Monday, October 6, 2014

10/4/14 - DJ

Hola, Everyone!

So, if all goes according to plan, this should be my last e-mail from the mission. As such, I'm going to make it a little different

And this last of all I share, the Testimony that is in me. That Christ Lives. He was born, lives, suffered, died, and lived again so that each of us could repent and receive forgiveness for what we have done. More than that, His Atonement allows us to change and feel his healing power in each of our lives to have a permanent effect on us. I know that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world,  that everything He did for us was an act of love, so that we could choose to accept Him and receive our eternal reward. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church here on the earth today, that He Leads this church by means of his Living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that each of us can make a difference in the lives of others, and, as was mentioned during the conference, we can reach out and bless the lives of those around us. I know these things to be true, and leave them with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

-Elder D Hill

PS: see you in a week!
9/29/14 - DJ

Hola Everyone!

So for those paying attention, the number 2 is important today. Last Friday I completed 2 years as a missionary.  Tomorrow marks 2 weeks until I go home. I should see 2 baptisms before I leave, and Susanna and her kids get baptized 2 weeks after I go home. So lots of 2's right now. So to answer what I'm sure a lot of you want to ask, I'm fine. Last week I was a mix of I can't wait to be home, I'm going to miss Mexico, I'll see my family, I'll miss the people here, it was an internal nightmare (all these feelings at the same time), but the Lord is helping me, and I'm good now. I'm going home in 2 weeks. Ok, lets go to work. So I'm cool for now.
Things are staring to line up for after I'm gone. We should have 1, if not 2, baptisms before I leave. I mentioned Juan last week if I remember right, but the other is an investigator who we have been teaching for a few months now; but she had one thing she had to change before she could be baptized. Well, it looks like now that's changed. We are going to wait a little to make sure it all pans out fine, and if so, she should be baptized before I leave, too. It's interesting to think that I won't see the majority of the fruits from my work these last 2 weeks, but it's service to the Lord, and future missionaries will be there to harvest (My companion for one!) 

Two weeks? I can do anything for two weeks!

That's all for now. Nos Vemos!

-Elder D Hill

PS: Just cause I'm adding some pictures
This is a Thermometer


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9/22/14 - DJ

(I'll be combining two posts for this one.)

 Hola Everyone!

[First,] Sister Moya says Thank you for the Baking Soda, Thank you for the Hershey's chocolate chips, and thank you for the recipe. We finally had time to make the cookies yesterday, and they came out delicious! (see pictures) So Muchas Gracias from Sister Moya.

So, Let's see what I have to talk about. We have some new investigators. There should be a lot of baptisms in the ward... shortly after I leave. Right now there is only one investigator who potentially can be baptized before I finish the mission, and he's pretty solid.  Susanna and her family are actively participating in everything. It helps that there is a Primary Presentation October 18th (Saturday after I get home) that her kids are excited to be part of.  
Yesterday was a great day in church. We had almost 90 people there, and there were 6 investigators of ours who came. (Not counting the investigators of the other companionship in the ward.) Granted, 3 of them are Susanna and her kids, but that's still really good. 
Also, last Friday we had the Noche Mexicana - the ward party for the Mexican Independence Day. It was a blast! And people brought their friends from all over, (the majority of visitors weren't from our ward.)

 There was also a double rainbow that night!
There was also a Mariachi. Well, a Mariachi singer with his "Cyber-Mariachi 5000". 

 It was still a blast, and everyone had a good time. 

That's pretty much it for this week. Nos Vemos!
-Elder D Hill

Monday, September 15, 2014

9/15/14 - DJ

Hola Everyone!

So, this week was good. but first, HAPPY MEXICAN INDEPENDANCE DAY! (¡VIVA MEXICO!) Things are a little crazy around here at the moment. Mexicans really enjoy their fiestas. So we have to be in the house early tonight and tomorrow for security reasons. As such, I'm writing a little early today.
So [as for] last week. First, we are teaching Susana and her children (the daughter and grandkinds of Marcelino and Gloria who got baptized about a month ago.) They're super excited and prepping for baptism. That's where things get fun. Sharon, Susana's daughter, turns 8 October 21st, and they would like to be baptized all together after her 8th birthday. This, in my opinion, is fantastic with one slight problem: I won't be here to see it. [Still] I figure it'll be an awesome baptism with her and 2 of her 3 kids, with her father baptizing. That's more important than me being there.
I'd say more, but I was just informed that I gotta run to President's house. Our zone won a competition, so we get to have dinner with him again, and we were just informed that we need to be there at 4. 
Hasta Luego!

-Elder D Hill

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Elder Jordon Hill has returned home (as is evident below).  Elder DJ will be returning shortly.  Since mail delivery to Mexico is so slow, if you'd like to send something to Elder DJ, please use the home address on the right side of this blog.

9/8/14 - DJ

Hola Everyone!

So this week was alot of getting used to new things: 
1) New Companion, Elder Riveros (See pic 8470) 

2) New Bishop. (I did mention we had a change of Bishop last week, right?)
3) 4 missionaries instead of just 2
4) Church Starting at 9 instead of 8 in the morning.

So with all this, we went to work.  We had a lot of people in church this week. It's amazing what a change of an hour (and bishop) will do for attendance. We also went to the Temple Visitors Center again!  This Time we went with Marcelino, Gloria, and their family (their daughter Susana, her husband Felipe, and their 3 children) They loved it! It also turns out that Felipe is a member, but went inactive like 20 years ago, so we will be looking for his records to get them moved here. Susana and her oldest son accepted Baptism too! Look for their baptism photos a week or 2 before I come home.
September is also the celebration of Mexican Independence. So, in honor of that, I had this:

That's about all for this week.
 Nos Vemos!

-Elder D Hill

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9/2/14 - One Down, One to Go

Elder Jordon S. Hill arrived home at Chicago Airport on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014, at 1:09 pm.  He caught up with his family about 1:25.  Welcome home, Elder!