Monday, November 18, 2013

11/10/13



I’m doing great.   :) This week we’ve mainly focused on teaching the less actives in our area. J is doing awesome but we haven’t been able to get in to teach him on the word of wisdom yet.
J is into racing and he races a Subaru WRX STI.  This week we’ve been helping people by pulling weeds and helping them move.  There doesn't seem to be as much service opportunities here like there was in Belen.    

 Brother Arroyo is a mission legend everyone here calls him “grandpa” and every p-day he feeds us breakfast.  And our ward mission leader Brother Wamen.  Our area covers Santa Teresa down to Sunland Park.  And we get the car every other week so most of it is biking.

The candy that I sent you was from little Mexico (not the real Mexico) but there are some towns that were split by the boarder, literally.  The culture here is great! But they have too much spicy stuff. They even sprinkle red pepper on their fruits XP 

Just to tell ya, Tuesdays are now our new prep days.

11/03/13



J doing is awesome we just need to go over the word of wisdom with him and the other investigator Is S  and we haven't got in with her and we have 8 less actives that we started working on.

10/28/13



Ha-ha.  Everydays a holiday and every meals a feast I reckon its going pretty good and I found out my purpose here.  Now that there is horses here. XD   I love it!
Every summer they take the horses to the mountains to train and stuff but in the fall/winter they take the horses down to El Paso to do horse races and stuff so there will be tons of horses down here and where there is horses, there are bound to be horse people that need to hear the gospel.

The apartments that we have are nice but we have to carry our bikes up the stairs to the third floor every day.  The area here is nice the people here are mostly super rich and all have huge houses.
And I run into a lot of Spanish people so I’m going to have to learn some Spanish while I’m here. And the ward is nice but I still miss Belen also.

J is cool.  He is one of our investigators and he wants to fix his life up a bit so we’ve been teaching him and he now has a baptism date.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10/21/13



It’s a bitter sweet feeling Leaving Belen was because I love Belen.  Ha-ha.  I miss Belen and Utah so much I will miss them and I will miss the Vigles the most. My new ward covers El Paso 5th south, the people are nice and friendly but I don’t care much for the El Paso area, it’s a pretty big city. I hate it when missionaries talk about areas being good and bad because it puts a negative influence on the next area.  And an area is only open because there is someone who needs to hear the gospel.
My new companion is Elder Becar he’s from Compton, California and he seems like a good missionary and I respect him.  We work well as missionaries we both work straight forward to get work done and that is all that I need.  We are both there too work, to teach and to share the gospel.  We share the car with the sisters from week to week to teach our investigators but I can’t remember any of their names because they are all in Spanish.

Next General Conference is when we go to the temple again but this time we are to the Juarez Temple going and well that’s when I will need to get a pass port.
So far I’ve only learned a little bit of Espanol.  I’m doing good I miss home but there’s not much I would be doing back home right now and the work here is great so I feel a pleasure to be serving this people here.

10/14/13



Today we had the Saturday session of conference and I can’t tell you everything about it because it was a lot to digest but I was able to understand and I stayed awake! So that’s good.  
Sunday, President Monson spoke and said that this is the greatest conference we’ve had. And you know, it's been!  Monday, we went to the temple and watched the new temple movie and it was good, the whole session was but the best part was when we met in the sealing room and President Miller talked about our time as a missionary. 
After Elder Lee and I got home Tuesday night we we woke up to a phone call at 10:30.  It was President Miller calling from the mission office and he told Elder Lee that he was going to the training meeting on Thursday.  And then Friday came around and at 8:00 we got another phone call.  “Elder Hill you are leaving Belen.”  (I would really miss Belen.Anyways transfer day is this Tuesday.  I was in the first meeting up north in Alba City and they gave Elder Lee his greenie companion and then sent me down south in the transfer van to the La Cruces transfer meeting.  I thought, “This is cool!  Duncan Doughnuts is across the street!”  But then they gave me my new companion and we went down to El Paso 5th South.  I can see Juarez from here but don’t worry El Paso is very safe.  Even though Belen’s country it’s the country areas that you have to worry about like Taos.  And ya.  So now I’m here as far down as you can go abd this is also the same area Elder Robison served in before he went to Belen.