Monday, April 15, 2013

Por Fin!! (Finally!) What A Week, Bautismo, Trial After Trial, Lean On The Lord....

Elder Matt Hill, Elder Orozoco, Flor, Alora & Larisa at bautismo, (not sure who is who!)

What a week! Flor, Aurora, and Larisa were FINALLY baptized! It`s been something like two months since we began teaching them and we`ve had trial after trial after trial to get them baptized but the work has paid off. They will be confirmed next week and will be official members of the one and only true Church. It was funny because we`ve been joking this week of all that has happened to prevent them from being baptized and then Aurora was baptized 5 times because her dress kept popping up. Finally. 

Por Fin!! (Finally...a baptism!) Elder Matt Hill, Elder Orozoco, Flor, Alora & Larisa at bautismo!
This week we went over to a member’s house to take a picture with an older hermana who is only in town for a little bit but wanted a picture with us. We got there and she said, "My grand-daughter is here should I go get her?" and without us even responding she went upstairs to get her grand-daughter. She`s our age, name is Yatziri, and is one of those people who has been prepared to hear the Gospel. So far we`ve taught her three times and in every lesson she has cried because she felt the Spirit. She accepted her baptismal date for April 28th without any problem. She didn`t know that her mom is actually a member of the Church, but inactive for years. She remembers that she went to a church where they taught her to not believe in idols and all that, but she didn`t remember which one it was. Her grandma told her the other day that her mom had been baptized as well. She has a friend who has invited her to another church and she has gone twice but she told us on the first day that after feeling the Spirit she felt `located` or comfortable here. She went to church and the baptism yesterday and loved it all. 

Yesterday I woke up at 7:10a (Church starts at 8 and normally we get up at 6 on Sundays) and I told Orozco that the phone`s alarm didn`t go off. We hurried up and got to church a little late. Later, Orozco told me that the alarm did go off but that I hit snooze and rolled back over. (LOL, he used to do that and sleep through 3 LOUD alarms and 2 alarm clocks, but then get up bright and early 99% of the time!) I don`t remember ANYTHING that happened before I woke up. It must have been one of those nights that I was just super tired. Ooops.

Well, that`s about all that has been going on. We`re working on finding new people to teach but it`s been a little tough. Today I listened to President Eyring`s talk again from Saturday morning`s session and I felt yet again the power that comes from his testimony. All of the Prophets and Apostles are chosen by Christ Himself and He guides this church because it is His. He talks to President face to face just as he did with Moses on Mount Sinai. The Church is true. No doubt about it. I hope everyone has a great week. Reach out to someone who needs the Gospel and make their day, and maybe even their life. (Mamá- man I LOVE this kid, his testimony, dedication & spirit!)


Elder Hill 

P.S. Mamá-Just keep doing what you know you need to do and that will be enough. If we are being obedient and things still don`t work out how we want them to, then we have to trust in the Lord that he is doing what is best to shape and form us. D&C 82:10 and D&C 68:6. I hope that you don`t have to move, but when I left we knew that it was a possibility. We`ll see what happens in the coming months. 

Love you. Lean on the Lord. "When life`s troubles come upon you and you find yourself to weak to stand, kneel." It will all be okay in the end, speaking of an eternal perspective. 

Ma: Des got a pretty high score on math, recommended for honors math at MPJH!
EH: That`s great. Tell her congrats for me. 
Gotta go now. Have a great week. Love you. 

Elder Hill 
His email said..."Fat Boy" must've found his cream, 'cause he's not the type to say..."fat-boy"

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