Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 68

This week was pretty good :)  Nothing super exciting happened this week though.  It was just a normal missionary week :) Hopefully this week will be better :)  We did get the opportunity to ride bikes for a few hours so I had to include a picture.  And Sister Evans-Bottoms and I made cake pops that were super good :)
This week, Sister Evans-Bottoms and I have made a goal to talk to 100% of the people that we see.  That's going to be difficult but we are going to work hard at it :)
My plan for the Elder Ballard Challenge:
* Sister Evans-Bottoms and I are going to each set a personal minimal goal every day for how many people we each individually want to talk to. This goal will be bumped up as we accomplish that specific goal.
* We also thought about how much time we spend specifically contacting and decided that we need to set aside time each day that we will contact only.
* I am going to also pray for more charity and love for the people, as well as pray to see them as Heavenly Father sees them. A return missionary spoke in church yesterday and he said a great quote that explains this thought so much better, "Whatever is holding you back, love the Savior more to get over it." The Savior is truly the way that we can overcome the things that we need to so we can become more like Him. I am going to apply the Atonement more in my life, especially this week as I work at talking with everyone.
Mom, Grandma Hills sent me a letter and if you could just let her know that I got it.  Also, Sister Condie (up here in Lakota Creek) is the Young Women's president and is looking for fun activities/advice for that calling.  I thought I would ask you about ideas and such if you have any.  Also, someone I was talking with this week asked me about what I am going to do for school once I get home and they mentioned that sometimes there are scholarships for return missionaries.  I was wondering if you could check that out for me if you have time.  Thanks!

Hope this email finds everyone well :)  Love you all and have a great week!

Sister Megan Hills

Monday, August 18, 2014

Week 67

Hey Everyone!
This week was a great one when it came to teaching lessons :)  We were able to have a few great lessons with a couple of our investigators :) 
We had a pretty good lesson with our investigator, Carey, on Wednesday.  We taught her the Restoration.  We found that she might have issues with understanding authority.  Apparently, the church she attends does blessings by the laying on of hands and so she doesn't quite understand authority yet, but we are going to help her understand this week!
We also had a great lesson with Kristen on Wednesday night.  We were able to see where she is at right now and commit her to pray about a specific date for baptism.  I can't wait to follow up with her on Wednesday to see if she has picked a date and prayed about it :)  I think we are making some headway with her :)
Sunday morning, we had a lesson with one of our former investigators.  Her name is Tracey and she is golden :)  I am so excited to continue to teach her and to help her make and keep commitments.  We taught the Plan of Salvation and the Spirit was really strong :)
Zone conference is this week.... and it's my last one before I go home..... WEIRD!  I have to give my departing testimony which is super weird.... Zone conference is going to be great though!  It's all going to be on how to help our investigators act in the learning process and to help them exercise their faith.
Check out these couple videos on  Mormon Channel!

Hope everyone's week is great!  Love you all!
Sister Megan Hills


* A coke that we found and it had my name on it :)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Week 66

Hey Everyone!
This week was pretty good :)  It was a little bit of a slower week but it still was pretty good :) We were able to talk to quite a few people and were able to have a few lessons.  All I can really say about this week is I am SO excited that I am companions with Sister Evans-Bottoms!  She is an amazing missionary and just in the last week, we have found that we have so many things in common.  It is super fun to be her companion.  She has been out for 13 months and is from Oklahoma City.  Sister Evans-Bottoms and I served around each other while we were down in Graham so it's still a shock to be put with her as my new companion.  This is going to be a great transfer!  Can't wait to see where it goes!  Love you all!

Sister Megan Hills 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Week 65

Hey Everyone!
So this week wasn't super eventful but it was still good :) Transfers are today! I am staying in Lakota Creek again and Sister Rachel Evans-Bottoms is my new companion!  I am excited to serve with her :)  I went on exchanges with her a couple times down in Graham and she's a great missionary :)  I am sad to see Sister Swapp and Elder Dawson go but that's what Heavenly Father needs them to do so oh well.
We went on exchanges this week with Sister Wolfe and Sister Alder.  They are some great sisters!  For the first 2 hours of the exchange, we all stayed in Lakota Creek and did what is called a "blitz."  We went and visited Former Investigators and Potential Investigators to see if any of them are interested in learning more.  It was a huge success!  We were able to get some return appointments with some of those that we talked with!  While we were on exchanges, Sister Alder and I talked to one of our neighbors, Amber, and she was interested in learning more :)  We had a great lesson with her on Wednesday and can't wait to keep teaching her!
I think other than that, nothing much happened this week.  We did talk to TONS of people this week which was great!  Hope this email finds everyone well!  Love you all!

Sister Megan Hills