Aloha friends and family!
It is getting hot here in Hawaii! Hopefully I start to sweat all of this rice off LOL.
My new companion is Sister Lee! She is from Crownpoint New Mexico. It is a super small world because her and her family always go to Kingman and Laughlin. She was baptized 3 years ago and is the only member of the Church in her family. She is Navajo and grew up on the reservation. She speaks Navajo too! My subject like is "hello" in Navajo. She is a great missionary & has taught me so much already in these 6 days we have been together. Her dad passed away a few months before she came on her mission, but that didn't stop her from coming. She is such a champ and I'm so proud of her already. She's going to do great work here in Hawai'i.
The 4th of July here in Hawai'i is much like a miniature war zone. On most parts of the island. In more local parts they don't really celebrate it because they're not super thrilled to be a part of America... yikes. Hawai'i politics haha. I'm grateful to be an American and grateful to live in a country where we are free because of the brave. I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July.
Other than that, nothing too crazy this week! Trying to teach Sister Lee the ropes of being a missionary while I still try to figure them out myself.
I love you all! You are constantly in my prayers. Whatever you may be going through right now, remember Heavenly Father has a plan for you greater than the one you have for you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Saying bye to Sister Downs
4th of July