Monday, March 12, 2018


Hey everyone!! This week was a good one! It felt fast but long at the
same time. But today is P day because we went to the temple. We did
sealings again because we were a little pressed for time. I love going
to the temple. It’s so peaceful.

This week was just a hard work week. On Thursday we had zone
conference. And it was awesome because it was the first zone
conference as a Spanish zone. It was really beneficial for us. We
talked about how we can better teach the restoration. I learned some
really good things! And I thought, “wow, why didn’t we have this
training like a year and a half ago hahahaha.” And we also got talked
about nutrition. A doctor came in (he’s the one with a slide in his
house if you remember that) and talked to us about how we could eat
better to have more energy. I was like AMEN cause I never have energy
and I would love your tips! So he told us that milk, juice, and
basically everything good is bad. What a shame. But I’m going to take
his counsel so I can work harder and not just feel like I’m dying all
the time!

The work here is good. Like I’ve said, it’s such a good ward. And
investigators are coming to church, we are finding a lot of new
investigators (like usual. That’s the easy part for us here), and it
looks like in these next few months people are going to get baptized!!
Everyone pray that things turn out well!

I’ve also been super good at getting up and working out! You know what
they told us about exercise?! It makes you happier!! It releases some
type of chemical and it makes you happy. But fact of the day. I take
exercising seriously. Gotta be serious when it comes to 6 months to
sexy am I right?
I’ve noticed that I’ve had more energy when I have done exercise.

I remember my brother saying, when he got back from his mission, that
he was excited to be physically tired and not mentally. And I was like
????? .... but yeah i totally get it now. Being physically tired would
be a change.
But another thing, is that this work is super accomplishing. If you
try to be 100 obedient and do your best, even though you’re completely
exhausted, you feel so good at the end of the same. There ain’t nothin
like savin lives am I right

I hope you guys have a fantastic week and that you have energy. Love you all!!

ร‰lder Hepworth

Monday, March 5, 2018


Wow another week has gone by!! Just like all the others it went by super fast!!

This week was a good working week. We didn’t find anybody new to
teach, but the people we are teaching are actually now getting
interested! Things are moving along and it’s awesome. We are hoping to
have a baptism this month because we have an investigator that
literally has been going to church for years I believe and she’s
basically a member. She goes to all the activities and everything,
just hasn’t gone through one of the most important part yet. We got
faith!!! How about you?!

We also went to a lesson last night with this older lady named Angie
and it was HILARIOUS! We asked her to say the opening prayer and she
was just like uuhhh no I can’t I don’t know how and then all of a
sudden she starts praying so it could us off guard. And then in the
prayer she called us “kids” and she started laughing because we aren’t
kids. But the laugh was sooooo fake! It was as if she had the laugh
inserted and she just laughed because she needed to. It was so funny
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and the way she acted was so funny. She was just like a little
girl and I was laughing like the whole time ๐Ÿ˜‚

I am literally so tired. Like, so tired. I don’t think you guys
understand. I’m mentally tired. It’s not physical whatsoever. But, I
was so tired on Saturday night after we had correlaciรณn and my eyes
would not focus. They just didn’t want to! They were quitting on me!
But now I have more energy and after this P day I’m about to be

Oh yeah! So we had transfers again and I just stayed in the area. But,
we are now in a Spanish zone. So allllll of the Spanish missionaries
in the mission are in their own zone. It’s awesome! We are playing
soccer as a zone and now we’re going to have all of our district
meetings in Spanish and our zone conferences will just be us as a
zone. So the zone conferences will actually be small because multiple
zones come to zone conference, but as we are only one zone there will
only be like 20 something of us there hahaha. I’m super excited.

I’ve also been working out super hard. 30 seems like forever to me now
and I thought it wasn’t enough time when I started my mission!
Hahahaha mission changes ya. I’m doing my “6 month to sexy” so I’m
getting JACKED. Kinda.

Well that’s how my week went! I’m super happy and loving life! Always
smiling and laughing
Love you all. Be happy

ร‰lder Hepworth

Monday, February 26, 2018


Helllooooo! How’s everyone doing?! I’m doing pretty great myself. Life is going good, the work is going good here and I have no reason to complain!
Oh wait, I might.... it’s cold here now!!! I don’t know what it is but winter came late and now it’s just super cold and I’m like dying. Like I didn’t think I liked the heat that much, but the cold is worse now I think. Arizona changes you man, it changes you good. Now my aunt can’t laugh at the fact that i wear a jacket. 
And apparently there is going to be a cold front coming in from Idaho? Come on Idaho. 
I know that when I get back I’m literally going to be dying in the winter ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 
But 120 here isn’t very enjoyable either. So I just hate everything I guess. No jk ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

This week went by super quick, and we just did work work work! We have good stuff going on here in the area. People are coming to church and progressing. So hopefully that leads to baptism. Every pray!!

