Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Aloha 'Oe, Olomana, Aloha Kaneohe!‏

Aloha, everyone!

So, remember when I was told I was going to be in the Olomana ward for a while, and would stay here for Christmas and take over the area and all? Well, surprise, I'm being transferred! I found out Friday, and I am leaving Wednesday morning. The Olomana ward will now have Elders, instead of Sisters. They're white-washing them in, so I'm nervous for that. We have so many people that are SOOOOO CLOSE to baptism. We've been working hard. I am praying that those Elders will love the people as much as we have. It was sad, saying goodbye and breaking the news to everyone. Especially when people were giving me lei's, and saying their goodbyes to myself and Sista T. I love the people in the Olomana ward, and I am grateful to have served here for the 7 weeks I have.

I am being transferred to the Kaneohe 1st ward. My new companion will be Sister Lasike (who I sent a few pictures of a few weeks ago, when we went to Jurassic Park). She's been in Kaneohe since June, so she will be finishing my training. I adore Sister Lasike, and we actually were both praying we'd be comps, so yay :D I have been told I'm going to get fat in my new ward. HOORAY. :P I will send my new address as soon as I know what it is. 

So my Thanksgiving was really great! In Hawaii, not only do they eat turkey, they also eat ham, corn beef, smoked turkey, emu turkey, basically any meat. I was stuffed on that day, but I didn't gain much weight at all. It was really a great day though, we visited with a lot of families and enjoyed their company. 

Honestly, our week has been weird and abnormal. Like, so much running around and prepping for Teuscher to leave, then finding out that I'm also leaving. Gosh. So crazy.Been taking a lot of pictures though, and still doing the work! I love the mission. I am so excited for this new chapter in the Kaneohe 1st ward, and to meet the people and do the Lord's work (:

OH FUN FACT: I've been out for 2 months today! I can't believe it's already been 2 months. I also can't believe it's only been 2 months. I love serving in Hawaii, and I love my zone. Our entire zone is being changed up, and it's craaaazzzyyyy. I love you all so much, and thank you for your continued support!

'Ofa atu,
Sister Noriega
Aunty Lilly and Uncle Willy

Last Sunday in the Olomana Ward

Machados and Vidinhars

Me :)

I've reached the Promised Land

Sister A'alona

Sister Talanoa, Sister Lasike, Sister Teuscher

with Papito

with Patrick

with Sasha

1 comment:

  1. Whoa, a new ward! That sounds pretty exciting. Plus puppy pictures they are so adoRABLE