Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Almost Easter!!

Hi everyone!

Happy almost Easter! It's a perfect opportunity this week to invite someone to church, so don't be afraid! 

Tuesday we went on splits with our Ward Mission Leader Bro. Steele (he is awesome) and another member. We went to go see the Johnsons and they were sleeping; but the grandma answered the door and we had a really good conversation with her. She says she wants to learn more so that was exciting! 

You would think that with Easter coming up people would be more willing to listen and want to talk about Christ. but we had some rough times this week. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we we did a lot of contacting and tracting, and we were getting yelled at left and right. We were tracting and this guy opened the door and was like, "you better get the *bleep* outta here right now! Go on get!" And then another time we were just walking down the road and someone drove by and yelled, "you Mormons are a *bleeping* joke!".... Then there were some other incidents, and it got to that point when we were just like what the heck are we even doing here. BUT then Friday I received a letter and it had a picture of missionaries with a broken bike and it said, "When do the best two years of my life start?" I was thinking, "haha ain't that the truth." On the inside it had the scripture, Alma 26:27: "Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said.. bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success." That scripture changed the week around. Even though we didn't have much success this week, the Lord knows what we are going through and what we need to do to have success, we just have to put our faith and trust in Him. So shout out to the person who sent me that, you know who you are! 
Tracting in the boonies ...

Random lake ...

On Thursday we hooked up Jerry Johnson, our investigator, with a dentist in our Ward to get some free dental work done for his toothache after the office closed. We went over there after they were done and we shared a lesson in a dentist office. We also took some pics of us being dentists!
We did a ton of service this week too. We chopped wood, helped plant some trees, pulled some ivy at a nature park, and of course played Pinochle with the old folks. It was hilarious because there is this old lady who likes to give you a hug and kiss on the cheek when she meets you, and I forgot to tell Elder Garfield about her so he is sitting there playing cards and she comes over and introduces herself and hugs him, and then he turns back around to play and she comes up behind him and kisses him on the ear! He jumps up and was like what the heck hahahaha it was hilarious. 

Love and miss you all!!  Have a great Easter!!

Elder Hill

Tyler's Hints & Highlights this Week!

* The new Church Easter video is out and I posted it on Facebook! So if you haven't seen it, go check it out! And don't be afraid to post or share it. 

* On Saturday it was "bring your own cup" any size to 7/11 for slurpees. So we found a couple big 'ole containers in our kitchen and got giant slurpees for $1.50 haha. 
* This is the last week of the transfer! We get transfer call Saturday so we will see what happens!! 

* Ponderize Scripture: Romans 8:31 - "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" As missionaries we get yelled at, mocked, and cussed at, but as long as we have God with us what is the worse that can happen? Another translation for this is "if God be for us, who can prevail against us?" When we rely on God and have His spirit and power, there is no one that can discourage, hinder, or stop the work and purposes that He has planned to fulfill. 

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