Monday, February 8, 2016

1 Prayer Many Answers

Ghana is going great. I love the mission life. such a great life but one of the hardest to live... Having "exact obedience" is not easy but just always striving to do my best and the lord always takes care of the rest. 

For a while now I have been asking if this is really where I'm supposed to be If I am worthy of this mission call and serving the mission call?... this question I know has come to your mind, all of us ask if were doing the right thing or if were on the right path. but I have had the opportunity to literally "see" the answers from the lord.

A few experiences we had this week was We were in the market and I had to go to a seamstress to fix the zipper on my bag... as we were walking up to the shop an older gentleman called us over that had a table and had a sewing machine and asked " what can I help you fix"?  I was confused but showed him by bag and what needed to be fixed he took it and said don't worry I'll take care of it.... We went back 3 hours later and this nice old man who spoke way good English had the bag finished and didn't make me pay anything??  way nice guy!! going back there and looking for him to thank him again. no one knows the man or anything about any man being on the side of that shop?? I haven't seen him since.... now it doesn't seem like much but as I think about it I feel strongly it was someone watching out for me... haven't seen the guy since and he didn't even charge me what should have been 10-15 cedi’s...??  
The next day we were out proselyting and going to appointments and everything was falling through. No one was home or we were just getting excuses... but on this hot day as it is every day. we walked a way to a member’s house who we felt impressed to see. she was deaf and her husband is a member active.... she has been sealed to him and just doesn't come to church because she is deaf and has no way of learning anything... with me knowing small sign language and my companion who is very good she invited us in and we discussed... some big family problems with her and the husband and I could just sit in the 10-year-old girls face who was sitting by me helping translate... tears came to her and I could just see she was really struggling.... in that very moment I knew that this is where I am supposed to be .... everything happens for a reason and me and Elder Powell are supposed to help this family and many others... This is where I'm supposed to be and I know the lord had cancelled all those appointments so we could meet with Sister Johnson just before she was about to leave... Really was touching and hit me like a brick wall... the spirit.... this is where I was supposed to be... The lord is literally putting these people in our path way. and we are so important. we plant a seed in everyone just through a smile or a wave. we are told to talk to everyone... because at some point everyone will come to see the light and the truth... " light always overcomes darkness...."

The last one that was similar was on Saturday. We had been walking for 2 hours contacting. and contacting here consists of going out of your way talk to them and see if they speak English instead of just Twi.... No one was giving us the time of day and we were both starting to get discouraged because people wouldn't even respond to a greeting as we passed. we were just getting ignored.... the sun was scorching hot and nothing but dust. it wasn't helping the situation at all. but we pressed forward and decided to sit and just listen because we were not going where the lord wanted us and we knew we needed to see someone that was waiting for us. I told Elder Powell ... alright you lead us. as we walked down a dirt road we have been down what seemed a thousand times we came across a man staring at his bible and a BLUE BOOK? we passed and thought nothing of it until I just stopped and said "Elder Powell we need to talk to that guy".... we went back and as we came to him... He was staring at a Book of Mormon. a friend had given to him and didn't know much about it... What a blessing. he invited his brother and they sat and listened...  

Just goes to show everything happens for a reason... the lord does things in his way which is the best way. he loves us enough to go through these small challenges just until he knows we are about to give up after trying so hard. he opens up the path to us if we are looking for him... if we look for him in all things we will begin to see he is really there... Now you can take these experiences and say well it happened by chance... no it happened by "choice".... the lord meant it for to be that way... He knows our hearts and how much we can handle... he will NEVER give you something you can't overcome... With him anything is possible but I’m sorry I see this today. just believing in him is not enough... we have to "show " that we believe in him... That is where faith comes in... I invite all of you to look to him this week and ask him if he is there.... and just wait, watch, listen, and feel... HE IS THERE>........ I know that to be true...
Africa is good... not easy mission is kicking my butt and my pride... I come to see how prideful I am every day and the small things I need to improve... It’s hot here all the time and that doesn't help with walking! But all is well. I'm grateful for everything I have here... we all take for granted what we have like washing machines. warm showers. carpet. food. cars. paved roads.... forks.... sauce... we have so much... be thankful for what you have because someone out there is praying for those small things you don't even notice....  
Thank you for the support and prayers they really do help. Thanks for watching out for my family for me while I'm gone... I'm praying for you all and I love you ....

