Elder Aaron A. Hill...Called to Serve in the West Indies Mission...April 2013 to 2015
"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have beencalledof him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." 3 Nephi 5:13
Monday, August 11, 2014
Stuck in the Muck!
My week was good. We really had some quality lessons this week and we got some new investigators. Our zone is doing really well which I'm happy about. We were at church yesterday and E. Poulson came up to us and said "I just struck gold for you two." He told us a woman named Sister C---- called him this morning and said she has two 11 year old daughters that want to get baptized. So we look at each other and said alright! Haha so we went over after church and met them and they are a less active family and want to start coming back to church. So we will have at least two baptisms this transfer... a little miracle from the Lord resulting from our diligence and obedience!
A funny thing happened to me on Friday Night. Elder Smith and I were going to an appointment to a boy named C----. He's 14 years old and has been coming to church for the past 5 weeks. He has not been taught by the missionaries before, so he is really excited that we are starting to come over on a regular basis. Before we had the lesson with him we were standing on the street discussing what we were going to cover with him then we called inside. He came out and we talked for a few minutes... now my foot placement is not too good at this moment, because I'm standing on basically a two by four that is keeping me above a nasty trench that smells like decaying bodies. Elder Smith is in front of me and makes it safely over and doesn't look back to see if I make it. Well little did I know I was standing on the edge and my foot slipped off and my foot went straight into the goop about 3 inches. My sock and shoe was full of nasty black water.
I gained my balance a little and then tried to pull myself up but my foot formed a vacuum and it pulled me back down a foot and a half in the worst smelling mud in the world! Now you don't want to know what happens in those trenches ... I guess you could use your imagination and you'll hit the nail right on the head. haha.... I sent out a pretty loud squeal and said "Elder We're going home." It was about 7pm and I wasn't doing anything smelling like that... so we clicked a few pictures and then left so I could wash off. We went back to talk to C---- for our 8:00 appointment. The bummer is that he has been discouraged by his family and told us that he is too young to get baptized. We were pretty disappointed about that. It's hard when you can see what the potential is of someone and they choose not to accept the gospel. I hope that if he doesn't accept it now he will later in his life. He still comes to church every week...
I love teaching the gospel and sharing what I know. It is the greatest feeling and I would not trade this experience for anything in the world! I love it that much!
I love you all and miss you tons...Love Elder Hill