't take many pictures so I apologize. Just know that I love you all so much. A phrase I heard this week is "we should always be loyal to the royal that is in us." I want to bear testimony that you are all children of God, a God who loves you more than you will ever know. who is aware of you and your trials. are you being loyal to the royal blood He gave you? He is ALWAYS loyal to us as long as we show faith in Him. I love being a missionary, as I've said a million times before. and I love all of you so much!! you are in my prayers as always. thank you for the emails. aloha!
pic- me and sister makihele after a super sweaty yet successful day. :)




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