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.

Transfers



Transfers:  If we are going to get transferred we get a call on Saturday we and then Tuesday is when we go to the area we are next assigned.  And they called me last Saturday so I will be transferred.
Yes mom my room clean and I have packed my bags. So anytime in the near future I go I’m ready and because my room is clean. ;)

A Baptism



R. Got baptized!    We were meeting with F and she came in to the house asking for some help with her door and we said, “Well, we could help tomorrow.”   So the next day we were helping and
she started asking questions about the church.  And then next we were helping her with her
fence and shaving her lama named Lorenzo and it almost spit at us. Which was pretty fun!  And then she asked, “How do I join your church?”  So then we taught her all
the discussions and she got baptized and she invited all her friends to the baptism.  She was so happy to be baptized.  She is the boss.  Yes, I love her she is like an aunt to me.


We are still meeting F he goes to church and even watches conference, but he hasn't made any decisions yet. In all due time.



The AlbuquerqueTemple


Elder Hill, Elder Lee, Elder Taylor and Elder Gibson