It's officially 2014. I hope you all are wearing your big boy pants because you should expect a wild year. It's gonna be a good one!
Last night was fun! We got to stay up until one in the morning. I was more excited about the thought of staying up until one than probably actually staying up until one. It's funny, only on missions do you see a group of 18-22 year olds struggling to stay up past midnight. We got to go up to a real ritzy house on the top of a mountain that overlooked all of Honolulu. Lots of fireworks! Boom boom boom!
There was a guy who has been attending the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church for upwards of 10 years now, and his wife is a member and has two kids that went on missions. Well he said he would never get baptized, but about a week before Christmas, he was laying down and his neck started cramping up. His wife told him he was being too stiffnecked. So regardless, he asked for a blessing from the missionaries. After he got the blessing, it started hurting worse. Then a couple days later he asked for another blessing, and yet again the pain increased. That night it was so bad that he couldn't sleep and was just praying and praying for it to feel better. He finally said, "Heavenly Father if you help the pain go away I will be baptized." He woke up the next morning with no pain in his neck and was baptized the Saturday after Christmas. Practically the whole stake was there. Pretty awesome.
I got a new comp. His name is Elder Cagilaba (than-gee-lamba) and he's from Fiji. He became a member and then baptized his whole family within the next 5 years. He's awesome.
Well I hope this year is good! Got to go. Love you all and be safe!