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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 06, 2014 08:42PM

I am thinking about moving home to Honolulu. We left in 1995. The Mormon contingent wasn't very large back then. What should I expect in the way of Mormons in Honolulu now? Have they taken over Manoa (Don Hallstrom's stomping grounds)?

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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 07, 2014 08:05AM


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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 09, 2014 09:18PM

not as good as you delightful guys and gals!

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Posted by: sizterh ( )
Date: February 09, 2014 09:25PM

I lived on Oahu in 2003 and the only mo interaction I had was at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I was out of the church by then and was Leeward side. Sorry can't be more help.

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Posted by: allpau ( )
Date: February 09, 2014 09:35PM

Give it a try! I'm on a different island. When your all pau with
LDS you view your surroundings through a different lens. I know they're around but I don't cross paths with them...that I'm aware.

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Posted by: hello ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 03:12AM

Mos have plenty regional influence in small town Laie, Kahuku, Hauula. Otherwise, they don't have any particular influence in Manoa or anywhere else. I doubt you will notice any difference since '95.

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Posted by: aloha ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 03:47AM

I can assure you that Mormons have not taken over Manoa, although the Manoa ward has a couple hundred active members and a Hallstrom as bishop. They're harmless enough as evidenced by the beatdown the state legislature gave them over gay marriage despite the stake's best efforts to defeat the proposal. Stores are open on Sunday, there are plenty of places to get coffee, and you won't get run out of town for having a glass of wine. This last part is not true for Laie.

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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 08:54AM

like to live near the university again and take classes there with no LDS interference.

I would love to go "home" again. I can smell the fresh sea breeze. Gawd! I'm a hopeless romantic!

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Posted by: Doxi ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 11:05AM

I am SO sick of snow and below-zero temps!

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 12:19PM

I always wanted to live in Hawaii and see if I really would go island happy in six years. I dated a girl from Oahu and it was the first time she was on the mainland. All she wanted to do was go on big road trips. She liked not being stuck on an island anymore.

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Posted by: braindead ( )
Date: February 10, 2014 01:43PM

Aloha - We have been back on Oahu for 1 1/2 years now and are loving it! There has been no effort to contact us from the local Mormons. We would love to visit old friends from previous wards but we have just been so busy sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, playing rugby, and traveling! (Yes, Rubicon, you do get a little stir crazy living on one island for a long period of time. Oahu is smaller than Salt Lake County.)

I think the key to "going home" and facing familial and community pressure to conform back into Mormonism is to have an overwhelming self confidence, be fulfilling your dreams, and otherwise be actively engaged in a good life! We have found that our Mormon family and friends can't help but to admire that!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2014 01:45PM by polly.

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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 11, 2014 08:07PM


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Posted by: Elder Hugh Janus ( )
Date: February 11, 2014 10:35PM

All mormons should be deported off the populous islands and made to live on either kauai or the big island.

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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 12, 2014 07:33AM


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Posted by: NeverMo in CA ( )
Date: February 19, 2014 07:39PM

I LOVE Molokai. :-) I think it may be the most beautiful place I've ever visited.

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Posted by: Joyce ( )
Date: February 19, 2014 06:49PM

The new Bishop is a Hallstrom. He is a young Bishop for Hawaii but its a nice change. We now live is SLC but visit family in Hawaii a few times a year. The boundaries for Manoa, McCully and Makiki wards change every so often.

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Posted by: AnonRegularPoster ( )
Date: February 19, 2014 07:27PM


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