How has it already been a week!?
Monday So Monday night we were biking to FHE and Elder Giles bike broke again so we had to walk all the way back home.... Again. Bikes are from the devil.
Tuesday Tuesday we spent all day with Gilbert helping an older lady move her stuff from her property to a storage unit. A couple years ago her house burned down and so she had been living in a trailer and now she is moving somewhere else. She had so much stuff and it took us about six hours and we didn't even finish she had so much stuff! But she was really grateful and she gave us all really big hugs and was really appreciative so it was good to help her out. Tuesday night we played basketball at the church and there were some non-members there that I think could have played for the Trail Blazers. It was crazy how good they were.
Wednesday Wednesday we had a couple of good lessons and we had dinner and a lesson with Carissa at the Francis's house! It was such a good time and a great lesson and we even played with their 1950's pinball machine. So that was pretty sweet.
Thursday Thursday a lot of plans fell through, but we did have a lesson with Gilbert and he said he is 99% there about getting baptized but he is still hanging on to his Catholic background. So we have been really trying to help him out with that, but he did say that if he gets baptized and I happen to get transferred that "Elder Hill has to come back and do it. I don't care where he is and when he gets moved, you better go find him because he is the only one that can do it and those are my demands!" So that was super cool, I really hope that he gets baptized soon and it would be such a cool opportunity to be able to do that!
Friday Friday we started the day out doing service for this less-active lady in our Ward. We went over to her place and we were taking plants out of pots for her. This lady is about 88 years old but she is pretty swift and also kinda crazy. She was taking a plant out of a pot and she says, "do you know what this is?....... It's cannabis! Like marijuana!" and she starts chuckling to herself. It definitely was marijuana cause we could smell it from a mile away. So I guess we helped a less-active lady move her weed farm. After that adventure, we went over to the Holgate Center and taught a couple lessons to Sister Scott and Sister Pierce. Then, the most exciting part of the week!! We got a car for a few days! Long story short, an Elder in our district went home and so his companion is in a trio for a few days and we get their car. So that's nice to have a car since it has been raining all day every day!
Sunday Sunday we went to six hours of church because we had to go to church with the missionary who's companion went home. President Ballard was speaking at his Ward so it was pretty cool to be able to go listen to him! After church we saw President Ballard driving on the road and we pulled up next to him at a red light and he waved at us. I was driving and Elder Giles and Elder Ellis were yelling at me to race him. So we pulled up in front and then he blew past us haha. It was pretty funny!
Have a good week!
Tyler's highlights this week! *Transfers are this Saturday, but I'm 99% sure that I will stay here for another transfer. I will be in Moreland for six months!
*I love this Ward and all the people here. The Ward literally becomes your family out here.
*It rains all day every day now :)