California, Itabuna is going wonderful. It was a priveledge to be Elder Da Silva´s companion as well as his trainer. Now he is being transferred. I am grateful for elder Da Silva helping me get into a habit of exercising. On Friday I even tried out one of the breakfasts he eats which is 2 raw eggs and milk mixed in the Vitamix. the next morning i woke up with bad stomach pain, threw up, and other things i wont mention. that was a rough day, because i had to take medicine and was exhausted, but all is well now. I am anxious to get to know my new companion Elder G. Sousa. i know nothing about him, but soon i will. I am feeling well about where we left off( me and elder da silva). We have several ´´golden´´ investigators who i am confident will be baptized this next transfer.
This week we just worked, worked, and worked more. We literally persevered until the end (of the transfer). we were able to teach a lot and had many special and awesome experiences. It was an awesome way to end the transfer. We set up this next transfer that im heading into to be one full of success.
I know that a mission is an opportunity to serve God. I know that where we were called to serve is where we should be. I am grateful for the opportunity that i have to serve in this specific mission. I have been learning a lot about life. Not only my life, but the Savior´s life as well. And through this understanding, i have come to know my Heavenly Father in a new way. I know that He loves us and want to bless us. Im grateful for the commandments that help us and protect us. I believe the commandments are blessings, NOT restrictions. It is up to us to see them how we want. I know that the Sabbath Day is a huge blessing in our lives when we keep it holy. We are promised the plenitude of the Earth; material things as well as spiritual things when we keep the Sabbath day holy. I am grateful for all the teaching moments i have to be able to share the simple, yet powerful truths that are in my heart. There is no happier news that someone can hear than that of Jesus Christ. We can feel assurred and comforted in knowing that Jesus Christ truly established one true church anciently. Sadly it was destroyed off the face of the Earth by people who rejected and killed Christ and His Apostles. The good news is what comes next; that God loves his children so much that He called another prophet in 1820 to restore Christ´s unique and true church. I am grateful for the privelege we have to know about this church. I know without doubt that it is true.
Have a great week, love Elder Hilton