"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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Coming Home!

Today was the Day!  The day I was set apart as a missionary 2 years previous.  Who would have thought it would have come to an end this quickly?  As I look back I can only see the blessings that have come into my life, and the man that my Heavenly Father has asked me to become in only a short amount of time.  When I think about it... I served during my 20th year as a child of God, and gave back to him 10%. My Two years was served in the West Indies!  I lived it, I loved it, and I will always cherish the wonderful memories and actions I was able to be blessed with.  I have come to an understanding of the Gospel that will always stick with me as I stay true and faithful to his miraculous teachings! The Friends that I made are Lifelong, and Eternal!  I'm sad that it is all ending, but at the same time I'm comforted by the fact that I came, I did, I conquered, and I worked my tail end off!  I feel amazing and I Cant wait for the blessings and miracles I have yet to experience on my next mission of Life! 

Elder Christensen and Hill

Elder Glade and Dearing

Elder Ferrin and Hill

Surprised by My Brother in Houston

Snow Capped Mountains!

Waiting Patiently

Returning With Honor

Best Birthday Present Ever!

Luggage arrived a week later ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Last Day in Trinidad

   I left St. Lucia at 4 am in order to make the 6:30 flight to St. Vincent, where my luggage was lost.  We then flew on to Barbados, and then to Trinidad.  We had interviews, a nice meal, a final devotional-fireside and then said our last goodbye's before getting a short night's rest...me with only the clothes on my back.

Departing Missionaries

Sister and President Mehr and Elder Hill

Elder Hill and Larson

Getting ready to leave (luggage was lost in St.Vincent)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Signing Off for Now

   Well everyone! This email will probably be pretty short, due to I'll see you all, well most of you in a few days! Ah I'm so excited to see you again. I feel that this past two years has gone so fast but so slow all at the same time if that makes sense and is even possible.
   This past week has been an emotional roller coaster for me! Since Thursday last week, I have been having a lot of doubts if I have been a good missionary! Satan has really been getting into my head putting doubts in my mind. I was listening to them because they seem so real. I realized about Friday night and Saturday that it is a feeling of anticipation because I'm excited to come home. Only instead, I feel guilty for being excited. It's interesting and hard to explain. But essentially I know that I have been a good missionary and worked hard. So I feel like the doubt and trouble will let off as I return home and realize all the good I have done!

   General Conference was good for me! I had the same favorite as mom. (Elder Pearson) I thought that talk was really good! as well as M. Russell Ballards talk in the priesthood session... ;) if you know what I mean! I feel like a lot of talks were geared towards return missionaries. Maybe that's just my perspective and the spirit talking to me. But they focused a lot on being faithful to the things that I'm teaching people. My worst fear is slipping up when I get home. But comfort came to me when I heard the talk about desires. If I have a prayer in my heart and work as hard as I can to not slip up, and do the little things I will build my testimony consistently and be a strong disciple of Christ!

   Well my nerves could go through the roof right now! I'm excited! I fly to Trinidad on Wednesday morning on LIAT.. so I hope they don't loose my luggage.. knock on wood! But my flight leaves at 7 in the morning. We spend the day there. We will have a departing devotional with pres. Mehr and dinner, then I fly out Thursday morning.

   Well I don't really have anything else to say! Thanks for the final mail!


Love ELDER HILL.... signing off for now! might be reinstated in the future!