January, 2012

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Feet on Michigan’s Soil! January 30, 2012

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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

Tuesday, 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!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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

January 9, 2012

Monday, 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!

Wednesday, 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:

Email:

conner.hoffmann@myldsmail.net

MTC Mailbox:

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

DearElder.com

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

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