Saturday, November 17, 2012

Recap: Kaneohe 1st Ward Turkey Trot 2012

Today's Turkey Trot was a success, with 18 participants on hand to see who could come closest to their predicted time for a run-course around Kaluapuhi Neighborhood Park (aka Souza Dairy Park).  The winners were Kaila Presbitero and Carla Oshiro, who both finished the course 20 seconds from their predicted times.  Lots of food, fellowship, and fun!

On your mark...

The Elders befriended a group of young men at the park.

Lots of kaukau
Post trot refreshments
Labatte, Turner, Harris, Goodman.
Sister Oshiro and Bishop Oshiro

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kaneohe 1st Ward -- Church Today 11/11/12

Sacrament meeting

Youth speakers

  • Beehive 1st counselor Airi Sellers spoke about friends who "will be a great strength and blessing to you. They will influence how you think and act, and even help determine the person you will become. They will help you be a better person and will make it easier for you to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Choose friends who share your values so you can strengthen and encourage each other in living high standards."  From For the Strength of Youth.
  • Deacons quorum president Puna Tani asked, "What is the priesthood?" and quoted D&C 121:36--That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.

Adult speakers 

  • Young Women's president Stevette Santiago provided an update and many "fun facts" about her son Braeden Santiago, who is currently serving a misison in the Phillipines. 
  • Former ward mission leader Tommy Friel spoke about his two sons, Kaneakua and Kala, who both served missions and now are attending college on football scholarships, Kaneakua at BYU and Kala at the University of Utah.  Several times, he quoted Alma 37:37, a very powerful scripture.

Sunday school

  • Lesson 43:  The purpose of today's lesson was to help us see the importance of living according to gospel principles despite the increasing wickedness in the world.  Key points:
    • Mormon is given responsibility for the sacred records.
    • Mormon, (at age 16!) becomes the leader of the Nephite armies; however, the Nephites suffer in battle because of their wickedness.
    • Mormon explains the purposes for the records he has abridged and written.
    • In a final great battle, all but 24 of the Nephites are killed.

Elders quorum

  •  Mahalo to all who participated in the Adopt-a-Highway Service on 11/10 Saturday. Lots of trash was picked up along Likelike and Kahekili Hwy.
  • The quorum will be organizing Kaneohe 1st Ward Turkey Trot Run/Walk on 11/17 Saturday, 3pm to 6pm at Souza Dairy Park. 
  • Today's lesson was about Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth.  The lesson's main points were
    • Parents have the primary responsibility to teach their children the gospel.
    • Other interests must not cause us to lose sight of our duty to teach our children.
    • A parent’s example can lead a child to safety, righteousness, and happiness.
    • By loving and teaching our youth, we can help safeguard them from evil.
    • Studying the gospel as a family will help us keep our children close to us.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Elders Quorum Service: Adopt a Highway 11/10/12

Though there was just three today, our mission was accomplished.  This is part of our continuing commitment to keep our community trash-free via the Adopt-a-Highway program.  We go out on a Saturday morning every other month.  The next outing will be in Jan 2013.   Stay tuned.

Mosiah 5:15-- Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Family Home Evening on 11/5

The quorum held a Family Home Evening at the Parkway Rec Center on 11/5 Monday.  Ninety-plus people, mostly ward members attended. There was swimming, socializing, singing, eating of great food for dinner, playing of the game fruit basket, and a devotional.

A dozen or so of the the 90+ folks who attended
Bishop Oshiro and Sister Oshiro
Gene Tamashiro and Sam Kaluna
Rob Carlile, Justine and Hyrum Nihipali
Leah Kanahele, Makana Tani, Nachelle Wai
Celestine Rodriguez, John Rodriguez, John Teves
Spencer Christian, Ruth Shimabukuro, Lehi Livingston
Na keiki at play in the pool