"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, March 31, 2014

Great Joy!

15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!


    Well the time is going super fast! I have been so busy with all of the teaching and finding we have been doing this past week! We have been baptizing a lot so we are trying to find a new teaching pool... ( I know... such a hard problem to have! :) I know that God is pleased with the work that we are doing here. I hope that you can tell I AM LOVING IT HERE!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Likkle Moving

Hello everyone back home!

   I had an awesome experience just the other day...Well first off we moved out of the church (downstairs) and moved upstairs... It is MAMMOTH! It's the size of like a regular home. We've been told it's one of the nicest and biggest apartments in the mission. But we left the windows open because it was hot up there. The windows don't have screens, and we didn't know that bats like to fly into homes... so we got back from working a 'likkle' bit.. and there were 2 bats flying around our house. One of them flew out the window... but one wouldn't. So I found an 8 foot stick. and starting swinging! He was getting super vexed at me and was dive bombing me and I thought he was going to bite me but then SLAM!!!!! GAME OVER! 

Likkle = little... they pronounce double t's down in Grenada as a k....here's a sentence:  Will you pass me that likkle bokkle of skikkles? :)

    Well my week was good other than we were pushed back a likkle bit by moving , but we were able to get a lot of work done and so it was a good week!

    There was a man the other day we contacted that was sitting on the side of the road. He is blind. He used to be a police officer, in fact his nickname in the force was Iron-face meaning he shows no emotion. He really doesn't either. But he is a super nice spirit and has a desire to know more about God and Jesus Christ. We haven't been able to see him for a while because he was always up countryside.. but we called him the other day and he could see us. We talked to him for a while. We started talking about baptism and told us that baptism is his dream. He wants to be washed clean. It was cool to have someone else desire to be baptized.

    I also had the opportunity to give my first baptismal interview for the sisters investigator R----. He is the He is super cool and has a great testimony of the restored gospel. It was super good experience for me in the sense that I'm worthy and he is worthy and I gave the ok for him to be baptized. I loved it.

    We had a great lesson with S------ the other day. She told us that she went to the Roman Catholic church for ash Wednesday and when she sat down she just started to cry. We asked some inspired questions and found out why she was feeling bad. She told us that she felt amazing when she came to our church and knew that she needed to get baptized into the true church. She said that she wants to get baptized more than ever now. She had a great conversion experience. It has been such a great blessing to be able to teach someone so prepared.

Family Fun Night

Grenada Zone

Elders Hill and Larson

Monday, March 3, 2014

Loving the Work

Hey everyone! It's really hot in this little computer shop! haha I'm sweating like crazy!

This past week has been BOSS! So last week we had 3 investigators with baptismal dates...now we have 6... I
'm pretty stoked!

We had 5 investigators at Church yesterday! That's the most I've ever had on a single Sunday in my entire mission. It was super cool. All of the people we're teaching are really literate too which makes it super nice to teach them from the BOM because they know how to read already. They really understand that we are representatives of Jesus Christ here and know that our goal is to baptize them. We have been inviting these people early for baptism... (first or second lesson) and it seems to be working well...we have also been trying to make daily contact with them which also helps build a relationship and lets them know they can trust us.

We went to see the F----- family. We taught about the BOM and helped them understand the importance of reading every day! They understand now and they told us that they cant wait to get baptized on the 22nd. It was a super good feeling again to know that I have been able to find and help prepare one of God's prepared children for this restored gospel. I still find it so amazing that when Christ can't come...he sends us!

I went on trade offs with Elder Dohrman... previous Assistant to the Pres. He is the zone leader on Grenada. It was a lot of fun being with him. We got a lot of work done and saw a lot of people. I asked him what I could be doing differently in my work and he said well i can't tell you that but i can tell you what i admire. He told me he just is amazed how much he can see the love that flows out of me and into the people. He said keep loving the people like that and you'll see success in the field. He is a great help to me and is super cool. He is from Washington. He'll be leaving to go home next transfer so in May... but I'm going to learn so much from him!

The people love to eat something called oil down... it's like a gumbo of fish, chicken, okra, and provision
(starchy vegetables and fruits) ...it's not my favorite but it's tolerable. I did get to try Sword fish and Marlin btw and it was so so so stinking good!!! Oh man it was BOSS!!! Conch is pretty good too!

Thats all the time i have today but i love you all and hope you're doing good!

Love Elder Aaron Hill