Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Transfers came... SURPRISE - Sept 29th

What happened this week? haha this week for me is kinda a blur. I am glad i wrote in my journal for that reason.. .shoot! ha... I feel like that happens though when transfers come. My mind just keeps thinking on that.


So big news... im packing. well actuall our whole house is. Well hna burley is ending her mission so shes packing to go home. Her comp is being transferred somewhere else in the captital and the rest of us four are staying together but we're switching houses with the elders in the zone next to us. So we're whitewashing... sort of. We're gonna show our area to the elders and they're gonna show theirs to us since we live so close. but yah... a complete elder area is now getting hermanas and a complete hermanas area is getting elders again. 


Im really excited for the new area. i will miss this area though even though i was only here for 6 weeks. the members here are so great. We also just started to teach this guy named Hamlin and he came to church yesterday! ahh! I hope the elders keep working with him. Hes really cool. We also have some other investigators that are guys that i think we'll be better/easier to have the elders teach because we cant/dont teach them alone so itll be easier for them to teach. so im excited for that. in my new area im told there are a lot of young women that have been recently been baptized so were gonna be working a lot with them so that should be good. 


Anyway, sorry this email is shorter than usual but i love ya'll and the you are Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat! 


God loves us and He is mindful of us.


love you!


Hna Hildman

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8 months......Sept 15th

KLK. Hey family and friends,


I had a great week this week. Tiring week but it was good. my companion and i contacted demasiado... a ton. we hve a few people who we think would beinterested in learning more. :) 


one cool experience i want to share has to do with how neat it is in how God is aware of us. We were contacting in one of our areas where we have no progressing invesigadors. we go to an apartment building (after having contacted a few houses before) and use the he intercomn to beep. One responds and asks wo it is but before we can respond the door is unlocked, we say thanks and walk in. We very quickly were met by a little boy about 8ish. He then runs back up to the house so we follow up after him. We then hear people inside the house ask who it was. He's like I dont know. So we are in the front of the door and they invie us in in, have us sit down, ec. It was like we were kinda carried in.. .like pushed in to the house. it happened really fast. 

We introduced who we were, asked who they were and just started having a natural conversation,. come o find out the one lad: Rosemil knows quite a bit about mrmons because growing up she had a good friend who was mormon and she would go to church with her. The other lady: Francisca (rosemils mom) is always open to hear "the word of God". Anyway we shared with them. It was cool. One thing I though was really interesting was what Rosemil said before we had left. She said she never lets anyone in she doesnt know. however she thought maybe we were her brotherinlaw and then her son ran down and it just happened so fast.She wouldnt have let us in but I truly believe God wanted us to visit this family. 


Anyway i was not expecting to be let in. Alwas hoping but never expecting. Just hoping that everyone we talk to will just give us two min to hear us out. 


Well, I thought this lesson we had was cool. I truly believe God brought us to this family. I dont know if much more will come from this family (while im here) but i believe we needed to be there. We are going to visit them this coming week. ill let you guys know what happens. :)


As for the rest of my week, it was good. I have learned my companion and is biggest strength (or helper) is laughter. When were laughing, were happy and were full of love/happiness and can teach with the Spirit because theres no contentions to scare it off. Hermana Molina and I have become good friends. were kinda goofy. One da she wanted to see if we could put our fists in our mouths and come to find out... i could. not flattering to say the least so im not sending pics haha... but i discovered another weird talent i have.


she also had me try chips and crackers with ketchup... gross right? wrong.. it was actually kinda good haha... so weird.. maybe ive been here too long :p


we have tried coconut icecream bars this last week and shoot man theyre divine... i really like coconut. we helped a member grade some coconut tis last week and its not super hard, just gotta be careul to not cut yourself... too much, ha. No one likes bloody coco.


anyway, hna beaukers and hna mayfield tried malta morena this alst week (a dominican drink...which is not super tasty) so that was fun to watch.


Anyway, this was m week. I hope you guys had a great weak and know i love you! I know I dont share EVERYTHING or a lot some weeks and my time is short right now due to losing power twice since ive been in internet... but i just want to leave with my testimony that even though missionary work is hard. It really is worth it because the church is true. The more i learn the more it just makes sense. The bible and book of mormon are true. This is Christs restored church, and really... if someone wants to know for themself it its the true and God's only true church... or if there is only one true church... Well they can know.. they can ask God Himself through prayer... and i promise.. promise promise promise He'll answer. Isnt that neat? I know God loves us, that we are His children. 


I'm not here to convince the world, I'm here to invite the wold to discover the truth for themself because thats how i gained my testimony: being invited, being befriended, excercising faith and trusting God. I know this is church is true and I know, if you dont right now, you can know too.


Love Hermana Hildman (JAMES 1:5)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Acia was baptized :)

Okay... i sent a lot of pics to my mom so they should be placed on my blog soon ( so i hope that is sufficient in my quality of writing because my time is superrrr short right now but this week was a good one. it went by really fast. 


We went to the temple this last week and it was sooo great. i seriously love the temple. 


Acia, one of our investigators, got baptized this last saturday. Shes sooo cute. Shes like 56ish. Short round lady haha. Shes cute. She was so so happy at her baptism i loved it! the day was the rough one but her baptism was definitely a highlight! 


Today we had a huge zones activity playing all kinds of games and it was super fun.


It's been raining like usual but not super bad. however yesterday we were stuck inside for 2 hours because it was wayyy too strong to go outside. but that was really the only day that it really rained like that. we thought it was gonna rain super crazy one day but it didnt. just a little and i had my umbrella. 




As for the main message i want to share before having to get off is that life can be become really routine and we can be doing all the right things... and still be sad. Still feel alone. I had a great experience that just help lift my sprirts. It was yesterday coming home from church. It was fast sunday which never really helps with being the most cheerful person (im sorry.. .but its true).. and i just wanted to go home. I had felt invisible and i couldnt really help participate in church and i was just feeling super lowwwww. We came home and i just layed down and had a good long talk with God... i cried and just vented to Him. It was really good for me because i really dont like to vent to the people in the house or in my journal because i dont want to be negative or bring others down, but we can ALWAYS vent to God because He's always listening and He gives the best advice and gives us comfort.... Hes the best source to go to and I really relearned that yesterday. 


Please remember God loves you and He really is listening. 


I love you guys sooo much! 

have a great week!





Hermana Hildman 

short email this week... sorry guys. love you though! :)

Alright so this email isnt going to be super long, i apoligize in advance lol.


This week was long for some reason but not terrible. I am now over my cold I had so thats nice. 


We had interviews with the mission president and his wife. 

We've been talking to more people trying to find more people who want to listen to us.

We went to a different zone one day and went on splits to help find inactive members to see if they had moved or not and it not to invite them to the ward conference over there. That was an adventure. 

Today is P-day and we ate spagehtti as a district. (the pic attached is of me and Hna beaukers taking a nice nappy poo on the couch.)


We are going to the temple tomorrow!!! I am soooo sooo excited!


oh and im attaching another pic of a kid chilling on top of a van. haha... welcome to the DR folks... :)


Have a Grrrrrrrrrrreat week and know, please know God loves you guys!