Saturday, September 24, 2016

Work Hard, Get Up Early, Work Hard, Repeat

One of the things I love but that gets me so tired is being able to get the Elders to the airport. I did it two weeks ago, I did it last week and I'm going to do it this week. A lot of times, Elders go home for health, for passport problems or other issues that aren't related with sins. Its fun to get up early and do these things because no other elder can do so. But at the same time it makes me so tired all day. 
I love working close to the president and learning from him. 
My companion is the secretary of the finances and he has such a big vocabulary (Hes from Peru) so I'm learning a lot more spanish.
Im getting fat because Im eating a ton of burger king hahaha

Love you guys

Elder Hilton

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Secretary of the Mission

They called us for the cambios and we were sure that I was going to stay and that Elder Moreno was going to go. (I had the hope of training a new missionary) but they called and told us that Elder Moreno was going to stay (Hes going to be there for a year) and that I had to come to be the secretary of the mission!

Its been the craziest responsibility ever. We had to take all the missionaries that were going home to the airport to help them to get through all the processing and we were up all night! So I just slept last night after a really long time of no sleep. We got to be present in the last dinner with president and the last testimony meeting with the missionaries that were leaving so it was really special. The food was really good haha! 

I'm going to learn a LOT these last 3 months to be more responsible, more organized and more confident. I have the goal to help at least 2 more families to know the gospel so I´m going to have to learn to balance my time between the office and the field. I'm going to be focused and work as HARD as I can to finish off the mission. Then when I get home, I´m going to keep working hard to prepare myself to create a family. That's the whole purpose of this gospel, to create happy families. That what I hope for. 

Love you guys

Elder Hilton

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Sad Week

I got sad a lot this week. We saw a lot of people reject the gospel or hear slander from other people or get drunk and a lot of other things. There's so much wickedness in this world.

But we did a cool activity of cake. We got the members to deliver cake to their neighbors and invite them to hear us. Were going to do it again this week because a few new people came to church because of it this week and now there's more investigators. And these investigators are different than the ones we find because of the friendship that they have with the members. They feel the support and love of the members and progress a LOT better. 

Here's my home made animal style fries that I made hahaha
For the time I'm going to end with my testimony of the Book of Mormon. Because of this Book I know that Christ is real and that God exists. I know their plan for me and the steps I must take in order to achieve this plan. If it weren't for this book I would probably doubt the very existence of God. There's so many people that doubt the existence of God but if they read the Book of Mormon they wouldn't doubt it. 

Elder Hilton

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Areas Plan

Good afternoon, were the missionaries and were looking for parents.

This week we searched hard to find parents. Were realizing that something happens with frequency. We find a mom and hope to teach her husband later on, but he never has time or doesnt want to learn. Were changing the strategy to get directly to the husband.

I was so proud of one of our converts this week (he is now the ward secretary and has the higher priesthood) when he bore his testimony in sacrament meeting and gave the class in the second hour. Hes so firm and strong in the gospel and out of all of our converts hes one of the most converted. He comes to all the activities and is always willing to come with us on visits. His name is Ronald Lopez.

I loved this sunday a plan that the bishop shared with of from the sano area (sudamerica noroeste) that has to do with three aspects: the youth, self sufficiency, and ordinances. It really inspired me and motivated me to help all the members to understand the plan and take part in it. These plans provide an excellent oportunity to put our will in line with the revelations that our liders recieve for us. That exposes us to a greater influence of the spirit. 

I love this gospel and know that all those who humble themselves before God and desire to be part of his work can see many miracles in their lives. 

Love you guys,
Elder Hilton

Sunday, September 4, 2016

This Life is So Short

If I didn't have the Savior to hold on to, what would I do?

I'm super thankful for the  gospel and the plan of salvation. Without it, I don't know how I would feel.

This week was awesome! We got to go out with a ton of the priesthood leaders and have a lot of lessons with members. 

We found a lot of new families and were excited to help them to know the gospel and help them to take the decision to live according to it. We want to help them to come to church this week. 

Love you guys.