Date

June 18, 2018

Area

Kailua (Sister Downs)

Companion

Corinne Downs

Hola! Mi nombre es Hermana Hoffman

Yes, I actually had to say that phrase this week. We have a few new investigators and their names are Rena and Gloria. It's a mother & daughter and they are from Mexico. They both speak English, but their Spanish is much better. Luckily, my companion Sister Downs studies Spanish at BYU and we have a member who speaks Spanish too. During our lesson with them, they read out of a pamphlet written in Spanish and answered her questions. I just sat there praying for the Spirit to be there and nodding. All of my trips to Taco Bell at home didn't really help my Spanish vocabulary as much as I hoped... However, I WAS able to say "el sacerdocio es mucho importante" which translates to "the priesthood is very important." LOL. I'm praying for the gift of tongues.

Another cool experience we had this week was teaching a man who has been blind his entire life, but he is a famous astrophysicist. Not really sure how that works but he is a really awesome guy. He has been reading the Book of Mormon in Braille that we gave him about a month ago and is really interested in learning more. A miracle for sure!

Back to Rena and Gloria.... They came to church this Sunday!! It was such a cool surprise. The only downfall is that Rena started to feel really sick and almost like passed out our something. The EMT in our ward and an ER nurse in our ward were checking her out and the ambulance ended up coming to get her. So good news is she came to church... bad news is she left in an ambulance. We called her last night and she said she's ok, but I hope she's willing to give church a try again next week... if you could all keep her in your prayers that would be great!

I love you all! I hope you have the best week ever! Thank you for your constant love & support.

Pics:
1. Sanimata is in our ward and she's leaving this week to go on her mission to the Nevada Reno mission. We are so excited for her.
2. This is Sister Lesa. She served as a missionary in my ward back at home. She just came home and now I'm a missionary in her home stake. Small world!
3. Hilarious jumping picture from last week's temple trip




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