"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13

Monday, June 17, 2013

Welcome Elder McClain

Hey everyone...the first few weeks of the transfer were kinda hard.  New comp...new way of planning and teaching.  But I'm getting better now.  Elder McClain is a great missionary.  He works hard and is an amazing teacher.  I'm trying to learn everything I can from him because he has loads of good ideas that can benefit me in the Lord's work he has trusted me to do.

I always thought missions were knocking on doors and getting them slammed in your face.  But really in my case it's calling into windows outside the gate and getting rejected my having the people tell you they can't listen because they are cooking or sweeping.  Then when we offer to help out of the kindness of our hearts, they say 'no you are in your nice clothes you can't help me spray off my car out in the rain'... yes they wash their car in the rain.

We went to President Gould's house...he is the Port of Spain Stake President.  We taught about faith and how everyone can improve their faith.  They afterwards fed us Pig Tail...uuh it was actually really good...haha...It's like one of the weirdest best tasting foods down here.

We have a couple of baptisms coming up!  Sylvester and Anil. Missionary Work is really hard but also rewarding when your investigator is getting it and keeping commitments.  Well I love everyone so much and I thank you for all the support...it helps a lot.

Elder Hill

Monday, June 10, 2013

Zone Conference and Transfer Week

Hey Everyone!
The work is getting better. Missionary work is super tough and super satisfying.  Zone conference was great.  It was really fun to be fed and have all the missionaries in Trinidad there. We're going to be focusing on member referrals.  

Saturday, Elder Gibson and I planned a youth activity with Pres. Sookram (the Branch President) and it was a really fun thing.  We had skits for the 5 youth that came then played 'dress the missionary' and then took them contacting.  We took Imron, the boy that the sisters were teaching, and who was baptized when I first got here.  He took the lead on 'calling-in' to the houses and then testified what he knew was true. He wanted me to teach the Restoration so I just started to talk...words started to flow...especially when I was talking about Joseph.  I felt so warm and tingly and I just knew that what I was saying was true. I struggled to know the truth about Joseph Smith before my mission. I was really never quite sure.  But at that moment there was no doubt in my mind that it was true.  It was a great experience for me and my testimony of the Restoration.

Elders Gibson, Hill, and Ferrin at Zone Conference

Well, I will be staying here in the Chag...Elder Gibson is being transferred to Barbados to be a zone leader.  I will finish training with Elder McClain who is coming from Guyana and will be the new district leader here.  The past few days have been slow.  For some reason we have had all of our appointments fall through this week so it has been a lot of walking.  At church Sunday, we had 5 less actives come and it was awesome to see.

Elder Ferrin and I went on trade-offs and we were black magic cursed.  It was a really weird experience.  The guy that did it to us was a members' brother. We were teaching him a lesson about the importance of church.  His brother came in and started cursing and carrying on.  The spirit immediately left.  After that one of the members told us not to come over for awhile.  Crazy!

I'm sure next week will be filled with more crazy adventures. I've heard good things about Elder McClain.    I love and miss you all!

Elder Hill