Date

October 9, 2017

Area

Pearl City (Sister Makihele)

Companion

Mafileiola Makihele

Blue Sugar & The Spirit

Aloha family and friends! it was another great week here in Pearl City. It's starting to get a little bit cold here in Hawaii! And by cold I mean 79 degrees with a little bit more rain. So I can't complain much :)
The missionary work here is going very well. Smoking is a HUGE problem here in Hawaii. Sister Makihele are going to start teaching a "stop smoking class" here pretty soon and we have a lot of people who are interested. It is going to be a super great opportunity to help people live healthier lifestyle's and then introduce them to the Gospel- which is the reason for our happiness. When we are done- all of the people will be healthy and happy :)
The picture of me below is me holding a bag of what was supposed to be cotton candy (one of my favorite food groups.) As many of you know, Hawaii is super duper humid. My mom was so kind to mail me 2 huge bags of cotton candy, but because of the humidity, by the time it got to me, all it was was 2 large clumps of blue sugar. It made for a great laugh. Thanks anyways mom, it's the thought that counts right?!
The second picture is of a cool sticker we found on someone's car. Everyday as missionaries we strive to be "led by the Spirit" to find those who are in need of the message that we carry. The Atonement of Jesus Christ brings so much comfort, peace, and relief. We are not perfect, and we make mistakes. But our Savior has taken all of those upon Himself so that we might turn to Him and become Whole through Him. I am so grateful for this opportunity I have to spend this short time of my life sharing this message to the people here in Hawaii.
Picture #3: craziest experience ever!!! Sister Makihele and I went to Wendy's for dinner and we saw a family who was staring at us and smiling- not anything new haha. After coming up to us and paying for our food, they told us that they are also Mormon and they are here for vacation. They are from Rexburg, Idaho. While talking to them, I noticed one of the daughters looked SO familiar. We realized we've met before!! At a BYU-Cheer stunt clinic about a year ago in Provo. What a small world! It was super fun to see Jules again. :)
I hope all of you are doing well back home. I am doing great, missionary work is the best. I am happier than I've ever been. I miss all of you, but I know that this is where I am supposed to be.
With love and much aloha,
Sister Hoffman




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