I wear this name with pride...
Love you all so much 


Monday, February 1, 2016

We are Living the Best Life

This week was a big eye opener in a lot of ways... One of them is I feel we don’t realize how much we really do have. not just tangible. but in many ways we don't see.... 
An experience I had this week helped me to see my purpose and how we have something other don't... 
We were out contacting on a hot day as usual ha-ha and we were going to see a referral but we weren't sure the house ... guessing which house to go up to see if it was the right house. Walking up to one of them that we felt was it, well it wasn't the referral but it was someone god had prepared for us... I didn't realize it until we started teaching him but he had a knowledge of the church small from what he had heard so he said " If I grab your chairs will you teach me"? His name is Gideon and is like 18... Teaching this young man who didn't even have shoes. a beat up bible and as we taught he was so serious and took the message to heart, you could see it in his eyes....

We have something that this guy didn't or that others don't have. It simply is the truth. this gospel. We share that Jesus Christ church has been restored to this earth and we can know the exact way back to the father. If we just sit around and wait for Christ to come. we will be lost forever. and eternity... If we don't "act" we can’t progress and if we don't allow others to try, then we are just latter day hypocrites... and if we don't try ... were just latter day sinners.... We are all missionaries... If you want a tag just ask I will give you mine. What matters most is that we have that desire to bring all unto Christ... let people try and let them have the same chance we have to know the truth. If we sit and wait or fear to open our mouth, we are holding back on blessings that the lord has for us and so much more that can come from just trying.... you can’t " reap what you don't sow".... 
Yesterday we had a very spiritual and powerful lesson. We were given the opportunity to teach our land lord who is some kind of prophet or pastor for the Methodist church. Let’s just say this guy knows his stuff in the bible but I feel he is somehow blind.... he is very knowledgeable but we helped him to see out of his own bible that Jesus Christ did establish one church and as we showed him instead of him trying to proof us wrong he got quite and even said it himself "Jesus Christ only established one church. " Before going into this lesson the thought came " are you sure this guy knows his bible better then you".... Obviously that was not a thought from the spirit... The whole lesson scriptures came to me that I have never shared that helped him to know the truth. I felt the spirit testify to him the truth as it did to me and my companion. 
As we turn to the savior he will help us... No matter the situation He is there just look for him. 
I find myself and as we all do saying " why can’t it be easier" well know that were not the only one to ask that... someone much greater and wiser said the same thing.  Jesus Christ asked 3 times in the garden and turned to the father. He has felt it all and he has been through everything that each and every one of us feel.  Salvation is not cheap Mission has helped me to be thankful for every challenge that I have... He loves me and all of us enough to give us these challenges because he knows our heart and knows what we can and can't handle... I know that he only gives us challenges and trials that will help us to grow where our weaknesses are... so that we can be more like him.... As we turn to him he will help us and help us to make "weak things to become strong".... if we do not what he says though we have no promise....

As I have turned to him he has helped me... as I said last week I'm tired... like worn out some days. but I feel only as we follow his word, his commandments and gospel will we find strength... He will help us and no matter what we go through we are always there for us whatever our need is... 
Thanks for the support Ghana is still hot so send some snow this way ha-ha but it’s awesome... I'm just living the best life anyone could live. that’s on the lord’s errand... Life is good and we have so much... I love you all keep praying. and turning to the lord.

Love, Elder Hill

Monday, January 25, 2016

Nothing worth working for is easy!

