Monday, January 20, 2014


 Hola Mom!.... Okay. I`ll be on later but just a little sketch of what I think will work best is the following. 
-Estado de mexico, Teotihuacan, La Quebrada, Tepotzotlan, etc. 
-Hidalgo, Tula- Los Atlantes
-Queretaro. Hidalgo ward, Mosiah, Flor, etc. 
-See the downtown historical part and museums. 
-Morning in Queretaro 
-Leave around 12 to go back to Edo Mexico in Jardines because a few members want to meet you and feed us. 

-leave early from somewhere near Jardines or La Quebrada depending on who can help us with getting the luggage to the airport. 

Let me know what you think. ttyl 

Well, see you tomorrow! Love you, bye! 
Matthew: Who will be coming? 
Mama: Mike, Destiny, Josh, & me.

EH: Might even stop by and see Pres and Sister Call at their house on one of those nights when we´ll be in Estado. Just don´t know yet. 
Ma: No I figured we'd rent one there. I can book one tonight j just Claudia, Cesar’s wife, told me not to drive there figured I v could reach to Izcalli if Yenny doesn't come and then we'd get one. Ya, it is her bro.
Also ask around about Mexican herbs, Essential Oils, and vitamins for TX of cancer- b17 is one.
EH: You can´t take herbs into the US and who has cancer? 
Ma: Aunt Lori, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I've gotten stuff in to you, (essential oils), I'll get it out. Your friend that gave Oscar, (wouldn’t stay still during Sacrament Meeting-ADHD??), a sniff, of essential oils---oddly, a citrus blend), would know right? Who was that?
EH: He´s in Hidalgo but I´ll ask a member here who would know. 
Ma: That´s what I´m saying... I´ll ask President what time we are going to finish and maybe see if there is someone from Jardines that could take me to the airport and from there rent the car. I doubt any member would lend us their car....  Besides, the taxi from the airport would only charge about $300 pesos to the office. Just don´t take a lot of bags so that everything fits in one taxi. The last thing you want to do is split baggage and people (and more when you don´t speak the language or know the area.)
Ma: Oh, ok and maybe pick us up at 7:30? Ok, will what the back do we do. Facebook message me or something or call the phone. Same password.
EH: I can´t get on Facebook but I don´t think that the phone will work here. Just use a pay phone, it costs like 3 pesos.... I´ll call President and Let you know tomorrow morning. I cell phone costs like $260 with the chip and then just add credit once in a while... 

My translation for above itinerary: 

Más or menos el horario: 

Miércoles: Edo. de México-- Teotihuacan, Yenny, La Quebrada, etc. Cena en la noche con familia Vazquéz-Recendiz (Brianda, Rodrigo, más Christian, Cinthya, y más)  

Jueves: Hidalgo--- Tula, Los Atlantes, Tezontepec, (David Nicte, Jaina, Familia Hernandez,etc) 

Viernes: Querétaro--- Barrio Hidalgo, Flor, Mosiah, Familia Ramos, Cerro de las Campanas, Centro Histórico, museos, etc. 

Sábado: Querétaro--- Terminar en la mañana y salir al medio día para Edo. de México. Ya en la tarde, Barrio Jardines con Familia Rivera-Hernández / Hernández-Tapia, etc. Algunas familias les quieren conocer y darnos de cenar. Quedar la noche en Jardines o en La Quebrada. 

Domingo: Salir al aeropuerto allí por las 7am, si no, más temprano. 

Okay, I´ll write a little....  
This last week was really hectic. We were all over the place trying to help missionaries find houses to rent in areas that are being divided. We didn´t get a whole lot done as far as proselyting goes. 

One experience we had was on Thursday. We left Brianda and Rodgrigo´s house and we were walking home and we see a taxi so we stop it. He turns around to pick us up and seconds later we see Christian and Cinthya drive by and they could have given us a ride without charging. So I thought, "We should have waited just a few seconds more and not pay!" But then I started thinking about WHY we had gotten in the taxi at that time. So I contacted the driver and turns out he had quite a few questions about churches and all that. We gave him a pamphlet and some information and he said that he was going to read it because he was interested. He didn´t accept that we visit him but he said that he´d read and let us know. Then I knew why we didn´t wait a few more seconds and $25 pesos cheaper. Good times to be a missionary! 

Yesterday we had the baptismal service in the stake center (it was stake conference) for Yolanda, Ana Laura, and Eduardo (from another ward). It was a good service and the Spirit was strong. I was really nervous because it´s been a while since I actually performed the ordinance instead of a member. Ana Laura was baptized twice because the first time her feet came up and she freaked out with the water. I told her that we had to do it again and we did. When she came up she shouts, "Did my feet come out!?" Everyone got a good laugh at it! Yolanda was baptized once and it was a special experience. It was a nice experience to baptize the last week in the mission field.

Well, there are many other things that I will be telling y'all later. 

3 John 1:13-14

 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and penawrite unto thee:

 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Ma: That's an awesome quote!! Are we seeing you tomorrow? Is there a # that I call???
EH: I´ll by a cheap cell phone and send you the number so that you can call me from a pay phone tomorrow. 

