Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 28

Hello from Graham!
This week was really good :)  We had an awesome ward activity to invite non-members and less-actives to on Friday.  We planned a Fiesta with the Spanish Elders and were able to learn about a different culture.  It was super fun!  There were tons of people there and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.  We were able to try some authentic Mexican food and we had a lot of fun with a couple Pinatas! :)  I'll have to attach pictures next week (forgot my camera cord at home).  
Friday, before the ward activity, Sister Mosbrucker and I had a super cool experience.  We had planned in to go see a Less-active in the ward that we didn't know, but when we got to her house, it was being remodeled so no one was living there.  We ended up pulling down the road and were sitting in front of a house as we were looking to see who was close to the place that we were at.  All of the sudden, this older lady was next to our car.  We rolled down the window and she said, "Oh I thought you were my kids just sitting in your car."  We ended up telling her that we were missionaries and we were just looking for someone else to visit.  Somehow, she ended up telling us that she had been baking pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  I LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  While we were talking to her about baking, she asked us if we wanted a loaf of her bread.  We told her, "It's up to you."  She then invited us into her house to come get a loaf.  We ended up sitting down and talking to her.  We learned that her name is Annie and that she studies from the New World Translation of the Bible.  She participates in a Bible study with a friend who is Jehovah's Witness.  When we told her that we were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she looked a little bit confused.  We then proceeded to tell her that we were Mormon.  She then said, "I have always wanted to talk to Mormons before, but I have never had the chance to!"  It made me so excited to hear that!  We have to call her today to set up an appointment because she didn't know what her schedule was like for this week.  I feel like she is so prepared to learn more about the Gospel so I am praying that everything goes well with her.  It's so true that Heavenly Father will help us find those who are ready to hear the gospel or He will lead them to us! :)
Thanks for all our your prayers and all of the help and support that all of you give me!  I love you!

Sister Megan Hills

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 27 :)

Hey everyone!
This week was really good! :)  We had some really good lessons with some of the Less-active members of the ward and we were able to have a pretty good lesson with one of our former investigators.  We were able to go to Joyce's home and teach her.  Sister Logan (one of the senior missionaries in the Elk Plain ward) was able to come with us and help us know how to teach Joyce better.  From that lesson, we were able to determine that Joyce is not yet willing to pray to know that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God and that Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration.  It really broke my heart to see her not willing to progress in the gospel but I know that eventually her heart will be softened enough that she will come to know of the happiness that the gospel can bring into her life.  I'm hoping that it is sooner rather than later but you never know what Heavenly Father has in store for those people that we teach.  We are still working hard at trying to use all of our resources to find new investigators but it's been a little bit difficult.  This week will be so great with working to find those individuals who are prepared to learn about and accept the gospel!  I can't wait! :)  I am hoping that we can really start singing more in lessons and possibly be able to find others to teach as we do that. :)
On Friday, we had ZONE CONFERENCE!  I always LOVE zone conference because we have the opportunity to learn from President and Sister Eaton.  I learn so much from them so I always look forward to when we have zone conference.  It was absolutely amazing and I learned so much that I can start applying in my every day life!  We also were able to learn from our Stake President, President Almond.  He is great!  He talked to us about how prayer is our "open-door policy" (like when you have the opportunity for college to go into class and ask the professor any questions that you want to help you on an upcoming test) and how Heavenly Father is the Professor.  He talked a lot about how even though prayer is that "open-door policy," we need to be willing to be still and listen to what Heavenly Father has to say to us because He knows what is going to be on the test and He will always let us know if we 1) ask Him and 2) Be still and listen.  It was such an eye-opener for me and it made my testimony grow.  I am so thankful for this opportunity and privilege to be here and to be learning so many things about the gospel and developing so many life skills.
Other than that, the week was about the same with how the work was going.  I am so excited for this week and can't wait to be a part of it.  It's definitely going to be busy.  We have exchanges tomorrow, a meeting on Thursday, a ward activity (Latino Night) on Friday, breakfast with President Almond (all the missionaries in the Stake and their Bishops) on Saturday morning, and then we are singing in Church and teaching Gospel Essentials on Sunday!  It's going to be great!
Thanks for all of your prayers and all the support.  I appreciate it so much!  Have a great week!
Sister Megan Hills

Mosiah 2:41

Monday, November 4, 2013

Week 26

Hey everyone!
This week was not nearly as exciting as last week.  Just normal missionary work.  Unfortunately, we dropped all of our investigators that we have this week because they haven't been progressing and we haven't been able to get in contact with them for over 1 month.  That's a little tough for me but it's how missionary work goes.  This week was sort of fun though because we had another set of Sister Missionaries staying in our house with us for a couple nights... Let's just say we played volleyball for exercise in the morning :D  
Halloween wasn't too bad.  We had to be in our house by 6 so we did our weekly planning and then we played Halloween Bingo and Spoons before we went to bed.
That's about it for the week though!  Thanks for the prayers and support!
I love you all!

Sister Megan Hills