A Hawaiian Luau

Saturday afternoon we had an activity which was a first for the Branch, a Hawaiian luau  -  minus the roasted pig!  We had many visitors and investigators join us for the fun, and it was FUN!  To feel the brotherhood and sisterhood of each of these wonderful people is one of the treasures of Poland which we will take back with us when we return home in about 5 weeks.  The year and a half has gone by quickly, and our experiences keep getting better and better.  The Polish people are choice, and they will be forever in our hearts – both from Poznan and Katowice.  This mission has been a blessing beyond words, and we have thanked our Heavenly Father continually for giving us this experience.

Here is the group all ready for some games, food, and fun!

Here is the group all ready for some games, food, and fun!

 

After the spiritual thought, the games began  -  the first being the balloon smash.

After the spiritual thought, the games began – the first being the balloon smash.

Sebastion just can't seem to get those balloons to pop.

Sebastion just can’t seem to get those balloons to pop.

Everyone got their fill of barbequed pork, chips, and fresh fruit.

Everyone got their fill of barbequed pork, chips, and fresh fruit.

Then the Sisters came out ready to teach a hula dance.  (They made their skirts from a curtain purchased at a second hand store - pretty resourceful and creative!)

Then the Sisters came out ready to teach a hula dance. (They made their skirts from a curtain purchased at a second hand store – pretty resourceful and creative!)

We all got in a big circle, and they taught us the dance by just following their actions.

We all got in a big circle, and they taught us the dance by just following their actions.

The hula students at work

The hula students at work

Then we got in a group and followed the Sisters who were in front of us.

Then we got in a group and followed the Sisters who were in front of us.

How often do we see our Elders doing the hula????

How often do we see our Elders doing the hula????

We all paired up next for the three-legged race.

We all paired up next for the three-legged race.

It just wouldn't be a Hawaiian party without the limbo.

It just wouldn’t be a Hawaiian party without the limbo.

Four teams ready and off to a start for the Hawaiian clothes relay race.

Four teams ready and off to a start for the Hawaiian clothes relay race.

Ready to pass of those clothes to the next person on the team.

Ready to pass of those clothes to the next person on the team.

Sometimes it was hard enough to figure just how to put the piece of clothing on.

Sometimes it was hard enough to figure just how to put on the piece of clothing.

There were lots of laughs just getting the clothes off and on!

There were lots of laughs just getting the clothes off and on!

The proud winners!

The proud winners!

Virginia brought her two whippets, and they even got into the spirit and had a good time.

Virginia brought her two whippets, and they even got into the spirit and had a good time.

Dusk was coming, and all bid each other "Aloha", helped take things to the car, and then headed for home.  What a great activity it was!

Dusk was approaching, and we all bid each other “Aloha”, helped take things to the car, and then headed for home. What a great activity it was!

 

 

 

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2 Responses to A Hawaiian Luau

  1. kirsten says:

    What fun! I love the action shot of Dad taking off for the relay race. I’m not surprised they won with that determination! And the hula too! What cute sisters you have.

  2. Lynette says:

    This is Sister Packard’s mom :) . Thanks for posting these pictures – what fun! Aubrey’s Dad and I appreciated all that you and your husband do in serving with the missionaries. It makes us excited to serve our mission someday. The missionaries will really miss you both when your mission is over.

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