This week was super great! It started out with the most pitiful storm I have ever witnessed. haha "flossie" was so tiny! just a bit of rain and wind. that's all. :(
We did get some Cleaning done....some a bit scary.
I don't know if I ever mentioned that we got a call last Friday from a girl named R who wants to get back associated with the church. We met up with her and talked for a bit. She has chosen to be baptized on the 24th of August. She also told us that she wanted to give up smoking! She is awesome. We had our Zone Leaders come and give her a priesthood blessing. They also brought this 15 steps paper for how to quit smoking. It had some super great tips and Ryese seems to be doing great. It was great to walk out of the appointment with a box of cigarettes......not a typical missionary accessary:)
Oh, p.s. our mission got texting this week!!!!! It has been super helpful for getting in touch with families!
We had Riley (13 yrs old) and Logan's (8 yrs old) baptism and confirmation this weekend. They were both so excited and it was such a great experience. They are such amazing kids with such strong testimonies. They were invited up to share their testimonies after the baptism. Riley went first and shared how happy she was and how grateful she was. Logan got up and said "um, I feel really happy and warm, like everyone is around me and like Heaven is on earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen." So cute!
We got to go to the temple today! Aw north shore is so beautiful! and the temple is SO AMAZING! We got a bunch of pictures but this computer doesn't have a way to send them....I'll send some next week. The temple was so peaceful and quiet. It was really nice.
So a few nights ago we came home and when we opened the door, we saw that all of the lights were off except for the bathroom light. The light was on and the door was closed...but sister mottl and I were both standing in the doorway. We looked at each other like okay who's in our bathroom... Then we turned on the kitchen light and the bathroom light went off. We started to really freak out. We grabbed my pepper spray and shoved open the bathroom door to find nothing! we laughed a bit and realized that it had only looked like the bathroom light turned off because of how bright the kitchen light was. I guess it's good that no creepy stranger was in our pad.....that would have been exciting. but it did really scare us!
The weeks go by so quickly here. I can't believe that I have been out this long already. I love Hawaii, but I miss you all too <3
love, Sister Hodgson
p.s. the main lady temple worker's name was Heidi <3 Missing her....
P. p.s. also we went to pearl harbor this Wednesday and we got to sweep the corridors of a battleship!! i guess that's pretty cool too! haha I cant believe I forgot to mention that:) I love you all so much! Have a fun mommy daddy vacation!