the sisters on Maui

the sisters on Maui

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WEEK 45- an uneventful week turned eventful

Well Transfers went well! Monday and Tuesday, I said goodbyes to good ol' Waimea.( 6 months and two companions later)  Then Tuesday night we drove down to stay the night at the sisters' pad in Kona. Wednesday morning, at 4:00am, I got up and got ready and we drove to the airport. Elder Painter and I were the only two missionaries flying to Oahu, so we were travel buddies. The lines were so long at the airport and we almost missed our flight, but prayers are answered and somehow it was delayed a bit and we made it on!

We made it to Oahu and sister Fonua picked me up from the airport! It was so good to see her again! ( they lived in the same room in the MTC in Provo) We drove to the tabernacle and had a short meeting. It was fun to see so many elders and sisters! There are a lot of good friends that I haven't seen in a while, so it was good to catch up. Then we drove back to our area---Mililani!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday morning Sister Fonua got super sick. The VOG here is so bad! we are right in between two volcanoes, so it's understandable. The VOG has given her really bad allergies which led too a sinus headache which has just knocked her out. We spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday inside........... all day...... I read, exercised, cut my hair, filed & painted my nails, unpacked, cleaned, tried to learn Tongan, napped, just about anything that you can think of that a missionary can do in an apartment. hours and hours and hours of time...... SO hence the pretty uneventful week.

But, as promised, it did turn eventful! So Sunday, we went to church then came home and she lied down to take a nap because her head was really hurting again. she barely made it through church. But anyway, she woke up from her nap and was like "my side really hurts" she was having severe pain and so we were like "lets call the mission nurse and see what she thinks". we got a hold of the nurse and by this time she was in so much pain, so we were like "we're going to the hospital" we got in the car and started to drive. The doctor who is in charge of all the mission nurses in like northern California and Hawaii called and asked us some questions. Sister Fonua had reclined her seat and was breathing sharply and felt super nauseated and as we answered the questions that doctor had, he told us to just go to the emergency room down in Honolulu. and let me tell you, I drove like she was going into labor! (Don't worry, for me that's like 5 over:) but we finally made it there and I dropped her off and went to park. THERE WAS NO PARKING! Finally I found a spot- and I parallel parked. That in itself is a miracle. then I went to go pay the parking meter and it was free parking because it was Sunday! blessings! So I ran to the hospital, the mission nurse was already there with her. To make a long story short, she had like every type of test and scan that they can do there and 7 hours later, she was released with some great antibiotics.

She is doing much better this morning.
 The allergies though are still making her sick...I hope she feels better.  We are so happy to be together in this lovely place!  

Well, that was our week this week.

love you all! Helaman 5:12
 12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the arock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your bfoundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty cstorm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

-Sister Hodgson
 This was them back in the MTC...reminding all of us the importance of mail for missionaries!!