Date

June 5, 2018

Area

Kailua (Sister Downs)

Companion

Corinne Downs

Seeing IS Believing ... this week

Aloha every one!
Hope your week was as good as mine. I want to share a miracle that happened this week...
I have worn glasses since the 6th grade, but I usually wear contacts. Last week I decided to wear my glasses and they ended up breaking. My companion was a little nervous because I am the driver & she wasn't too fond of the idea of me driving the rest of the day with broken glasses.
Fast forward to yesterday. We were in Honolulu for a mission leadership conference and the mission nurse gave me permission to go get my glasses fixed afterwards. We went to the Wal-Mart Eye center because I have a 1 year warranty and they will fix them for free. After giving all my info the woman looked at the computer screen in shock. I was like "uh, is everything ok?" She said, "yes it's fine. It looks like your warranty expires tomorrow. You have literally 1 day left." WHAT!! It was a miracle! I didn't have to buy new glasses by a whole 24 hours. It helped me to see literally, and metaphorically, that God really is in the details of our lives. He cares about us. And sometimes He works in mysterious ways.

This week flew by as usual. Our investigator Patrick came to Stake Conference with us and he really liked it- he even took notes! A missionary dream come true. We introduced him to our mission president afterwards and President Bekker said "Patrick, you are a good guy. I can see it in your eyes. When you decide to be baptized, please invite me." I was screeeaaammming inside because we have BARELY been teaching Patrick and haven't even talked to him about baptism yet. I didn't want Patrick to think Mormons are crazy. After President said that, there seemed to be a silence about a million years long until Patrick finally said "Ok! That sounds good." Oh man! What a sigh of relief.. Only mission presidents can get away with being that bold LOL.

A scripture I really liked this week is in the Book of Mormon. Mosiah 16:9 reads: "He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened..."

I know that in an ever-changing world, our Savior Jesus Christ is constant. There is no hole too deep or sin to dark that the light of His Atonement cannot reach.

This week I hit my 11 month mark which seems unreal. I love Hawaii and I love the work I have been given the privilege to do. Every day I come to know and love Him a little more. This mission has and still is changing me. I know that a change of heart is possible through Him, and that He is the only way to true happiness.

Have a great week! Don't forget to be happy.

With love and much aloha,
Sister Hoffman

Pictures:
1. My old companion Sister Talbot! She goes home in a few weeks so I'm glad I got to see her one more time.
2. My bff/companion Sister Downs. I am really going to miss her.... She goes home in a few weeks too.
3. Our investigator made us lei po'o's aka lei's for your head.
4. 12 month warranty was a blessing!




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