Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PCC & Mountain Dew ...

Hello everyone!

So this week was pretty solid! The work is a little slow with investigators right now so we have been trying to visit members and less-actives to get referrals since it's tough to find YSAs. So we were super busy having lessons with all the members and getting to know them. I love being in the young single adult ward and being able to relate with people so easily. You can make gospel analogies with sports, Harry Potter, video games, anything! It's awesome. One of our commitments to a member (who loves Mountain Dew) was to invite all his non-members friends over to drink Mountain Dew with us, that about sums up the YSA life haha.

To try and find people to teach, we go to Portland Community College and they let us set up a booth in the commons area. We put up a whiteboard with a question or a drawing on it and there will be people that come up to us and ask us questions. We had some really good conversations with some students and gave them Plan of Salvation pamphlets!
 Elder DeVries & Tyler at their Portland Community College booth ...
We had a couple lessons at the temple visitor center with a less-active girl and then a recent convert. They both went really well and we were able to teach about the Atonement. The Spirit was strong and one of the girls said she hadn't felt the Spirit like that in a long time! The temple is awesome! Don't take it for granted..

Earlier in the week we had a lesson with a girl that was inactive. The Spirit was super strong in the lesson and the girl came to church on Sunday! After church she gave us an envelope and in it she wrote a letter to us about how she is very grateful for us visiting her and that we changed her life. It was awesome!

We also had a Zone Meeting this week that me and Elder DeVries put on for our Zone. It went well! Our Zone is gonna kill it this transfer....

On Saturday, Bro. Tad R. Callister, the General Sunday School President, came and spoke to our mission! He is the one that wrote the book, The Infinite Atonement, and boy he knows his stuff. He taught us about the Plan of Salvation and really expanded on it. AND, Elder Ballard is coming to the mission again on Friday! We are spoiled.

I am grateful for all the experiences I am having out here. I know that we are children of God. We are His literal children and He wants us to be happy. He has a plan for us that is far better than any plan that we can conjure up for ourselves. Trust Him and don't be afraid! One of my favorite scriptures is D&C 6:36: "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."

Have a good week!
Elder Hill

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