Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Letter From a Sister in Kona
This was a letter that President Dalton received from a sister in the Kona 2nd Ward and he forwarded this to us. Very, Very nice...
Aloha President Dalton,
May I convey my deepest appreciation for your prayerful discernment in knowing the needs of the Kona Second ward as it pertains to the missionary work herein this part of the Lord's vineyard. The companionship of Elder Melville and Elder Gardner is truly a gift from our Father.
Their hard work, can-do & winning attitude, accompanied by an ever willing heart was quite evident from the very first ward council meeting. Impressively, they continue to instill a spirit of trustworthiness among many members here as families are excited to feed them, bishopric members use them as 'object lessons' in sacrament talks & as they participate in ward activities (e.g. talent show, eagle scout service project). In fact, according to our ward mission leader, in his recent sacrament talk, describes these fine elders as the best missionaries currently serving in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission:) The sister missionaries who were there in attendance, had to “smile” at that comment. In all seriousness though, they truly put their best foot forward and follow closely to the footsteps of our Savior.
As the weeks disappear, these elders countlessly prove to be a force of good and have made great efforts in building and solidifying relationships among members of the ward council. They have strengthened the confidence of these members to work closer with the missionaries. Their weekly progress reports are always complete, well-organized, informative and yes, inspiring. They never leave the ward council members 'guessing' what's next. There is a plan to be executed with each report. I have witnessed firsthand how working with the missionaries offers a win-win experience in both rescuing efforts as well as bringing those into the fold.
Again, thank you for all that you do and please rest assured that Elder Melville and Elder Gardner are diligently, faithfully and consistently serving with all their hearts.
Warmest Regards,Sis. Joyal Gaspar