Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Transfer Calls!

Quick side note from Tyler's mom:

Tyler's Mission office is asking that all Christmas packages/letters for missionaries be sent to the Mission home by Dec. 5 and they will then be passed out to the missionaries at a Christmas party two weeks later.  They want to make sure all missionaries will be receiving a little something for Christmas :)  Thanks in advance for remembering Tyler during his first Christmas away from home!  He would really enjoy and appreciate hearing from all his friends :)  His Mission home address is:

Elder Tyler Hill
c/o The Oregon Portland Mission Office
1400 NW Compton Drive, Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006

Hi everyone!

It's already been six weeks since I started training! That's crazy! So we got transfer calls and I will be staying in Moreland for another transfer as DL and to finish training. This will be my fourth transfer and I will have stayed here for 6 months! I feel like it was yesterday that I had my first day here. I love being in this Ward and I am so grateful for all the members and investigators that I have become super close with and all of the friends I have made here in this area! 

Beautiful fall day in Oregon!

Not too much to report on this week ...

Monday night we had dinner over at Jacob Graham's house who I met up at BYU-i and became friends with. He lives in our Stake which was a really crazy but funny coincidence. There were four missionary companionships at this dinner so it was a party.

Tuesday we helped the same lady from last week with the burned down house finish moving all her stuff and then we had a couple of lessons in the evening and then basketball.

Wednesday we had to drive to the mission office so Elder Giles could take some driving test so we hung out in Beaverton for a lot of the day. We then came back and met with Gayle's daughter, Tamra! She is starting look more into the Church and she really likes when we come over so hopefully we can start teaching her on a regular basis now. We had to give the car to some Sisters in Oregon City since they crashed their car, so we are back on bike now:/

Thursday we had our monthly Costco hot dogs with Bro Christiansen! Mormons must love Costco because every time we go there people are always saying hi to us and asking us if they can pay for our food, it's awesome. We might eat at Costco every day.

Later, we met with Gilbert and he said he is 99.5% there on getting baptized. He just needs an extra little push, and we have tried everything! So pray for Gilbert that he will have the desire to make that final commitment! In the evening we had FHE with the Tupou Family and they made us dinner! That family is awesome and it was a great lesson!

Friday we had District Meeting and then did service at the Stake Center for a lot of the day. We played basketball in the evening with Gilbert and the other investigators in the Stake.

Saturday was super busy. We had five lessons!! It was supposed to pour all day and it didn't thank goodness because we had to bike all over the place. Heavenly Father is looking out for us!

Love and miss you all!

Elder Hill

Tyler's Highlights and Hints this Week! 

*WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS SATURDAY! Our investigator, Carissa is being baptized this Saturday and she is so excited. I didn't wanna say anything the past couple of weeks so I wouldn't jinx it, but it looks like it is 100% going to happen!! (Hopefully I'm not jinxing it) After teaching and working with her for about four months now, she said that she is ready and wants to take the next step, so we are super excited for her! I have come to love her and we have become really close! She said that I'm "like her brother who always has her back" and I might have the opportunity to give her the gift of the Holy Ghost which is super exciting! 

*Go watch the Mormon Message "Hope Ya Know, We Had a Hard Time".. It's a good one.

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