Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Always follow promptings ....
So this week wasn't as eventful as last week but it was still pretty solid! We had Zone Conference and Elder DeVries and I trained on what we learned from Elder Callister a couple weeks ago. It went well!
On Saturday, we were asked by our apartment complex managers to help a tenant named Kate, an older lady, move apartments from the upstairs to the downstairs. We said sure! So we go over there and meet this lady and start moving all of her stuff. She was so grateful for the help and couldn't believe that we did this voluntarily. When Elder DeVries and I were downstairs by ourselves I told him that I really felt like we should give her a Book of Mormon. He said, "yeah do it!". So I go to the car and grab one and walk up there and told her that we had a gift for her! I gave her the book, told her what it was all about, testified of its truthfulness, and told her how it has blessed my life. She said that she has been looking for a new church to join and that she thought the Book of Mormon sounded wonderful! (Keep in mind that people in Portland are never that interested in religion or Mormons at all). So I told her all about church and about what we do as missionaries. She said that she was going to read the Book of Mormon and that she wanted to learn more! I then ran downstairs and told DeVries everything that happened and he was like no way we gotta call the family ward Elders. So we called up the missionaries that cover the area and told them to come help us move the rest of Kate's stuff. They came over and we got them to set up a time to meet with Kate during the week and for her to come to church. It was pretty cool. Another example to me to always follow promptings!
Nothing else too crazy happened this week. We had a few lessons and a lot of trying to find people to teach. Chad, our investigator we gave to the Sister missionaries, is still doing great and planning on getting baptized in two weeks! Super exciting!
With General Conference coming up, I wanted to share one of the scriptures we have been sharing with our members.
"Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea."
We have the opportunity to hear from a living prophet and apostles this week! And through their words and witness we can obtain a hope and an unshakable faith that will be a strength in our lives. In Conference we can receive personal revelation for ourselves in any situation we are at in our lives. I can promise that something of what they say in Conference will help you personally in your life. So invite a friend to watch with you and they can have the same experience!
PS - These are a few pictures from their Mt. Hood hike on Monday!
Posted by Hill Family at 3:45 PM