Well this week went fast but was not easy... I'm tired... Mission.... you will be tired for 2 years and I continue to find strength only when I look to the lord and lose myself in the work... Lately we have been working hard just trying to give it my all.... This Saturday we went on exchanges, switching companions. The day was somehow difficult with a stubborn African but funny guy, doesn't like to walk so I figured since he came to my area it be a perfect time to contact. ha-ha but I saw the hand of the lord really take lead in the work/day.... 
In the evening before sun went down we were heading to go see a Recent convert, Gabriel who was just baptized. I had this feeling to take the long way to his house... Finally, after walking for some time we came to the main road... And just nearby there was a shop and the impression came I should buy drinks for Elder Nauru and the member that was with us and just take a small break. We took a seat at her shop when a man came up to us and wanted to hear what we had to share.... Sharing the message half way through the lady made us move and get off the bench.... we taught most the lesson standing and this guy was so interested.... He understood well and after the lesson it was just silent.... He spoke and said " Just 2 days ago I prayed for god to show me the truth and I have now found it".... spirit was so strong and he had just left his bible studies church and he knows his stuff and he understood so clearly he couldn't deny the truth.... 
Sunday church started and I didn't see him.... I was giving a closing talk and while talking he walked in.... This talk was the first talk I feel these people actually understood my English... They were quiet and the talk I gave was nothing I had prepared. I planned to teach on missionary work and it turned into teaching how to be converted to the gospel... After some told me I looked like an apostle up there. Was a cool feeling to see the spirit guide and bring words to my mind. He testified to me while testifying to them all...  After church I received a text from David and he said "thank you Hill for helping my find the truth".... this man is powerful!
The lord works in mysterious ways and everything happens for a reason! 
I'm so excited for this Wednesday! We have an investigator "Lex" who is making us some powerful fugue with his favorite meat, Bush meat... Porcupine.... Grass cutter (giant rate) .... antelope.... Who knows but I'm excited to try something new.... Never could eat anything like this before but I've learned if it can go in your mouth you can eat it. ha-ha Sounds gross but it is what it is... Trust me it’s somehow nice to know you get something different when you eat rice, bonk, indamine, fufu... it gets old... so something new will be an adventure all on its own!! 
Every day without fail we get lied too.... It’s so hard to trust anyone and I have been working so hard to always just give people a chance.... But it’s so hard when you knock on the door and they so who is it... and every time we tell them...... 99% of the time they will say " oniho".... means no one’s home.... It’s hard and very easy to get discouraged in seconds... Whenever we try to buy anything.... The price is always raised because were white. Mission has really taught me how to hold my ground but I continue to try to be like my savior and show that charity for everyone.  I love these people. 
Not much exciting this week... Just working hard.... You can’t start a new chapter of your life if you just keep re-reading the last one-.  I want to leave my old ways here.... I still continue to see how prideful I am and who I was but the man I have already become and the person I’m starting be.... I love this gospel this is Jesus Christ church without a doubt.... I have seen and felt it and I am a witness that this thing is true and you can’t deny what you know to be right!!
Thank you for the support if you ever have any questions just shoot me an email... thank you for the support and prayers they keep me going!! love you all and I'm doing great and growing in so many ways I wouldn't be able to without the lord. 

 Be thankful for what you have! Life is good so smile and keep moving forward!! love you all!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Spirit directs, leads, teaches, and guides …. If we Let it.

This week was the most I have noticed and felt the spirit so often in my life.

It all starts with taking all the small rules and commandments and to just start following them and having that exact obedience.... as you do that the blessings come and progress shows... I feel impressed to share a few experiences I had this week where the spirit was so clear, there is no doubt. 
Earlier this last week we met with a man named Emmanuel who had stopped us asking us about god.... He is Methodist... If you know anything about their beliefs, they believe Jesus was just a prophet but is the son of god. but thinks if Adam was created by god’s hands and so was Jesus.... how are they different? that Jesus, god, and holy spirit are one. SO it makes it a little rough. not. The scriptures are all teaching about Jesus Christ... Long story short as we showed him scripture taught him... it wasn't enough... no matter the scripture he won’t believe. with his first concern on Jesus Christ I turned to John 5:21-24....He just went silent. IF he doesn't honor the son for the reason he came here. Then he doesn't truly believe in god... He just kind of went silent. as we both testified of Jesus Christ then there was a long pause of silence... he didn't know what to say and as I testified of Jesus Christ and that he is more than just a prophet, a pastor, a teacher, a king, Bu that he is our savior .... I can’t deny That I know he lives... In that very moment I felt not only me testify to him but the spirit testified to me that what I was saying was true. and I know he felt the same thing.... Our savior lives. He is the Christ and anointed one. He did atone for you and me ... If we can’t Honor what he did for us... we don't honor the father ...

