Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stake General Priesthood Meeting

7 p.m. at Keolu Hills Chapel
  • Conducting: President Bud Gibson, 2nd Counselor, Stake Presidency
  • Priesthood sustainments:  A number of brethren were sustained by the body of the priesthood assembled to the offices of Elder and High Priest, including two young men from our ward:  John Hirokawa (to Elder) and Makana Tani (to Elder).
  • Speaker 1:  Brother Daniel Bukarau, Young Men's President, Olomana Ward.  He spoke about the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.
  • Speaker 2:  Brother Dayle Turner, Elders Quorum President, Kaneohe 1st Ward, spoke about being prepared for our calling as Saviours on Mount Zion.
  • Speaker 3: Brother Michael Hamilton, Bishopric 2nd Counselor, Kailua 3rd Ward, spoke about how to be good fathers for our children, especially our sons.
  • Speaker 4: President Carl Kawakami, Stake Presidency, 1st Counselor
  • Concluding Speaker:  President George Kaluhiokalani, Stake President.

Church today -- 8/26/12

Sacrament meeting:
  • Youth speaker: Lele Stanley spoke about integrity.
  • Adult speakers:  Tauna and Langi Wolfgramm spoke about the law of tithing and why it is the best investment we can ever make.
Sunday school:
Elders quorum:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Elvis is in the house!

Elvis (played by quorum member Joshua Steffen) at the birthday bash for ward member Celestine Rodrigues on 8/25 Sat.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chruch today -- 8/19/12

Sacrament Meeting:

Youth speakers:  Nalani Stanley and Logan Santiago.

Adult speakers:

Brother Miles Jung spoke about his son Sean, who is 18 months into his two-year  mission in Mexico.  Called as a district leader, Sean is doing well in serving the Lord though he misses home and most especially home cooking.

Brother Dana Chong Tim, a member of the stake High Council, was the concluding speaker and reminded us about the importance of keeping our covenants.

Gospel Doctrine:   Lesson 32 -- which focused on the principles the 2,060 young warriors followed and [the] characteristics they developed in their youth. We paid particular attention to how these principles and qualities helped the young warriors receive strength from the Lord. We were challenged to apply these principles in our lives.

Elders Quorum:  John Hirokawa was ordained an Elder today in the quorum. Administering the ordination  was his dad, Roy Hirokawa, a high priest.  The lesson today was from Chapter 17: The Strengthening Power of Faith.   We discussed how we have been influenced by the faith of others, such as family members, other church members, or friends.  We also discussed how “faith is a gift of God” that “does not come to us by our command” and how this principle influences the way we try to increase our faith and inspires faith in others. We also discussed specific things we can do to “retain” the gift of faith.

Stake General Priesthood Meeting -- 8/26/12 Sunday, 7 p.m. at Keolu Hills Chapel.  All priesthood are asked to attend.

Hurrah for Israel!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Church today -- 8/12/12

Today's sacrament meeting speaker was Patriarch George Leavett of the Honolulu West Stake. A former bishop and stake president, he has served as patriarch for 31 years and is an example of a faithful servant of the Lord.

Gospel doctrine class lesson 31.  

See notes

Elders Quorum

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Church today -- 8/5/12

Sacrament meeting

 When asked what he'd do if he attended a boring sacrament meeting, President Spencer W. Kimball replied," I don't know.  I've never been in one."

President Kimball
Today in church, sacrament meeting was anything but boring with a baby blessing, testimonies from a visitor from Arizona and several ward members.  And then there was the singing.

All in all, wonderful.





Elders Quorum 


  • Ward temple night-- 7pm 8/8 Wednesday--Laie Hawaii Temple
  • Stake General Priesthood meeting -- 7pm on 8/26 Sunday--Keolu Chapel
  • Baptisms for the Dead -- 6 a.m. on 9/8 Saturday--Laie Hawaii Temple
  • Adopt-A-Highway service project  8 a.m. 9/15 Saturday

    Business Meeting 

  • Proclaim the Gospel proposals: (a) Relief Society vs Priesthood proclaim the gospel challenge.  (b) 30-day missionary challenge fast
  • Redeem the Dead proposals: TBA
  • Perfect the Saints proposals: TBA