"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, 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