On Saturday we helped out on the Phoenix Marathon. We had the morning shift, so we literally had to get up at 3:45 in the morning. Yes, I took a nap after that service. I felt like it was warranted. But it was actually super fun (And yes it was cold, I was dying and my feet and hands hurt)! we prepared everything before they started the race, and then once they started we just held out little cups of water and Gatorade for them to drink when they passed by. And we cheered them on of course. So I had some cheers in me! No I didn’t actually i forgot all of them. But I screamed a lot and then my throat hurt afterwards and I was hoping to lose my voice cause that has never happened to me and I kind of wanted to experience it. But I didn’t. It was just a little raspy. 

Today for P-day we took a little road trip. It was awesome! I will definitely include pictures. We saw so many cool things that they have over in those little towns in Globe, Miami, this place called tortilla flat, etc. Some of it kind of reminded me of home and going to these like “historic” places and it actually just being super ghetto but super fun. 

Some things I’ve been working on lately, just so you all know, are charity/love and humility. Humility is hard sometimes. Oh and if you’re humble, don’t say you’re humble. Or else you’re not humble. 
But charity and love is hard! Because as missionaries we deal with every type of person, and to have a Christ like love for all of those people isn’t the easiest thing. Sometimes people say things, do things, or whatever it may be that just gets on your nerves. Or maybe it’s the stuff that they don’t do that gets on your nerves. But you know what? They’re all children of God! And you know what He and Jesus Christ would do? Love them. So let’s all love people! Despite their differences! Cause our purpose is to be like Christ and grow and learn and follow the commandments and all that stuff. Shouldn’t we all be trying to do that? We all essentially have the same purpose, even though some people might not know it!
Christ was the perfect example of charity. Because, charity is the pure love of CHRIST. 

Have a fantastic week everyone. Life is good. 

ร‰lder Hepworth 


Monday, February 19, 2018


¡Hola a todos! 

This week was goooood. I’m suuuuper exhausted. That’s a good sign right? 

We have a lot of investigators to teach and a lot of them seem to be pretty serious about this. It’s just that it’s a slow process. It’ll take a while, like it always does. But it’s awesome! People are keeping commitments, keeping appointments, etc. It’s great! I feel like the challenge is getting to church for them. I mean, like I get it. I remember when I was younger I would fake being sick so I wouldn’t have to go to church. I even remember walking around the house so quietly so as to not wake them up so we wouldn’t have to go to church. I was terrible!!! (whoops sorry Mom and Dad .... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ). So I understand why some people might not be like super pumped to go, but now I realize that it’s the best thing ever. And they need to go (Duh)! 

One thing that we’re told to do is to act devastated when people don’t keep their commitments. Why do we do that? Because we love them! We want to see them progress and find happiness and find that this church is super legit, and when they don’t keep commitments it’s like ...๐Ÿ’” 

Elder Ghormley and I are working super hard. Trying to be as obedient as can be. Obedience is key. Super key. 
Obey your parents children. Obey the lords commandments children. 

We are teaching this one investigator that is so awesome! He is from Venezuela and he is teaching us some Spanish while we’re teaching him a little bit of English WHILE we teach him about the gospel. He is awesome. He will straight up tell us if we sound white ๐Ÿ˜‚ or if we say something wrong. He is one of the investigators that seems really serious. We taught him part of the restoration in the first lesson cause that’s just how that lesson worked out, and we asked him if he would read the rest of the pamphlet. He read the whole thing. We asked him to read the introduction of the Book of Mormon, he read it. He remembers like all of it too. Sometimes when we teach people don’t remember much or like anything of what they read. And so it’s always good to go back with them and read along and help them understand. Understanding is better than just rushing through the lessons. But so we were just going through the rest of the restoration because we wanted to talk to him more about Joseph Smith. And he was just like “yeah it talks about that in the pamphlet. Yeah that’s when the priesthood was restored.” And stuff like that. And it just made me so happy hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚ and he told us “you know I haven’t had the chance to pray to ask God if this book is true, but I know that’s what I need to do because he’s the one that knows. He will answer my prayers.” And I was like... yes. Amen, Wilmer. 
Some of you are probably thinking like... wow, good for him. He read the Book of Mormon and you’re doing your job as a missionary. It’s a lot more exciting than that! If you realized how important the Book of Mormon is, and how many people take it for granted, you would be jumping for joy! My work here is to bring people to Christ, and many think that they’re fine and they don’t need any of what we’re teaching them. So when you come across that person that takes you seriously, reads, prays, it’s a win. 

This week we were really busy it seems like. And I was really just so tired yesterday! It’s a good feeling cause you know you’re doing something right, but at the same time is stinks because you’re like wow all I want right now is a gooooood nap ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Well, that was my week! Love you all. Keep working hard. Keep being tired cause that’s what life is. Tired. Life is tired. 

ร‰lder Hepworth