the sisters on Maui

the sisters on Maui

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WEEK 40 - a broken shower and starving people

First she freaked me out by sending this...we thought she had cut her hair!   just trying to cool off by pulling her pony tail up!
This week we had some good teaching opportunities! First of all, one of the young women invited her friend to an activity with all of the girls, then she introduced her friend to us. Her friend has been reading the book of mormon and is in Alma. (that's pretty far in!) So we will get to talk with her more this week and teach her a little bit more about the gospel!

Also, we went tracting last week and met a nice lady named  R. We set up a time to come back and when we came back we got to talk to her and her husband. It turns out that some elders had helped them to build their house years ago. So they know some things about the church. We talked about how God has always called prophets, and how we have a prophet on the earth today who holds the priesthood just like the apostles when Christ was on the earth, just like Noah and Moses and Abraham. They really were interested. We asked them to pray and ask Heavenly Father if all the things that we talked about are true. I love that so much, that everyone gets to find out for themselves- they don't have to take our word for it, but they can ask God and get an answer directly from Him!

Well, we found out that I am the designated driver now, so that has been fun!
I get teased for driving the speed limit by most,  but its the sacred tithing that pays for these cars ....I would rather error on the side of caution.

oh, and our shower is broken! so no water will come out of the shower head...only out of the faucet.....For the past couple of days we have been filling up a cup with water and just pouring it on our heads has been fun and cold. but I think they are coming to fix it today! YAY!

We had a lesson with a guy named J. We talked about how after the death of the Savior and His apostles the true gospel of Jesus Christ, in it's fullness was not on the earth. We talked about how the world was in an apostasy. "Behold the days come...that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and [people] shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." -Amos 8:11-12. We talked about how the people were hungry for the gospel. They were thirsty for guidance and truth. He said that he felt like that a lot in His life. We know that this gospel, the church of Jesus Christ is what fills that hunger.

We had an opportunity to fast this week, and there was a time when someone was eating in front of us. I can tell you, that that lasagna looked yummier than any lasagna I'd ever seen! And I thought to myself that the way I felt about that lasagna way a type of how people feel when they don't have the gospel in their lives. There are people all around us who are spiritually starving. some of them don't even know what they are hungry for- but it we can give them something to "eat", I know that they would be so thankful. How is it that we never forget to feed ourselves each day, but we forget to feed ourselves and  others spiritually all the time. I am guilty of it too. But brothers and sisters- we have the lasagna!! We have what fills that hunger. And there are many good, wonderful people who are "kept from the truth because they know not where to find it". We aren't here to force anything on anyone, but we are here to offer and to share what has blessed our lives so much. So share what you know and love! Live what you believe! and invite people to learn more about Jesus Christ-

Love you all! Our Savior lives, and our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us!

-Sister Hodgson

PS We love the Kona temple!

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