Monday, April 29, 2013

Just So You Know -- 29 April 2013

I will be flying home on Thursday. There are several challenges that I have been facing here in Indiana that I have tried every option to fix in-field. I have counseled with President C, and he and I both agree that the best thing for me right now is to come home and get things figured out.
Thank you all for your loving support, and prayers on my behalf! See you soon!
-Sister Hill

Monday, April 22, 2013

Great News! -- 22 April 2013

I am not getting transferred! Can you believe it?!

I thought for sure President was only going to leave me in Zionsville with Sister H for 2 weeks, and then send me on my merry way, but no!! I get to stay! And even better than that Sister H and I get to be companions for a whole transfer!

So the fun thing we did this morning! I talked Sister H into getting a hair cut! And we are not just talking any ol' hair cut...

Doesn't she look so cute!?!?! :)

The funniest part is that she just cut her hair about two months ago.. That time it was half way down her back! She is a brave woman!

Well that is the news for today! I am not going to transfer meeting, and Sister H looks adorable!

In other news, the temple site is looking fabulous! I love living in Zionsville, because any time we go to Fishers for any reason, we have to drive right past it! Darn! :) But it is looking super great! (At least it looks like something is happening!) We have had A LOT of rain this week. (Major flooding in some parts,) so I don't know what that is doing to the progress, but it looks different any time we drive by! Super exciting!

Well, y'all, I love you, but this is a busy day! Keep feeling the spirit!

Love always, Sister Hill

"You know what her problem is? She just cant stand how fab-lous you are!"  :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

One Last Thought... -- 15 April 2013

My grandpa once asked each of us, if we could meet anyone dead or or alive, fiction or non-fiction who would it be and why. I think I answered Emma Smith. And while I still stand by that answer, someone that I have equal desire to meet is Esther. I love her not only for her courage, but also for her grace a virtue. There was something the King saw in her, that made her stand out about all the others. Have you ever thought about what that might have been?

I invite you all to go back, and review Esther's story. What makes her a wonderful example for you? What of her traits do you want to add to your own?

What a Week...(Again) -- 15 April 2013

Guess who has been transferred...(again)?

If you guessed me, then you guessed right!

I will tell you the story: One of the sisters in the mission has been dealing with severe anxiety, and as we all know, a mission is a very difficult place to try to resolve some of that; so she made the decision that she needed to go home, get things figured out, and then (if it's right) come back and finish her mission. So. With her going home, it left her companion without a companion. Not so good. And I was conveniently in a trio less than 15 minutes away, and not technically training anybody (as all the other sisters in the mission are doing right now.)

So on Tuesday, I walked into my interview with President C, and this is the conversation that followed:
"How are you, Sister Hill?"
"I'm great, President, how are you?"
"Good! Are you ready to go to Zionsville?"
"Aw, I knew it!! Yes, I will go to Zionsville for you."

And I had known it, because the Zionsville sisters had come over at the end of preparation day to say goodbye. As soon as she said she was leaving, I knew I was, too. So President and I talked about it a little bit, and he told me a little bit about my new companion. I am officially a trainer. Her name is Sister H. She is from W, Utah. (She lives on a dirt road outside of the 5 street town.) Poor girl. We are starting week 11 of her 12 week training, and I am her 4th companion! I will tell you that story another time. Crazyness!

But we are having a good time, and we get along well. In my interview with President, he told me that I am just one of his "go-to" missionaries. He can (and has) sent me anywhere and with anyone when he gets in a pinch. I decided that I don't mind though since that means that both he and the Lord trust me. (But 7 areas, and 11 companions in just over 1 year is a little silly! I was told by my old roommates that I should have President buy me a Glup. ;p )

So I am now in Zionsville, Indiana. Very rich area. Pretty good size branch. Awesome people!

New address (for maybe 1 more week until real transfers):
610 West Poplar St #6
Zionsville, IN. 46077

New phone number:
PSYCH! you can't have that one!

Anyway, I love you all! Have a great week, and hopefully I am still here next Monday! ;D

-Sister Hill

Monday, April 8, 2013

What a Week! -- 8 April 2013

We have had a very busy week! AND General Conference! We had two investigators who watched at least 1 session!!! YAY! Conference in such a wonderful time! It brings such peace to my heart!

In between sessions on Saturday, we invited Sister C over for lunch! We had a wonderful time!

Sister C taking a picture of our "pet" Molly (She got just as excited about Molly, as she does about squirrels!).

Anyway. This week has been super busy, and we have another busy one in front of us. We have interviews with President and Sister C, which we all know how much I love those!!!! Anyway, I know this is very short, and I apologize, but missionary work calls! I love you all! Have a wonderful week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter -- 1 April 2013

Easter is one of the greatest times of the year! I think it is tied for my favorite holiday! (The other being Thanksgiving.) But I have always loved Easter. I love that the world is coming alive again. I love seeing families come outside and play together. I love seeing mama animals prepare for new babies. (Speaking of: we have a duck who laid 6 eggs right outside our door, and she is there every morning when we leave, tending to her sweet babies (we are holding our breath for when they hatch!!!) We have named her Molly.)

Anyway, I love Easter time, and it was such a wonderful day to be a missionary!

And now we wait for the other best part of Easter time which is of course General Conference!!!! I am so grateful to know that we have a modern day prophet who lives and speaks to each one of us individually!! I can not wait to hear and see how the church has grown in the last year! I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful work, and to see firsthand what the gospel can do for someone's life!

The church is true! The Savior lives! I have felt the atonement in my own life, and I know He is there for you, if you will let Him! Do all you can to prepare to listen to the prophet. He is the Lord's mouthpiece on the earth today! I love you all! Have a great week!

Love always,
Sister Hill

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Spring! -- 25 March 2013

I don't know how the weather has been in Utah (or anywhere else you, my loved ones, live) but we got 6 inches and counting overnight!

This week has been pretty great! I have officially been in Fishers for a week and a half, and I love it! I am loving my companions and my roommates. It feels like we have all been together forever! We get along so great, and they are helping me very much! The one thing I am struggling with a little bit is that 2 of the sisters in the Fishers apartment are in training, and 2 were MTC companions who came to Indiana 6 months after me. Everyone keeps making comments on my age, and how close I am to being done!!! Grr!


I am not ALMOST done! I still have 5 months, and I want that to be a long time!!

That is all.

In other news, President and Sister C came with us to a lesson with an investigator. It could not have gone any better! The spirit was so strong! We studied and prayed so hard for that lesson, and what we wanted to help her accomplish, and we did it! President and Sister C came in and bore simple and powerful testimony that the things that we were sharing were true, and that this is the one true church on the earth today! It was so cool!

We also went on exchanges this week, and that was pretty great! I went to Zionsville for the day, and had so much fun! It amazes me that every exchange is different. This one I went in not really knowing what to expect. This exchange, my focus was on helping this Sister know how amazing she is, and how much the Lord needs her. She is a strong teacher and has a powerful testimony and a lot of desire to grow! She is so great! New best friend! Love it when that happens!

"And that's all I have to say about that."

I love you all! Hope you all have a wonderful week! Talk to you next time!

Love always,
Sister Hill