Mike and Susie Jensen Family
"Enjoy the Little Things in Life, for one day you may Look Back and Realize they were the Big Things."
~Robert Brault

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Maui, Hawaii-Church, Banyan Tree, Front Street, Iao Valley

We took a little trip to the Iao Valley and the Iao Needle and it started pouring rain on us. So THAT'S why this area is always so green. =) It's always a fun place to see and check out.

Tradition to take the girls to get Hula Pie at Whalers Village on Ka'anapali. You can see that it really doesn't last long. They love it!

Walking along Front Street in Lahaina. You can see the island of Lanai in the background.

Walking along Front Street at night, the girls find all sorts of interesting things to see and do.

Our traditional Banyan Tree picture.

The girls are all dressed and ready for church in Lahaina.

met a new couple that lives in our town also, Rick and D'Ann. Hi guys!
So we had the neatest experience at church on Sunday. We all arrived at the church at 9:00 when it was supposed to begin. They had a sign posted on the door that said "Stake Conference today at 9:00 in Kahului." That is about 45 minutes away from where we were. So rather than all of us leaving and going on with our vacation, we decided to gather as a group of tourists and have our own little sacrament meeting, minus the sacrament. The church was all locked up obviously, so we just sat around the courtyard area with the ocean in our view, feeling the breeze. It was a great way to have church. =) We ended having over 50 people there, whom none of us had ever met before. We had a 2 hour testimony meeting and everyone who felt the desire to, had a chance to share their testimony. It was so neat and the spirit was very strong. We met so many neat people coming from all walks of life and from all over the world and we were able to have this small connection with them for just a few moments in life. We were so bonded after that, that one man suggested we name our little group "The Maui 6th Ward" and another man said, "Well where are we meeting next?" The response: "Kauai!" Oh how I wish, my friends...

Thank you to everyone who shared in this experience. My testimony is stronger because of this wonderful experience that I nor my family will ever forget.

Check out this blog for another experience at church. We met them at church and I just love her blog post on her church experience. They are tremendous couple and it was so great getting to know them. I love her already! She's awesome!


1 comment:

jessica said...

Okay all of your Hawaii posts are making me want to go back so bad! We are having cold miserable weather, what I would give to be back in Maui...

Your family is so darling, it is so fun to get to know you better through your blog.