Tuesday, May 29, 2012

These Boots Were Made For Walkin'

It´s about time I write you all a proper post!  Transfers are coming up next week and I do not want to leave.  Nope, not going to happen!  Hermana Green and I have too many plans, too many great things that are happening for us to have to pack up and move yet.  We are hoping to get two more hermanas to help with the work.  I really hope everyone´s Visas come in so we can build up our ranks!!
This past week was pretty great.  We are teaching a new family!  A whole complete family!!  It was such a wonderful discovery, hearing the father tell us how he sets certain rules in the home for his two teenage daughters.  I wanted so badly to tell him ¨We´ve been looking for a father like you!!¨ Hermana Green and I are trying really hard not to be over eager with this family.  We have great plans to invite them to a noche de hogar (family home evening) with a family in our branch.  The best part of teaching them is when we hear Isabel and her daughter Rocio comment on how they feel when we speak.  I must admit that sometimes I forget the power and authority we missionaries have.  I know I feel different than the Hillary I was before the mission because I am set apart and have a really powerful calling, but I often do not realize that these people can FEEL that we are different, and it´s not just because of the clothes we wear.  When we speak they can feel such a peace, and they believe what we say because that is how the Holy Ghost works, it testifies of truth.  It is such a honor to be part of a connection between an investigator and this beautiful feeling.  It is interesting to think that some people have never even felt this strong of a feeling until missionaries come and teach them!  How great is my calling!
My boots had their last miles on Tuesday.  I felt like I was roughing it while I was walking in the mud with that huge hole on the side!  Luckily I have a different pair of sturdy water shoes that are perfect for the mud.  I just miss looking like a pirate/ the princess bride with my red skirt and brown boots!
I hope you are all well.  I love hearing about all the great things you are doing through your letters and updates from my family.  Cat, you made a beautiful bride, congratulations!!  I am sad I missed all of the festivites, but I heard my mom did a good job of dancing in my place ; )   best wishes to you and peyton!! 
un besito,  hermana hill mill

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