March 5, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on March 5th, 2012

An excerpt from today’s email:

“Things here in Michigan are sweet! I’m learning sweet life lessons, like: Never begin smoking, never marry outside the faith (unless plans of conversion have already begun), Never have a pitbull as a pet (got chased by one…got away…then two blocks later we turned a corner and he was standing right in front of us like 10 feet away in attack stance! the finer details are in my journal) And finally, never ever ever go anywhere without a dictionary. The fullness of life resides in understanding words. I keep a dictionary with me while I study (since I can’t use Google).”

February 06, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on February 12th, 2012

[gallery]Elder Hoffmann recieved a birthday princess tiara as part of a care package from home... along with the instructions that he may not eat the junk food in the package without first emailing a tiara picture back.  He complied beautifully, don't you think?

Elder Hoffmann recieved a birthday princess tiara as part of a care package from home... along with the instructions that he may not eat the junk food in the package without first emailing a tiara picture back. He complied beautifully, don't you think?

” So far the work has been relatively easy going. I’m so open about not being perfect and striving to better myself that it almost feels like it’s easier than it should be. Humility makes life easier, by far! I didn’t get the door shut in my face til friday. The story I told was about how awkward it was, because i said..”we’re just out here teaching people lessons…” then she declined and slowly closed the door. It was pretty sweet tho lol. I’ll attach some pictures of my apartment and stuff :) This week was pretty slow because we had to cancel all our appointments for tuesday and wednesday for a training meeting they sprung on us. We had to get up at 4 am and drive to Indianapolis, ugh! it was awful. But we made it through, and the training was crazy spiritual :D My companion is a goober. by far the most random person I’ve ever met. Which is probably why we get along so well. He’s from Grantsville, Utah.

There are squirrels EVERYWHERE over here! :D they’re so cute! they’ve also got some serious parkour skills. My apartment is smaller than most missionaries living rooms, so now I feel like anything bigger is ungodly and a waste of space…(how’s that for a mission lesson) Now I’m convinced I’m going to live in a trailer the rest of my life :) less space to clean too.
I miss you all, but not enough to come home. “Stop telling me about your life, cuz I don’t care”…is what I would say if I hated you, but I don’t so feel free to write me letters and stuff all the time. Care packages are accepted and only parcially expected. My address is 812 Clay St. Apt. B Niles, Michigan 49120
Much love, Elder Hoffmann <(”)    <—– fear my penguin!
P.S. Now stop bugging me about the tiara picture!”

Feet on Michigan’s Soil! January 30, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on January 30th, 2012

Conner with President and Sister Collins

Conner with President and Sister Collins

Last Tuesday, Conner arrived in the field in his first area in Niles, Michigan!  He was able to call a few family members from the airport and was sounding enthusiastic as ever. :)  Mondays are still his P-Days so get those emails to him before then.

New Address:

Elder Conner Hoffmann

812 Clay St. Apt B

Niles, Michigan 49120

Here is part of an email received from him today:

“This week has been so amazing.  My companion’s name is Elder Knight. He’s pretty awesome. We found about 6 new investigators and taught about 9 lessons. We’re the bomb. I had my first tracting experience! It consisted of a lady answering the door, me freezing up and stumbling about how we’re walking around teaching lessons to people. I had no idea why I was saying the things I was. haha it didn’t make any sense. then she closed the door and we walked away.

I’ve never been so excited to wake up at 6 30 and work all day until 9 30 :). I guess that’s what missionary work does to people. I can’t believe i’ve already been out a month! time is flying! I love you so much! :) Peace out!”

January 21, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on January 22nd, 2012

Here is a little bit of Conner’s last letter:

“Please write me letters.  I miss hearing what’s going on in your life. And if you’ve already written me but I just haven’t gotten it yet, keep writing… like twice a week would be nice. I invite you to write me as often as is humanly possible and I promise you that you will feel good afterwards. Will you commit to writing me?”

This was addressed to me (his older sister), but I am sure he has the same sentiment for all of you.  Conner would love to hear from you often.  Keep in mind that he only has one more full day left in the MTC, so check back here for his new address later this week.

January 16, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on January 17th, 2012

“Yeah we have District leaders, Zone leaders and branch presidents.  So i leave the MTC next tuesday…yeah…I’m more than halfway done. after I leave I’ll almost be out a month. Time really started to fly when the new missionaries showed up on wednesday, and we’re getting ten more on wednesday! That means I have to be an example for TEN MORE PEOPLE! maybe the lord knew I might not follow the rules all the time, so He made me a zone leader to make sure I would lol. I miss you, but at the same time I’ve been promised by the Lord He’ll look after you all. And I’d say that’s someone who’s good on His word. I’m growing like a weed, in a spiritual sense. This week I plan on making it my best week ever. It’s all about the attitude :)  I miss you all and love you all. Read the Book of Mormon everyday. Then make sure you to apply it! Jacob has become my favorite book :) I invite you to read it tonight!”

20th Birthday!

Written by jhoffmann on January 16th, 2012

Today is Conner’s 20th Birthday!  An email or letter would be a perfect way to let him know you remember and support him.  Thanks!

January 9, 2012

Written by jhoffmann on January 16th, 2012

Here is a bit of Conner’s first email home:

“Hey :D Well my companion, Elder Thorpe is a great guy. He follows the rules, which is nice. I’m struggling to remember all that i’m learning. but i’m trusting in the Lord :) We’re the new zone leaders of our branch here in the MTC. Huge responsibility. I pray I can handle it. All in all, things are going pretty good. I love you!”

The Eagle has landed!

Written by jhoffmann on January 4th, 2012

Elder Conner Grant Hoffmann entered the MTC today at about 1:00PM.  He is ecstatic to be there and ready to serve the Lord.  On this blog we will post his weekly emails, photos, and updates to keep everyone in the loop.  I am sure he would appreciate letters and emails from all of you.

Here are ways to contact him:


MTC Mailbox:

Elder Conner Grant Hoffmann
MTC Mailbox # 215
IN-IND 0124
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

(Free, electronic, same-day delivery letters.)

Thanks to everyone who has supported and encouraged him to serve.