ALOHA – 32 Days & Counting

About two weeks ago, I received a packet from my mission president with details and specificities regarding the Honolulu mission. I learned that my mission is divided into 11 zones (refer to map below). I will primarily be in the Laie zone where the visitors’ center is. Apparently, our mission president was asked if he wanted the Honolulu mission to be split up. He said no. 🙂


Another thing I learned about my mission was the ALOHA motto.

“In the Hawaii Honolulu Mission we have a wonderful mission motto and it goes like this: We are grateful to be in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission–the Aloha Mission. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is our message, love of God and others is our motivation, and obedience to the commandments and mission rules is our strength. By sharing the gospel with others, we can give them the “ha” – the breath of life, even eternal life. Aloha.”

You might not have noticed, but this motto is an acronym of sorts for the word “Aloha”.

  • Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • Love of God and others
  • Obedience to the commandments and mission rules
  • HA, the breath of life, eternal life

Another quasi-motto:

“The Kukui nut was prized by the Hawaiians because the kernel is rich in oil. Each kernel burned for three minutes. It reminds us of the light of the Savior which fills our souls, not for three minutes, but for eternity.”

I am so so grateful. Serving a mission is truly a privilege. & let’s be real, who gets to serve in Hawaii?! 😀

Today, I am especially grateful for the enabling powers of the Atonement.


32 days and counting…

Bisous de Provo,



Hello world!


I received my mission call on January 16, 2013 to labor in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission Laie Temple Visitors’ Center. I was originally called to enter the missionary training center (MTC) in Provo on April 3 but after much contemplation, I decided to enroll in school for Winter Semester. My new MTC date is May 14, 2013! After I take all my finals, I am heading home to Korea for a short two weeks before I come back to Provo. I am absolutely elated…


Aloha nui loa,

Kristy Yoo