Monday, March 28, 2016

Internet cafe`s are not my favorite

Because I can`t send pictures today and we also have no time. también, the exclamation mark doesn`t work. That bugs me.

And to think that this week we actually took a ton of pictures.

Including: tri-cycles are a normal thing here. Hna David and I also love them.

New and old women conference traditions. Yogurt and icecream.

Hot sauce. We love it.

Huge eyes. and funny faces. My eyeballs are like four times bigger than hers and it reminded me of Bedtime Stories - "Those eyes would be big on a cow..."

And someone burning things in the street en la oscuridad.

But. You`ll just have to be patient and wait until next week for those beautiful gems.

I`m gonna be completely honest and say that I`m becoming super bored of emailing.

It`s just that I`m so ridiculously happy, and I don`t have much more to say than that every week.

Well, Juliaca and Hna David are new things. So.

Hna David and I CAN NOT stop talking. It`s somewhat problem, but a cool one. We both would love to have more than one change together. Super sad that we know for sure that it would only be one change. We both are obsessed with cheese but bought a not so good one last week that gave us both some ugly zits. We don`t trust that cheese at all now. We both love the mission more than anything. She may be one of the only other people who has a family as crazy as mine. 100% different than mine, but super interesting as well. I`m also picking up her Colombian accent. Which is basically the coolest thing.

Juliaca is amazing. Not very pretty... But I love the people so much. And I love the ward. And I love the work.

These are moments that I`m never going to forget, serving a mission and being a representative of Jesus Christ. This Easter was completely uneventful in many ways, but I learned so much about my Savior and was rejoicing inside all day long.


Have a wonderful week.
Love you all so very much.

Hna Hill

Monday, March 21, 2016

And another one bites the dust...

That would be me. I think I´ve tripped like 5 billion times this week. Hna David looks at me like I´m super clumsy and loca every time. And there´s a lot of dirt. Sooo.... Do you get the title? I hope so, because I have a really simple (but maybe somewhat confusing) talent in english.

Wait a sec... that doesn´t even make sense, does it? Olvídalo. [Never mind]

We´ve had a great week. 

So much has happened. So many wonderful investigators. So many wonderful less actives. 

My favorite was  new less active that we found who cried in the lesson, told us she wanted to make her parents proud (they passed away and they raised her in the gospel), and hugged us really tight and thanked us as we left. 

I honestly don´t feel like I, HNA HILL, had anything to do with it. She just listened to the Spirit, and I was lucky enough to be an instrument in God´s hands. 

I´m so filled with gozo.


This is a joyful work.

Oh. Hna David and I still can´t stop talking.That´s been a really great thing, actually. We´ve both said a couple of times that it would be awesome to have more than one change juntas [together], and I´m still totally up for that, but I also realize that that´s not the Lord´s will for me. Hna David is super awesome, super funny, and an incredible missionary. I´ve had such great luck with my companions. Every one of them has been incredible.

I hope you all have a great week.
Love you mucho.
Hna Hill

Hna David and I in the internet cafe.

Hna David, Hna Wight, and I. Hna Wight finished her mission last change and was here with her parents. So great to see that girl before she took off!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Juliaca - dogs, mud, and a lot of beautiful moments.

There are a ton of dogs here. And a ton of mud. But I`m loving all of the beautiful moments I`ve had this week. 

One of my favorites (that includes a lot of dogs and mud as well.)

After a really sweet and adorable noche de hogar in a somewhat sketchy part of town, we had to leave by ourselves and find our way to the chapel for another cita. As we were leaving, a drunk man told us not to go down one street because there were a lot of dogs. We chose not to listen to him, because we never like to listen to drunk men, and after a little bit, we were surrounded by several giant, angry dogs. (Drunk Man wasn`t kidding.) Blocking every way that we could leave, and coming closer. I hate dogs who live in the street. So, after realizing we had no other option, we stopped, crossed our arms, closed our eyes, and prayed. I asked that the dogs could calm down and leave so that we could make it to our next appointment safely. The whole prayer we could hear the dogs barking and coming closer, and when we finished the prayer and opened our eyes and all of the dogs stopped barking at the same time and walked away. And as we were leaving, one of the dogs who had followed us was sleeping. Then, we ran (through a lot of mud and more angry dogs who didn`t do anything to us) to our next cita. 

I`ve had SO many prayers answered and so many beautiful moments not only in my mission, but in my whole life.. I just loved how quickly this answer came. He responded so literally and so quickly. I also loved the sleeping dog bit. Hna David and I were giggling and ridiculously happy all night. The Lord answers prayers!!

I also haven`t been bitten by a dog yet (not sure how. They`re EVERYWHERE) and I`m hoping that I`ll be able to finish the mission without that experience. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Oh! My new companion! Her name is Hna David. She`s from Colombia (another latina! woohoo!) and she`s a crack up. We`re realizing that our only "problem" in our companionship is that we talk a LOT. We decided that we first have to plan, study, etc. before we`re allowed to start talking to each other. She`s also helping me make sure that no one here knows when I`m finishing. Kind of love that part of Juliaca. No one knows when I`m coming home. 

I`m so happy. So ridiculously happy. This work is beautiful and life changing. I love my Savior and the opportunity I have to serve him!

Love you all.
Keep on keeping on.
Hermana Hill

p.s. No time to upload pics this week. Next week.

(Kelly here. Since Keni was a young girl, she didn't care where/when and if she felt it necessary she would stop and pray. Many times we would follow her lead even though she was 8-9 years old, because she's always had a special gift of the Spirit. She often felt promptings even when her Dad and I hadn't yet. We never knew if the worst case would have come to fruition if we hadn't followed her promptings, but it was never worth it to find out. Sometimes it wasn't ideal to have to turn around and drive an hour in the opposite direction just because of a feeling she had, but we always knew it was worth it to teach her that she and her brothers are just as capable as her parents of receiving revelation for themselves and our family. I am not surprised in the least that Heavenly Father calmed those dogs for the simple fact that two sister missionaries had the faith to ask. I'm continually grateful for the gifts He gives my girl and I'm so proud of her for knowing that He will if she just ask. What a beautiful moment of faith).

Monday, March 7, 2016


Well folks. 


Who would´ve thunk. But for my last change (sob.) I´m going to a new sector with a new companion! And Hna Corsetti is going to Puno! We´re closing the sector and two new hermanas are coming to Quillabamba. I´m sad and happy. As always. The mission is a rollercoaster of emotions. 

This week was good! And. Um. 

Yeah. I´m kind of, well, a little bit emotionally overwhelmed. Hna Corsetti and I have a lot to do today.

But know that I´m ridiculously happy. I´m seeing the changes I need to make in myself, and I´m loving that I can change them. I love this gospel. I love all of my sectors (I´m now heading to my SIXTH sector. Can you believe that??) and I love the people. I´m going to miss Quillabamba, but I´m going to give everything I have to Juliaca. And more than anyone or anything else, I love my Savior. He truly is everything to me.

I love you all! Have a great week!
Con amor,
Hna Hill

Pizza and Cake for Hna Corsetti´s birthday :) Let´s just say I´m broke now. But, it was fun celebrating her birthday! We´re gonna do that a little more today, too. 

(Kelly here. She's travelling from Quillabamba to Juliaca - some 338 miles south. Her companion will be close in Puno, but I'm sure they won't see each other in the next six weeks. She also served in Cusco and Sicuani, which are highlighted above.)

(Stolen from the interwebs by Kelly)