Right after this lesson we met with the Pentecostal pastor that is like a prophet....
His name is brother Eric and he believes all the churches that teach of Christ are all Jesus church.... He has scripture to back up his point somehow... but we proved to him and he said it himself that Jesus only established one church not 2 or 3 or 10 but one church. HE knows he isn't a prophet because he didn't even know the authority he was given to be prophet but knows what he is doing is wrong! but sitting in the lesson he still believes the same old things and can’t let go of his money and pride.... We had to drop him and find someone who is waiting for the gospel and won’t take it for granted... As we left Eric's house I felt sorrow .... I felt that sorrow that we hear many people have in the scriptures... Godly sorrow. probably not to that extent.... but I felt it. My heart ached as we walked away and me thinking I'm strong... no turns out I'm soft... As I felt tears coming because at this very moment I felt I truly do love these people.... Eric know the truth but can’t let go of all those worldly things.... He was so close to taking the most important step in his life {baptism for the remission of sins} ...... Walking away my heart felt as if I was just dumped by a girlfriend that was with me for 6 years... It hurt... and I could feel I do love that guy and all these people... I saw exactly why I was here in that moment... As we walked I said a prayer ... Not even seconds after... walking down this alley the clouds up above was covering the sun and the sun started to peak... (I took a picture) At that moment... I felt comfort and joy and could just feel my heavenly father saying..." You have done well my son".... I know he heard me and that he will take care of Eric ... it’s just not his time.

I had an amazing week and many other experiences just like these 2 I shared. As we testify of what we know and we are always example... people will notice you.... Most of all your heavenly father will notice you. it’s not always about the fame, the title, the glory, the money, and etc... but what matters most is that your father and heaven knows.... Always do what you know to be right and he will bless us as we do what he says.... HE has given us the promise that he will bless us but when we do not what he says his words " we have no promise"... 
This is Jesus Christ church... he is aware of us all and is waiting for You!!! he is waiting for you to turn to him and watch and wait and see what he does... see if he answers. test him... but you never know until you try. If we have faith, he will be there... 
Love you all and praying for you!! Thanks for all the support!! love you guys!!!!!!
Keep moving forward and smile

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hard work= Success

What a week! This week was nothing but hard work and blessings.... I'm not even sure where to begin...
Well beginning of the week we went on splits with the other elders and me and Elder Annan (African) laid it down for a pastor in the Church of Pentecost...... He believes that ever church that teaches of God and Jesus Christ church is Jesus Christ church... We showed him everything to the point he didn't know what to say .... So only time will tell... One thing I've learned is were not here to confound people or to prove to them anything... but only to show them... To testify of what they Knew to be true whether it’s in this life or the life before this one... So for me I can show these people scriptures and prove them wrong sure. out of their own bible but it won’t fix anything... We must testify as we teach and teach as we testify.... Our testimony is what makes us so unique....

The other day we were walking back from a far area at a member’s house and I felt we needed to take a different path then normal. A path we hadn't been on before but as we walked through an area that we were somehow un familiar with.... People would call us over and want to know more or ask questions.... Even one man in front of us walking hear me and my companion talking about god and stopped us...  He said " God is a spirit? No man has ever seen God?".... I said " I don't believe that to be true and started naming people that have seen god face to face"... he was astonished.... if man has seen God is it a spirit? there is so much to prove we have a god that has a body of flesh of bone... He is Methodist... but just things like this... In 30 mins we had contacted 6 people.... now ready to learn.  I feel everything does happen for a reason and we were in the right place at the right time!! god does provide and is watching over us. I didn't know why I needed to go down that pathway but I do know when we take that step of faith he always provides... we can’t always see the end of the road but he [Heavenly Father] can. 
Even this Sunday we had 12 people come to church.... now normally and for other missionaries it’s hard to even get 2 or 3 there.... but after taking some advice from a wise family member.... We always show the investigator and the people that we are Excited for them to come... Ever since I have showed that I'm excited for them to come and really do want them there. without faith every time we have had 5+ for the past month come. This area started from nothing.... now this area is progressing and success is showing. We plan to have 6 more new members by the end of this month. I have no one else to thank for that but my heavenly father. 
As we look to him... he is there and will always provide... When we do what he says we are blessed but when we don't do what he says. we have no promise. Was such a cool week....

Last experience. as we got in the Tro (the bus) from finally finishing our last lesson of the day and heading to a meeting at the church ... And this day we had a small lunch we were so busy... a man came running across the street... and got in the Trod just to talk to us. He said " hey I'm a Mormon".... this guy looked like some huge professional athlete... and he said "I'm from States Illinois... “I doubted him because I hear that same line from everyone... Everyone always tells me they are a latter day saint... and just make fun of them... And at first I didn't believe this guy’s so I asked him... who is the name of the prophet. instead of telling me first he showed me his phone and he had the LDS apps and he said Monson...... Way cool guy... just visiting.... But instead of just having faith and trusting.... I doubted. I felt bad... and repented. but I need to trust people and give them a chance... but once they break the trust that’s when we should question them...
No doubt it can be hard here ... Africa living is far from easy...  I get tired of being lied to straight to my face... laughed at.... rejected and so on... It’s hard. mission is so dang hard it’s not even funny but it is so dang rewarding. especially this week.... yeah its super hard and you have to sacrifice but there is always something good in the end. I really do love these people. even to see a few people we have been teaching and know it’s true but go against it.... it hurts... like literally hurts.... It’s true, I have a love for the people that ... It literally hurts every time someone goes against the truth... I love these people and I know I’m a big part in their life...not necessarily me but me being here sharing this with them is changing their lives and mine.... I'm changing and I'm far from humble but I'm trying always to remember and be like my savior...
I love all of you.... your prayers keep me going... I love letters... I love emails.... if I don't write you back well it’s because I'm in a village and it’s not easy... internet is not like home and neither is the mail...   But thank you for all you guys do and watching over my family... Families are forever! Love you all and I'm praying for you!
Love your friend, 
Elder Hill

His address for letters is
Elder Jayson Hill
Ghana Kumasi Mission
P.O. Box KS 16333

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Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year, New Path

Well it was a Great New Year over here on the other side of the world I must say!! I had a sweet birthday and I thank all of you who did service for me on that day! I really thought that was so sweet!! Service is so sweet because when you give, it will always come back!!
This week I woke up to my companion holding a (what tasted like birthday cake to me) Stack of French Toast with frosting and sprinkles and a candle. He surprised me by waking up early and singing to me! way nice but for my birthday we went to Kumasi for some instructions from the mission president and when to KFC afterward... Oh boy was it nice... been a while since I had some real food!  But it was really special Friday night our branch president (he owns a gold mine) took us to the nicest restaurant I have been to in Ghana... so expensive probably like 55 cedi’s a plate and I truly felt blessed. I had some real pizza that was pretty nice but I really felt thankful to be such a good friend to this guy that he would take us missionaries somewhere special for new year’s like that.  
For a New Year I was thinking really what I want out of this year as I wrote down some S.M.A.R.T goals. so important to make goals to have a plan for what you want out of this year. Because when you fail to plan you plan to fail. Your life does not get better by chance but by change. We need to leave those old ways in the past the things that weren't always the best and start fresh. Take the step now to change your ways .... Life is no remote get up and change it yourself. Don't fool yourself and think your life will change and be better this year without doing anything to help.... Get up and start making goals. For me time is flying. Really has gone fast and before I know it this year will be over. There is a lot I want to know and learn before I leave.  I most especially am trying to humble myself this year a lot because I am far from humble and pride is far from good.... One thing I can say is our lives are what we make it.... Each day is a new day and it is what we make it. If you want it to be a slow crappy day. then make it that. if you want every day to be centered around Christ and to be happy and all the good stuff that comes from having those days... then make it that... but always look at the positives. we too often look at the negatives first. and that can really affect us in the long run.... " Doubt your doubts, Don't doubt your faith... "

Lately our investigators know what we are teaching is true but have a hard time committing to the next step.... baptism... Others have a hard time with the Sabbath day being on Sunday. they still believe it is on Saturday but I have showed them all the scriptures possible and explained it. but it’s never enough.... As we taught one guy that was just going off on the churches all being the same. we all worship Christ and God.... As I listened to him try to teach us for 10 mins patiently... he stopped and I just asked him a few questions...This man is a big man in his church. The Pentecostal church ... I asked him this .... " If all the churches are the same, why do we all have so many types of baptisms when Christ was baptized just one way".... he just kind of pondered trying to think of something....  I asked another " I’ve they are all the same and If as you say the prophets and apostles had that authority ... what is the name of the authority, if that authority is not there then it’s not there...?" he came back saying he has the authority and I asked him what the name was.... he was quiet.... I then said if all the churches are the same come worship with us this Sunday and see if they really are the same.... " what people don’t get is we are teaching them straight out of the bible all these things before they even hear of the Book of Mormon that proves everything. This man is very stubborn and is a big man for his church but over time... he will see and I know he knows what he is doing is not of Jesus Christ church ....
As I sat in sacrament this Sunday I turned to D&C 27:2-5 and it talks about it why we partake of the sacrament and the important and this last Sunday I really remembered why we go to church and why there is even a church.... it is there to show us the way back to the father.... I taught primary with one other teacher and 40 kids... Wow. they really are not easy... if they act up the guy would take his middle knuckle and hit them on the top of the head to teach them to stop. Sad but that's how they do it.  and as I was sitting here and I went to the front of the class sitting behind the teacher holding to kids and they all went quiet... staring at me and listening. it was finally quiet... I pondered.... how...? How is it they are now quiet...... I thought deeper... why did Christ say to be as children and to come unto him. what do these kids have that we adults don’t...?? They truly are innocent... They don't know right from wrong but they do know after when they make a mistake... They always have that light. they show love. but I really wonder why? 
I had a sweet week and I hope you all did as well!! I love you all and I'm praying for you!! Thanks for the support and watching after my family for me!! I feel your prayers and I'm doing great!! keep moving forward!!


Monday, December 28, 2015

New Year New Beginnings

Well it was a Merry Christmas! That day was full of service and began at 6 AM until like 10 then made a sweet American breakfast! Breakfast Burritos!! Big breakfast and enjoyed! I really enjoyed talking to my family.... They say family first always and I'm a firm believer on that. I love my family and If I were you. I would tell my family "I love them" every day, more than once... Were with them for eternity thanks to our loving savior making it possible to be sealed to Our families for time and all eternity. Live in such a way people will say " The Hill's (or whatever your last name may be) must be a powerful family."  You need to always be examples to all and a light and take pride in the name you wear. 
This week has been good. Missing home isn't easy but it’s the moment you get lost in the work and choose to make that choice that you can feel all will be ok. Our Heavenly Father has promised us so many blessings If we just follow him. The highest law in heaven is "Obedience", we can learn about this in D&C 130. It is so important to always follow the savior and never check our religion at the door! I can say I am proud to be a latter day saint and know where I'm going. I may be a missionary but being out here I have come to see how everyone is a missionary. I see It every day. Everyone here for the most part knows their savior and heavenly father but isn't 100% sure what way is the right way or what to believe... By my apartment I've been able to count over 50 manmade churches and "prophets"... To confusing and we know that the lord is not the "author of confusion". 

Thanks to our Heavenly Father for restoring his church back onto this earth today so we can know how to return back to him. This is the only church that holds his authority and his foundation. I can prove it to anyone who I come across... But as a missionary and Latter Day Saint I have come to see through experiences of my own and others that it’s not for us to "prove" to people that this is the only way...  It is up to us to "show" them... 1 Timothy 4:12 - it shows us how we need to Show them. Not one person in this church is perfect. Were all imperfect trying to become to perfection. I have heard this church is like a hospital it’s for the sick and we come to be healed. Only way to do that is through Christ... that's his way, there is no other way but through him... his way...  
"Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes Permanent" .... We will never be perfect to all that our savior has asked but we can come to the point where following him can become permanent.... We will know what to choose when it comes to hard situations of right and wrong when we are truly "practicing" following our savior... Read the scriptures, church, pray, serve, and so much more. All we can do is try. We are all saints but many others don't know where to find the way.... Well it’s time to hasten the lords work even more and for us to reach our full potential and receive all that your lord has to offer you!! 
As we come into a New Year set some goals that may force you to stretch yourself but as you do so I know that you can grow in such a way that may let your father touch your heart and help you to have a "change of heart”. As we go into a new year set goals... For myself I have set some goals that push me every day... maybe I will share a few with you.... 
-100 Pushups and 100 pull ups everyday but Sunday.
-Ponderize\memorize a different verse of scripture every week. 
-read Every morning and night.
-Write with my left hand once a night doing the alphabet 2 

I have many more but a few I felt like I could share. These aren't the easiest goals and they may not be for you but my path is different than yours. But set some goals that may help you to grow. Anything is possible and as we go into 2016 don't forget to smile!! 
Thank you all for everything, I felt like bearing my testimony small in this letter on what I know is true. And what I have come to learn being on mission. I can promise and testify as you follow your Savior he will bring you into his fold! I love all of you!! I Love my family, my friends! Thank you for all your prayers and emails and so much more making it possible for me to be here!!
Time is flying! Smile!!

Elder Jayson Hill