Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Angels With Us


I can't believe how fast the weeks are just flying by!!! It feels like I was emailing you all yesterday and here I am! I'm in a little Internet cafe with all people who speak Spanish and I'm just smiling and nodding my head!! 

Well this week was... interesting! Mostly good don't worry just a lil slow. It was Easter week so not a lot of people were in their homes and weren't there for there appointments but ITS ALLLL GOOOD. WE JUST KEEP ON TRUCKING RIGHT ALONG!

We did a ton of tracting and searching for new investigators, because our investigators don't feel the need to be baptized or go to church or keep the commandments... but they still want to meet with us.. yeah it's kind of confusing to me as well. haha but it's all good. So amongst all the tracting we've made a lot of new friends and met a lot of interesting people, some missionaries from other religions and some animal friends as well! We literally have 2 dogs that follow us around every single day. They wait outside the houses we are teaching, walk and tract with us and even follow us around when we are on our bikes. It is quite a funny thing, I like to think they are just some angels that are protecting us even though they are stupid disgusting dogs with flees. But it's all good. 

I had splits this week again with the Hermana's from Florida and it was a good ole time. Hermana Batty is awesome! We were tracting a ton and not having a ton of luck. Literally all day we walked and tried to find people to teach but no one was home or wanted to hear from us! So I said a little prayer for some help and it didn't come till late but it was awesome sauce. It was around 8:30 and we literally hadn't taught a single person that day when we walked by this house and saw a lady watering her plants. We started talking to her and she invited us in and it comes to be that her daughter was a convert a couple years ago. She was trying to remember what religion it was when we walked by and started talking to her. We got to share the video the church sent out about pascua and the spirit was so strong you could literally cut it with a knife. I have seen this video probably 38 times but this time was so different. The lady was full of tears and we were just so lucky to share our testimonies of Christ with her. She told us that she felt something different in her house the second that we walked in and she wanted to learn more.  I'm not sure what will happen with her but I'm so grateful for that experience.

I'm also grateful for the other sisters here who push me and are just dang awesome. Hermana Batty was so excited and ready to work even though we literally weren't able to teach until 8:30 at night. The gals here are AWESOME.

I can just feel his love so strong through me for other people here. Especially for this one gal Yoli. Yoli is an angel sent straight from heaven. She is a member who is less active with her family because she has Down Syndrome and has Leukemia.I don't really think I can correctly put into words how much our Savior loves this sweet girl. My comp and I have been visiting her about 3 times a week since I've been here and singing hymns to her and it is the most interesting experience. My heart is so full of love and pain every time I see her because I love her so much and I don't want to think about anything happening to her. Her family isn't active but her mom really understands how the plan of salvation works and we've just been helping them by singing to her because she told us that what makes her really happy. 

But yeah, being a missionary is being on a good emotional roller coaster every single day. but I love it. I love learning about the love the Savior has for all his children everyday. I love being guided by the spirit to find the people who need the gospel. And yeah a lot of people think they don't need it or look out there window and just say no go away, BUT ITS OKAY because we are searching for the ones who haven been prepared by the Lord. 

I love this gospel friends and family. I have really come to know of its truthfulness in my short 2 months that I've been here. I know that this gospel is true and I don't doubt it for a single second. 

So yeah I have officially become a preachy missionary but please forgive me because this is what I do all day. 

Well love you all and more importantly, Heavenly Father loves you

So keep the commandments

and serve others

Okay I've really done it now..

ok goodbye

Hermana Hilburn