Sunday, December 18, 2011

Church today -- 12/18/11

Sacrament Meeting
  • The Sacrament.
  • Youth speakersLele Stanley spoke about writing a poem for her high school English class and being recognized by her teacher for the virtuousness of the poem.  She challenged us to be more virtuous. Cameron Tani-Kiyokane, substituting for his cousin Darin Shichida, spoke with gratitude about just completing Youth Challenge.
  • Adult speakers: Kala Friel, just returned from a two-year mission to Georgia, spoke (with a very evident Southern accent) about moving forward the work in the South.  "There is no substitute for work," he said.  Nate Kia, high council speaker, also addressed us, and spoke about overcoming the natural man, "an enemy to God" (Mosiah 3:7).
Sunday School
  • Last lesson of 2011.  It was about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Millenium.  Lesson notes.  In 2012, we will be studying the Book of Mormon.
Priesthood/Elders Quorum

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas caroling

A Kaneohe priesthood choir (nine brethren) sang Christmas hymns & carols this evening for the residents of Kina'ole Estate (a senior citizen residence).

The choir: Roy Hirokawa, John Mossman, Elder Delai, Elder Cottle, Kanoa Kanahele, David Suficiencia, Elder Latu, Elder Robbins, Dayle Turner.

Mahalo to the brethren for spreading the Christmas spirit.  Much appreciated by the residents.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Church today 12/11/11

Church 12/11/11 Highlights
  • The Sacrament.
  • Puna Tani talked about Christmas devotional, specifically Elder Uchtdorf's talk about how Christmas can't be ruined (as a boy, Elder Uchtdorf accidentally set a curtain afire in his home at Christmas time, of which he thought he had ruined).
  • Joe Ahuna and sons Joseph Jr and David sang "Hark All Ye Nations" in Maori.  Wonderfully sung.
  • Kaeo Everett, from Kaneohe 2nd ward, spoke. He is just back from  a mission in New Zealand. 
Sunday school--Teacher Joe Ahuna
--He that overcometh shall inherit all things
--Video of Mary
Angel appeared to her
For with God nothing is impossible.
Revelations. Written by John the beloved.
Message of revelation
Good will triumph over evil
Victory achieved thru Christ
Rev 3:20 knock he will sup with us
Rev 21:7 he that overcome shall inherit all things
3:14-22 being Luke warm

Wally Wong conducts priesthood session.

Brethren @ Priesthood

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kaneohe 1st Ward Christmas dinner 2011

Lots of food (Mexican, Italian, and Filipino), lots of fun, and lots of spirit.
Dinner time!
Musical entertainment by John Mossman, Herman Kanahele, and Meldon Leong.
Faasiu Saifoli partakes of a plethora of desserts

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chicken enchiladas a la Elders Quorum

The quorum's contribution to the ward Christmas dinner was chicken enchiladas. Pictured here are Kanoa Kanahele, Gene Tamashiro, and Dayle Turner deboning chicken at Kanoa's house. Mahalo to Spencer Christian and Sister Celestine Rodrigues for the recipe.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Church today --12/4/11

Sacrament meeting:

Today was fast and testimony meeting and most of those who bore testimony mentioned the BYU-Hawaii football game (won by BYU 41-20).   One of our own, Kaneakua Friel, started at tight end for the Cougars, blocking well and catching three passes for 17 yards.

This past Friday, the BYU team hosted a fireside at the Makakilo Stake Center.  Highlights of that fireside include talks by Kaneakua, Travis Uale, and BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall.