the sisters on Maui

the sisters on Maui

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WEEK 62-haole elders can get you to church!

Aloha  mom and dad!!

We found out transfer news and Sister Oh will be returning to the visitor’s center.  I am going to miss her SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!  But it will be really good.  They really want her back at the VC because she is so amazing!  I am sad to lose her but I know she'll do great there!

The PCC was super fun last Monday.  We saw some shows and hula dancing and everything.

So we got a referral from the visitors center too. The guy who went to the VC said that he wanted to know if the book of Mormon was really scripture from Heavenly Father. So we came to his house and gave him the restoration video to watch. The next time we came by he said that he had watched the video and read a lot of the book of Mormon. He wrote us a two page essay on why he wants to investigate the church!!!! haha ( that's pretty awesome right?)

Also we are working with two ladies who were baptized in December but who haven't been coming to church. One of the ladies is really old and has some memory issues so she tells us the same stories over and over. She loves to tell us about the haole elders who used to walk with her to church when she was a little girl. So we were thinking about how we could help them to come to church and that was our inspiration! We sent our district leader and his companion (two haole elders ) over to her house Sunday morning, and they walked with them to church! It was so great to see them there! we are so glad that they could come!!! gotta love our haole elders! It is always good to see people come back and enjoy the spirit at church again)

We have a super great district and zone, but it's all subject to change now! we'll know a lot more next week! Wednesday I'll find out my new companion. I am super excited to know.

sometimes, especially as a missionary, I feel so much pressure to be the  PERFECT missionary! which is a totally unrealistic expectation. but Sometimes the thought stresses me out. Someone shared this scripture this week which I love! and it totally makes everything make sense: Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in Him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is His grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.  Moroni 10:32

Only through Christ can we reach that perfection. SO we need to rely on Him in all things.  Lets all set a goal to not try to be perfect on our own!!!  It's depressingly unsuccessful!  But we can turn to the Lord for strength- that's where we find joy and are able to reach our full potential.

love you ohana!

-Sister Hodgson

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