"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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dressed In White

     So I just want to tell you that L--- was baptized on Saturday!!! So that was super cool for me to experience. I was really excited when she told me that she wanted me to baptize and confirm her. It was truly a blessing from the Lord. We had a great service with 2 other people and so a lot of us were all dressed up in white. It was a beautiful scene. On Sunday we went by and talked about the temple and the holy ghost. We are really trying to help her continue on the path of true conversion. I don't want to hear 5 years from now that the missionaries are trying to get her to come back to church. She did tell me that she knows that this is what she knows God wanted her to do, so that is the best start you could ever have. A firm assurance that you're on the right path!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Record!

     Well everyone! I beat my record for Lessons in a week again! I have to find something to do because my mind wanders a lot. I get so antsy in the apartment that the only thing I can seem to do is work and teach people. It's funny how I have come to love teaching people instead of just liming and doing nothing... except for on P-days... I love liming on those days! This past week went by so fast! I can't believe it! I was looking at my planner for last transfer... I had a total of 20 member lessons, 101 lessons w/out a member, and 36 recent convert/less active lessons. So a total of 157 lessons in about 42 days. Not too bad if you ask me! I hope it's God's will that we get some baptisms!

    A lady contacted us about 5 weeks ago, but the thing is she could only meet on Sunday afternoons and so we actually had forgotten the last few times to go by. But yesterday we called her and she said we could come by. She is a pentecostal and hasn't gone to church for "years" - she couldn't remember the last time she went, so it was a while ago. She has two daughters. The 3 of them are really smart. We had a lesson with them about the restoration. It only seemed like an hour but I looked at my watch and 3 hours had passed! It was a great lesson and the spirit was really strong. I can see a lot of good things happening with these 3 because they are willing to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it! I see a lot of promise in them!
    The Book of Mormon really helps to clear up concerns and it is amazing to me knowing that the Book really does resolve all confusion and heartache.

                                                                "The Message of the Restoration"

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 !

    How is everyone? Well, it's the first week of the new year...not counting but 15 weeks until I arrive back home... CRAZY! I just want to say that it was great talking to everyone on skype! I felt a lot more easy going because I was comforted by the thought that I will be sitting right by you all in 3 months. It will be great!
   So this past week was great. We had a total number of 30 lessons, 32 contacts, 60 at church and my highest amount of lessons in a day was 9... the highest of my mission so far! It felt really good. We did a lot of singing over the holiday, and we talked to a lot of people about the church's "Share The Gift" cards. 

   A few weeks ago I met a super cool guy for like 3 seconds because he was in a hurry. But I was quick on the draw and got his number. So on Tuesday I called him because everything fell through. He was like well I'm not busy tonight so I'll meet you at the bus stop at 6. I was like oh ya I've seen this a thousand times.. he's not coming. But we were there at 5:55pm and bam he was there. My jaw dropped and my first thought was... you are the very first person to keep an appointment time on my mission! I was completely blown away!  We taught him once about the atonement and being forgiven and he was like I know what you're teaching me is true. We taught him the resto and gave him a book of Mormon and he is now on chapter 6 in 1 Nephi.  I didn't tell him to read that much and so I was astonished to hear he read that much and that he was able to recite everything back to me with application. We invited him to be baptized and he said yes! So hopefully he will be prepared for that day. We invited him to come to the movie night on Friday and he showed up. We watched 'Ephraim's Rescue' and he loved it. It brought on a lot of conversation about how the early church began.  I really want him to be faithful so that he can be a strong kingdom builder in the branch.  

Well that's about it for me this week. I love you all and hope you are doing good!
Love Elder Hill