Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!

For P-Day on Monday, we went to an aquarium with our Zone and it was pretty fun. We got to touch the fish and pet an iguana (picture of me and Wesley the iguana). In the evening, we had FHE with the Tupous again! It was as good as usual, and we always play a bunch of games after. 

We had a lesson with Rowan and dinner with a less active member. He hasn't been to church in a while, but he says that he wants to come and he has a really strong testimony but he just has work on Sundays. But it was awesome to see him have such a strong testimony still. In the evening I had the opportunity to give my first baptismal interview! As District Leader, you get to do the baptismal interviews for all of the investigators of every companionship in the District. It was a pretty cool experience! It was with a girl in the Young Single Adult (YSA) Ward and she was super ready to be baptized so it went well! 

Wednesday we had lunch and a lesson with Gilbert. It's been tough with him because he doesn't want to take that next step even though he said he believes all of the doctrine. So keep praying from him. In the evening we got the one of the worst texts you could ever get as a missionary. Annette, one of our investigators that we have been working with for the past few months, had a bad experience with a member or something (we don't know the whole story), but she texted us saying, "I am not going to convert ever. I honestly feel bad for you guys. Don't come by anymore okay".... Not a great way to end the day.

Thanksgiving!! One of the family's in our Ward throws a big Thanksgiving dinner every year for their extended family and for anyone else who doesn't have anywhere to go so we went over there for most of the day and helped them set up, eat and hangout. It was fun, and they had Despicable Me playing so we listened to it while we helped set up haha. We weren't allowed to go door-to-door proselyting, so we just hung out at the church for most of the day with the members. The kids did a little skit for everyone too so that was funny and we played a little bit of basketball! 

Friday, we had District meeting and a couple of lessons. Nothing too exciting happened. 

It was a busy day! We had three lessons and we found two new investigators! We went tracting and no one answered for like an hour and then finally someone answered and they said that they want to learn more and have us teach them, it was the craziest thing ever that never happens. So we were super excited! Later we ran into a super nice black lady that said she loves Jesus Christ and told us to come by and share a message with her and her seven daughters. So we are looking forward to that this week! For some reason a lot of our investigators are older black women haha.

Sunday we had dinner with a part member family! We had breakfast for dinner ... my first time since being out here, so that was super good. Then we had a lesson with Carissa in the evening and she is doing super well! She has work every other Sunday so she can't come to church but things are going great for her! 
Have a great week!
Elder Hill

Tyler's Hints and Highlights this Week!

*I'm reading in 3rd Nephi in the Book of Mormon and I'm trying to finish by the end of the year! 
*President Ballard texted us and told us congrats on our baptism and to keep it up! The little compliments mean a lot to us haha. 
*It's the Christmas season! A perfect time to talk to others about Christ! So don't be afraid! I'm so thankful for the Savior in my life and for the opportunity we have to celebrate His birth this time of year!

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