zondag 31 december 2017


Christmastime is always a wonderful season (maybe because it's also my birthday :) ). It's a little bit different here... We hiked (with one of the greatest investigators ever) and it was hot and we were close to the beach. Very different to what I'm used to!
But, you don't hear me complaining about it! 

Sister tailleur and I got to share some messages for Christmas that we really liked. Check it out:

Merry Christmas everyone!!

zondag 24 december 2017

Cold in Hawaii

The most surprising transfer news happened:
I am going back to Waianae and Makaha (serving in both wards again) for my last transfer. Not only that, I will be together with sister Tailleur who served in Waianae before as well (actually, I took her spot when I went to Waiane to serve with sister Modolon). Surprising, surprising. I am sad to leave my area in Ewa Beach, but I am also very grateful that I get to be my last transfer with the people I came to know in Waianae and Makaha.
It is more chilly here than I can remember though.... It's only 16 degrees Celsius and I am cold... What happened to me....? Why can't I handle the cold, that I used to love so much, anymore....? It will be fun when I get home in January..... :O

Also, It's Light the World month again. 
Starting December 1st (sorry I am so late to put it up...) there are 25 ways/suggestions given to us to share Christ's light with others. It's pretty awesome.

zaterdag 2 december 2017



Here I am again.

So many challenges are going on. Sister Pluim and I are just so excited to study the scriptures.
We are reading the Doctrine and Covenants before we go home.
We are doing President Nelson's challenge where we are reading all the scriptural references in the topical guide about Jesus Christ.
Starting December 1st, the mission is going to read Jesus the Christ by Talmage together in 150 days.
Yup, plenty of things to read. Bring it on. Challenge accepted.

Also, Thanksgiving happened! Sister Pluim and I have been sharing a really sweet video during our dinner appointments ( https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2010-11-23-thanksgiving-daily?lang=eng ). So many things to be thankful for. Let us develop this attitude of gratitude as President Monson so very well stated.
A while ago in Honoka'a I saw a really nice sign in a restaurant and finally thought to share it now:
Thank you Lord for the Food
Before us
The Friends and Family
Beside us
And the Love
Between us
This will probably be the last year that I will celebrate it. There sure wasn't a shortage of food. The members were so kind as to invite us. In total we had 2,5 meals (one was only a desert). You know you're in Hawaii for a long time when you will be able to accomplish that.... Good times :)

This transfer we went to Pearl Harbor again. In remembrance of Veteran's day, we put a loooooooong flag at the side of the railing of the ship. Of course it broke my heart to see that we had to put the flag upside down.....