Monday, January 12, 2015

Pictures from New Year's, New companion, & house mates

The above is from New years eve; we helped a less active make bollitos.. which is fried yuka.

i helped grind it and then we rolled it and stuffed them with cheese.

please just look at how precious these kids are.

the first pic with the two kids is they saw me taking pics of my companion with the bollitos and they wanted a picture and the litle boy is her grandson.

he was my little buddy. he kept like petting my skirt because it was soft and while i was grinding the yuka he sat with his back against my leg drinking his bottle ha... so precious. 

Companion Hermana Dibble

Serving the Lord-January 5 2015

New years was really tranquilo for me but it was fun.

New years eve we helped Teresa (a less active member) make bollitos which is fried yuka. she told us the next day that she had sold all of them that night! i think to think it was because of us ha.. .but who knows?

we ate pizza, chicken, and salad with our branch president and some other leaders and then went home. waiting till 12.. said felicidades and crashed in our beds ha. The next day we had a zone activity to the waterfalls which is super super super far away and we were all a little exhausted from staying up late and getting up early to go. however it was really fun and super pretty! 

Teresa came to church yesterday and that was so cool! she is very poor so works a lot but we helped her peel yuka saturday so she could go to church on sunday and she came with us! yay! it was a good sunday. sundays always exhaust me but im gld today is pday for that reason ha. 

anyway im sorry this email is shorter this week. but it was a good week. I am happy and working and sweating in the DR heat but the work is true.

We have good days and we have hard days and i had a few hard days this week but i am thankful that I have the gospel in my life and know that I have a loving father in heaven. Were never alone even when we feel we are. I love this gospel, I know its true and that it is the greatest blessing we could ever give. 

Im thankful to be sharing it with those are  willing and to be serving others... but most importantly serving heavenly Father (mosiah 2:17)

con mucho amor!

hermana hildman

Friday, January 2, 2015

I hope you all had a great and a happy new year! Dec 30 2014

For our christmas activity we as a zone went to a nursing home and visited with the citizens there and sang christmas songs. That was a sweet experience. I visited with a man name Claudio for a long time. :)

Christmas was good. Christmas eve we were invited to an investigators home and had lasanga, rice, papeles, food... i cant remember it all. but it was good. Christmas day we made a potluck lunch and played games then skyped/talked to our families and that was weird haha... but it good. The time went by really fast. 

As a house we made a gingerbread house. hermana Dibbles parents had sent it to here. (we ate it the next day ha.. yumm)

I met an LA dodgers baseball player. He´s a brother of one of our investigators. hes superrrr tall and hes only 18! shoot... 

We had some good lessons this week. My favorite one is with one of our investigators named Erick. Hes 14 and has a baptism date for the 17th of January. 

We talked about the vision of the tree of life that Lehi has in the book of mormon. It was really cool. We explained what certain things represented and it CLICKED in his brain. I literally saw the lightbulb go on in his head. He got all excited and was asking questions and understood! He really wants this Gospel for his family too. His family is really nice and I still dont know them very well but they dont seem super interested... which makes me sad. and it made me sad to say Erick so excited and then make the comparison in the vision that lehi wanted to share the fruit with his family and some partook but some didnt. 

Life is tough. Missionary work is tough but I know that God lives and that Hes always here to help us. He can help change us into better people if we let him. 

My companion has a quote written in her scriptures that I love that goes:

¨He cannot work on what He does not have. He cannot have you, unless you give yourself to Him¨

God cant change us, help us with our weaknesses if we dont let him.. if we dont turn to Him..

I have a lot of nooks and bangs in my personality i hope to smooth out and I know I can only do so if I pray and ask God to help me. He really is our father in heaven and He can really do anything. I know He lives, I know He loves us.


con amor, Hermana Hildman

ps. Have a happy new year!!