Kona Hawaii Temple
The Laie Hawaii Temple closed its door for renovation at the end of December. But that didn't stop our bishop.
With the next closest temple on the Big Island of Hawaii, our bishop challenged our ward to save and prepare to go on a ward temple trip every 6 months. It was planned out to start the new year with going to Kona. And so we did...
We left on an early Saturday morning, before the sun was up, made the hour long drive to the airport in a school bus, took the half hour flight and made it to the temple for the 11 am session. Afterward, we were able to do service in the temple, by cleaning it. We then had a delicious lunch that was prepared by the relief society of a ward there then headed back home to Oahu.
It was a wonderful time and a beautiful temple. Im grateful and feel blest that we were able to attend.
Beautiful orchids cover the temple grounds. I love it.
A little caught off guard.
The Kona Airport.
The runway-on top of a lava field.