Monday, May 30, 2016

The Whole Family :D

This week we have a family of 6 that will be preparing for the interview to be baptized. I'm really excited. Its something exciting because I´ve never helped an entire family into the gospel on my mission. On the 10th they'll be married, the 11th baptized and the 12th confirmed. 

Another reason its been so awesome is because a lot of members have been involved in the learning process. We've seen such a big change of priorities and desires in each family memeber.
They're the Araus Vargas family. Máximo, Janet, Elvis, Maximiliano, Massiel, and Noemí.

(This is the Araus Vargas family. Everyones here except Maximo and Janet)

Another family that went to church this sunday is the Manjon Aguilera family. Theyve been prepared. From the moment we entered into their house, weve seen such a huge change in their lives. Some kind of connection occured in the first visit because theyve just been completely chaning their style of life in order to come to church, visit with us, read the book of mormon and be good people. 

(the President is ending his mission. A new one comes soon.)

From this whole process the thing thats most impacted me is the HUGE difference that the Book of Mormon makes in someones progress. If they read every day, everything goes well when it comes to the spiritual things. But if they dont, they dont find the spirtual strenght they need to overcome the obstacles. 

(This is the Lopez Family. We did a Lego representation of the vision of the tree of life)

I know that this gospel is true and that its what can help us to see the difference between whats right and wrong, and give us the desire and strength to choose whats right. That's what it all comes down to. Whats right and wrong. What helps us progress and what keeps us from progressing. The gospels only purpose is to help us to progress and find an eternal joy. I love it. I know its what each one of us needs in our lives. The only way to know it is to experiment, to try it out. I invite you all to read the Book of Mormon. One chapter a day for a week. I promise that you'll come to know that its good if you do so. 

Elder Hilton

Monday, May 23, 2016

The best week ever!

We've been working with an intense goal to get 30 lessons every week and 12 with member. THis week we lost ourselves in the work so much that we kind of forgot about the goals and at the end of the week we counted up the lessons and we had 38 lessons and 24 with member. It was incredible.

My testimony is that God will put prepared people in the path of those that constantly strive to be obedient and do all they can for the spiritual welfare of his children. We have 2 families with a date to be baptized. One isnt married but on the 10th theyre going to get married and on the 11th of June baptized. His name is Maximo and his wife is Janet. The same one Ive already mencioned. He loved joking around. When we were talking about the wedding he said that we needed to bring 20 bottles to share. Haha so I told him we would bring 20 bottles of sprite. He loves laughing. 

The other family is separated right now. Its the Lopez family. Theyre going to try living together again on the 29th and theyll be getting baptized the 4th of June. Then the sister Carla Vaca has the date of the 11th of June to be baptized. they all have to goal to read the book of mormon every day this week. We promised them that if they did, they would gain the necesary desire to overcome whichever obstacle that comes in their path.

I love this gospel and I know thats its to only thing that can bless families with an eternal happiness. Think about it, what else could offer such a complete Joy. 
Love you guys

Elder Hilton

Monday, May 16, 2016

Three awesome families

We finally got a good amount of investigators in church this week. One of them has two kids that are SO rowdy. They were yelling during the sacrament prayer so we had to get some members to take them to the nursery room and they destroyed all the toys and stuff in there. It was a very stressful experience. I don't know what their mom must have done to get them to be like that. But other than that were really excited for this week because of three families that were teaching.

Family Vaca is a 19 year old girl that wants to go on the mission, and a young couple that don't live together and don't have kids either so were going to help them to decide if they should get married or not yet. 

Family Araus Vargas is Janet who has a super strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and always comes to the actives and to church and her husband Maximo who isn't a member and doesn't really accept the church or the book of mormon yet because we haven't visited with him that much. But last night we went with a member called Martín Fuertes and it helped him SO much. We shared all of lesson one which is about the book of mormon and Joseph Smith. then Martín talked for a while and helped him SO much then invited him to play soccer the next day. 

Family Lopez is a married couple that got separated because of arguments and fights. We've been visiting with them separately but lately we've had 2 visits with them together. Last night we went with the Rojas Family and they helped so much. Sister Lopez opened her heart and told us how she honestly felt. Same with her husband. We have goal for them to be baptized and that same day they're going to live together again and forget everything that happened and leave it in the past and start over again.

I love this work and especially because we get to work with families. Love you guys!

Elder Hilton

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mothers Day!

We finally saw a little glimpse of the fruit of our labor this sunday when 4 investigators went to church! I'm really excited to help Sister Janet to continue with her desire to help her husband (they're not married yet) to read the Book of Mormon and put aside some time to visit with us. She reads the book every night and prays to know if its true and shes received several answers. When she talks and prays in the lessons you can already tell that shes getting her own testimony and that her desire is increasing a lot. 

Mothers day was awesome, I got to see that my little brother Austin is already as tall as I am and hes only 12!!!! I cant believe how fast time has gone by and that this was my LAST skype call home before I see my family in person! I love my family and I cant wait to sit with them and tell them all my experiences. 

I hope you all have a great week. I challenge each one of you, whether or not you're a member to read the Book of Mormon, one chapter a night, and after reading pray and ask God if the book is true. I promise that if you do so with a sincere heart each night for a week, by the end of the week you wont be able to deny that the book is true. 

Love you guys
Elder Hilton