Sister Call´s is 55-****-****
President Call´s 55-****-****

Try Hna. Call´s first because I´m sure President will be in interviews or something.

Gotta go. Love you. Confirm in the morning with you. 
Ma: Ive added International calling & minutes to mine and Destiny's # *************.
EH: But to talk down here? 
Ma: Ya!


Elder Hill 

Monday, January 13, 2014



I don`t really want to talk about time, but let`s face it, it`s the final countdown. Just as Christ continued to minister and teach in His final days, I hope to do the same. Just like in any race, you have to keep full throttle until the finish line because if you let up you just might give up your winning prize. 

This week we had Coral`s baptism. She was really happy that she could be baptized. We got to the church and found that the other ward had a baptism the week before and they hadn`t drained the baptismal font. So with very little time before the baptism we drained the water and opened up the hot water that comes out like a drizzle. Just before Coral got there we had to open up the cold water completely so that the font could fill. It ended up being cold... Ni modo! 

This weekend we will have stake conference. The last time this stake had stake conference I was in Jardines. Good times. Oh! Christian was conferred the Aaronic Priesthood yesterday, too. That was a good experience to see and what was even more unique is that three Priests from the ward did it. There wasn`t one Melchizedek priesthood holder in the circle. They did it under direction of the Bishop. Good day. 
Well, I think that`s it. I left my planner in the house so I can`t remember everything that happened this week and what I`ve already told you. I`ll see you next Tuesday! Be good! 


Elder Matt Hill 

old firetruck 
Coral`s baptism (the bishop baptized her) 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Blessings Feeding Missionary's, Dividing Zones, Sister Missionary's, Wicked Awesome Lasagna, Grateful for Mission Padres, Cold Shower y Feliz Día de Reyes!

When I`m in the house thinking of what to write all these cool ideas come to mind.... and then when I`m in front of the screen, I forget everything. Sorry.... I`ll try to change that for next week.

Anyway, on Tuesday we had to be home at 1900 because things get crazy in the town on party days. We were passing drunk people at 12pm! I just don`t see the fun of not remembering two days of your life. But the time at the house was good because I was able to catch up on my journal writing. I`m getting better, but I still don`t write EVERY day because of the reports and all that fun jazz. On Wednesday, well, we did our weekly planning and ate with the Martinez Family. Since that sister is in charge of the food list if there is someone who doesn`t sign up then she signs up. She must get a lot of blessings because we eat there a lot lately. 

Thursday was my last leadership council with President and Sister Call. It was also the last leadership council in the mission home because we`ve too many leaders now. President is dividing zones like crazy and the amount of sisters coming into the mission is simply AMAZING! At the end of this transfer, we will have doubled the amount of sisters that we had in July when the mission divided. There are so many good changes that are happening because the work is hastening. I`m grateful that I`ve been able to see so many good things in the mission and I`m excited for everything that I`ll see after being a missionary. Oh, and in the leadership Sister Call made some wicked awesome lasagna and brownies. It was a long time since I had eaten real lasagna. So grateful for having them as mission padres. 

Friday was the monthly zone training. It was exciting and all, but I think I`ll leave it at that. We talked about what we learned on Thursday about goals, our purpose, and repentance. After the training I did exchanges with Elder Espinoza in Tepotzotlan. He`s a good missionary. A little timid, and he talks to himself a lot. Many times I said, "Excuse me?" and he just shook his head like he didn`t say anything. Good times. 

Saturday we ended exchanges. Did a little planning. During the day we visited Coral, who is going to be baptized next week. She`s 8 years old, her brothers are members, but her parents aren`t because they are married to other people and not married to each other. We were leaving the house and my backpack knocks over a little planter and all the mud spills all the way down my pant leg. Great. So we leave and I just thought I`d clean it up in the food appt. We were standing on the side of the road trying to cross the street and a combi drives by and splashes mud on us. It was just one of those days. 

Sunday: A lot more people showed up now that we are in the morning. I hope that we can continue moving up in attendance. Alfredo was confirmed. Oh, and the coolest thing I`ve seen in a long time was that Christian and Cinthya had their FIVE kids blessed in fast and testimony meeting. That was a great experience and it made the ward that much happier and excited to find families to teach. This week E. Sandoval took the zone reports so I got to watch all of the Joseph Smith movie, John Tanner, and some other D&C videos. Then I got sleepy and wrote a quick letter. 

Monday: Elder Sandoval got in the shower and the water was hot. I get in and it`s freezing cold! Resulting in the fact that the gas decided to run out to wish me a happy Día de Reyes (their Christmas day when the kids open gifts and all). And here I am. 

See you soon. I hope that Josh and everyone can come down. We`ll be seeing you all soon. LOL (LOTS OF LOVE, in President Hanks' language)

I still don`t feel or realize that it`s only 2 weeks away. I know it is and on the calendar it looks short, but the time still feels like it`s months away. Not a bad thing, but I`m just not too distracted about that. 


Elder Hill 
zone pic. 

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