Saturday, December 3, 2016

Always Be a Missionary

If everyone could be reconciled with God through the atonement of Christ, we would all be filled with such great joy.

I´ve been converted into a permanent missionary and I´ll always invite people to listen to the missionaries. 

I´ll surround myself with people, envirments, music and influences that allow me to continue to live in rightousness even though I might continue to make mistakes as I have done for 20 years. 

I love you guys, I´ll see you soon. I´ll be in church on the 18th to see you all :)

Elder Hilton

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Last Week of Full Work

I can say that the base of my conversion are the personal experiences I've had feeling God´s love, knowing that I´m his son. A special one. And reading the Book of Mormon and learning so much. Feeling hunger and thirst to know more and understand. The experiences I've felt the presence of God in the temple and in other holy places. 

I love being a missionary and I´ll always be one. I´ll do all I can to keep this fire alive, driving me to do all a missionary does. The best thing we can do as missionaries is find investigators, help the members to be good friends with them and teach them every day. Be constant with them. When that situation happens, many people come to be converted in the gospel. Its always been a gospel of love and friendship. We need others to live it. Especially at first. In order to feel the Savior´s love, a lot of times we need to feel it through other people. Through our love, service and diligence with others. My area is pretty good. I haven't had time to go to it a lot this week but there's a PF family and the daughter is going to be baptized on the 3rd! I´m really happy for this awesome family. I know it was their time to come back. 

This is going to be my last full week of work. Next Saturday will be the 3rd. The new missionaries come on the 6th, the missionaries that go home will be coming to the city on the 7th, my Dad gets here the 8th and the 9th all the missionaries in my group go home and I have to be closely involved in all of those activities, leaving me no time to work in my area. I have to give it my all this week! Every day as my last. I love this work and the gospel. I know that God´s plan will be fulfilled in all who are faithful. I love Christ and his perfect atonement made to redeem us from death and suffering. The Book of Mormon is the source of this knowledge which brings so much joy to me. 

Love you guys.
Elder Hilton

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Determining Factor

There´s only 3 weeks left of full proselyting (the fourth week we have transfers and in the offices there´s absolutely no time to proselyte in this last week) so if our investigators go to church tomorrow, there's a possibility of them getting baptized in my time left on the mission. If they don't come to church, my goal will be to prepare more people to come in order for the next missionaries that will replace me to baptize them. If they do come to church, my goal will be to prepare them for baptism. We´ll see what happens.

 I´m starting to understand the great importance of this work. Its completing many promises that the Lord has made with lots of old prophets. Enos, Mormon, Moroni, Jacob and many more. They all had faith and prayed that the Lamanites be restored and repent and now its happening.

This week me and my comp went on a 3 day long trip to Beni. There´s three cities in Beni. Trinidad, Riberalta and Guayaramerín. We went to all three so we have 3 pictures getting out of the planes of all three places.

In one of the pictures the little girl in the back posed hahahahaha

Love you guys!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


When thinking upon the spiritual events that have occurred during the course of my youth, I feel peace, joy and virtue. I desire to continue living in such a way that I can always have these feelings with me. I recognize that even one thought, one decision, one desire can strip me of all that makes me happy. I need to be anchored on the source of all virtue, power and protection: my Savior.
Me and my comp with the board of the whole mission behind us

I can feel a difference in my energy level as a missionary in the offices with little time left on the mission. I´m striving even though at times I sense feelings of fatigue. My desire is to teach the gospel in such a way that the people that hear me can understand what they need to do in order to acquire peace in their lives. 

We found a house where 4 sisters live together. Three of them have their husbands. All of them are interested and said that they will go to church. That will determine if there is a possibility of me being present at the time of their baptism or not. I have a lot of hope for them to get to that point conversion during my last few weeks here.

Love you guys,

Elder Hilton

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A week of administration

It hurts to have to neglect my area for a whole week, but this week, we had to completely focus on the administration in the offices. It´s always like that every transfer. I have goals and plans and desires for my area but a lot of the time there's no time to get them done. 

This week we received the new missionaries (6 north americans, one from Chile, one from Peru, a sister from Brazil and a sister from panamá)

Taking the missionaries that ended their missions to the airport was a preview of whats going to happen to my group in one more transfer. We had some problems with the overweight luggage of one elder and I got a little stressed out. It kind of ruined the moment of saying goodbye to him due to my stress and worries. 

I´m really happy about my mission and I hope that many more miracles occur before I end.  Thanks for all your support and love, I know I´ll continue to receive it when I get home.


Elder Hilton

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ask for miracles

I told my comp several times this week ¨I´m so trunky¨ 
But in the weekly planning inventory he told me that I´m not trunky because I still haven´t lost my vision of the work or my diligence.

That´s what I´m going to work at, not losing my diligence or my vision of my goals. I was going through my journal of all the mission and the most exiting stories that there are have to do with praying for miracles. 

Several times in the mission I've been able to pray for a miracle and promise that I´d write it down. In the night I've been able to think about the day and recognize several miracles. Big and small.
I did so once more yesterday with my companion Elder Valencia (From Perú) and something happened that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the prayer of faith. We now have several investigators that are going to come to church and one with a baptismal date.

My biggest goal for the rest of the mission is to baptize 3 families. I really hope it happens and know that it can if I work hard each day to gain it. As they said in the conference, we can´t pray to strip someone of their agency, but I can work hard to find the right people, the people that have been prepared, I can pray to be guided to say the right words and be guided by the spirit in word and action. 

I really want to come home with a purified heart. With a new attitude. With a desire to serve in my heart. That's the change I strive to see in myself and in my converts. 

Love you guys. 
See you in 8 weeks. 

Elder Hilton

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Our Savior´s Love

I loved General Conference.
I loved how they talked about the Plan of Salvation and how everyone can recognize the truths of it.
It got me excited to talk to people about Christ as is taught in the Book of Mormon.
An apostle once said that due to the restauration, we know more about Jesus Christ than anyone.
David A. Bednar said that we need to know Christ to be saved. 
By reading the book of Mormon, accepting what it teaches and living it, we come to know him perfectly. If we come to know him, we come to know his Father... And this is eternal life: to know the Father. 

The restored gospel makes it possible for us to live all that is required to become like our Savior. 
Jesus Christ once said ´be perfect´ and the testimony that Nefi leaves in the Book of Mormon is that the Lord will not give us any commandments without preparing the way for us to get them done. We have the potential to become even as our Savior.

As we feel his love in our loves and show our love toward him, we become true diciples. We become full of his love and are transformed in sources of his love and help. It is a goal that requires you to leave your comfort. Talk to people you normally wouldn´t talk to, do things you normally would feel uncomfortable doing. But thats the beginning of growth. 

I´m starting to see in my life that my weaknesses are too much and too strong for me to handle on my own. I need to rely on my Savior in order to be strong. We all do.

I love my family and am excited to see them once more. I´m planning a meeting with all my friends that have gone on missions so we can share some experiences and hear eachother talk in our native languages. 

Thanks for you support love and prayers.
With all respect and love
Elder Hilton