Monday, August 18, 2014

La Venta... my new area.

Family and friends!

hello, im sorry ive been really bad at emailing as of lately but hopefully this one is better than the last ones. 


Im now in a new area in the capitol and its.... hottt. haha. like reall but then again i was also in the coldest area in my mission so... yah. Anyway, i love my companion. Shes awesome. It was hard to say goodbye my old area, especially Carmen and her family. She gave me her ring! she told me to never forget her... agh... my heart hurts for her. i love her so much. 

my companion is hermana Molina, shes dominican living in an all american house. Te other two hermans are training. i love my new house so far. its super chill. 


our area is a lot different than waht im used to. Lots of apartment buildings (nices ones too), lots of cars, people... and heat haha. The otehr night i had to get up and get ice water to drink and fill my water bottle with it and put it behind my neck. its sooo hot.


church was fun on sunday. Lotsss of members here. its cool. There are a ton of new members... the branch has only been a branch for like the last 3 years. Our church building is a like a two story warehouse.. I liked it. Lots more orden... umm order, lots of classes, etc. Woof... however, during sacrament meeting the first counsler was announcing the upcomin talks and announced MY NAME. My comp leaned over at me and was like "I didnt know you were giving a talk, why didnt you tell me?" I was like "because I didnt know".. ha. i looked up and the branch president winked at me and i grabbed my book of mormon and went up and shared my favorite scripture and it went well. Brief talk, bu good, i think ha. 


Anyway, we have sme awesome members here and lots of recent converts. We actually had the opportunity to go to the temple on saturday because we had recent converts going. we live abou half an hour to an hour to the temple. I got to see some of my old teachers from the CCM (MTC) ad it was cool to have a full conversation with them now in SPANISH. 


The gift of tongues is real guys. I'd say im "fluent", in the sense that i can understand and speak... but im still learning and still have a lot to learn but if i dont know a work i can usually describe it. Having a latin comp has really been helping me increase my vocabulary... a ton. Im also trying to help her in english because she doesnt know very much. We plan at night sometimes in english and she reads the missionary manuel in english while i read it in spanish and we help each other iwth pronuniciation. 


anyway mybeloved loved ones. i just want to tell you that God does live. He loves you. We are not alone. Im a missionary trying to invite others to come unto Chirst, because it is only through Him that we can live with God again. Christ paid the price. I know He lives. He paid the price because He loves. 


Say your prayers, read your scripures, go to church... through these three things you'll recieve the strength you need this week... i promise.


in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.



con mucho amor,


hna hildman


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


This last week was an interesting one for me. last p'day we had planned a family home evening with a less active father and his family but he had forgotten about it so that was a bummer so we taught him and visited his wife.


tuesday we did some more contacting in la colina.


Esterlins baptism date fell this last week because at zone meeting on friday we found out he had to have lessons 1-5 before his interview... which his interview was saturday so there was no way to teach all of it before his interview which is a bummer.... it hurt to see his date fall again. But hes getting baptized! the 16th... i dont think ill be be here but no matter. Transfer calls are this coming saturday and i think im leaving or at least i am hope i am because im all packed... and im excited to go to a new area and have a new companion... but we'll see youll find out next week if im staying of going.


Anyway this email is a gonna be a short one this week, but know i love ya'll and that God loves you even more.


have a great week!


con amor,

hermana Hildman

Hola Hola Hola!

Dear family and friends


this last week has gone really fast fo me. we worked hard this last week. i enjoyed this last week. it has been super tiring and my body needs this beloved p-day but it was worth it. This last week we had a done a lot of contacting. our area is so big. we went up to a part of our area i have never been called "la colina", meaning hill. i had passed the hill several times but i had never gone up. The area is HUGE though. So we've spent a few days up there this last week contacting and teaching. I love how friendly, open and religious they are. The DR is a lot different than the states. For example, We were waiting for a member to come open the church and we were sitting across the street in the front of someones house in the shade and the lady that lived in the house came out to leave but before she left she offered us some chairs to sit in... to people she has never met sitting outside her house lol.


Anyway, i love Dominicans and how hospitable they are. They love to cater to others. They dont have a ton but they share what they have so everyones taken care of. :) 


Anyway, so "la colina" seems like a really cool area and we've met some pretty swet people.


Also, this last week we set a baptismal date with Esterlin. He's getting baptized the 9! if all goes well. :)



Im sorry this email is kinda lame, but im doing well. Working hard. Missionary work is work for sure but im learning when we focus our effortso n helping others we're joyfully exhausted instead of irritangingly tired.


this is God's work. I am only an instrument in His work to help "bring to pass the inmortality and eternal life of man"... if they WANT it. People have their agency, im just here to teach others and give them the chance if they waant to learn.


I know Christ lives and died for us so we too can live again. I am thankful for Him and His Atonement. I am thankful to know God, our Beloved Father in Heaven loves us and is always here for us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


2 nephi 7:7


con amor, 

Hermana Hildman