Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Transfer Maddddddneeeesssss

So the elder in the Neighboring area of me was transfered out to fill another elders spot in Lisbon cuz he had to go home sick. So they grouped me and Elder Gasser up with the elder that stayed, Elder Garner. So we are in a tripla now...covering 2 areas. Its INSANE! but fun at the same time. No really big stories have happend...but Im still loving the mission. Ive like never been happier in my life...and I was pretty dang happy before the mission. Crazy no?
anyway, Fica Fixe

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

As I Walk Through The Valley Of Shadow And Death...

So Im in a new area! Its so different than Oeiras....Oeiras was like its so ghetto GH-E-To!
but I LOVE it here. I feel so cool walking around here. Like im staring down the face of danger every day...even though its not very dangerous here anymore
but my new address here is
Rua Abel Salazar
Lt. 1 3º Dto
Baixa de Serra
2835, Baixa De Banheira

No really cool things have happened here yet....we get fed by members thats good. I tracked into a really really hot not so good at this moment in time. It rained REALLY REALLY hard the other day and our small little apt got FLOODED! that was fun.....mostly cuz I wasnt there...I was on divisions...but my comp had alot of fun that night staying up till 3 cleaning up lol.
well....Ill post later when I can
Paz Fora!
Elder Hildebrandt

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Hey everybody!
Happy Halloween! Even though they dont really celebrate it here in Portugal. This is kinda funny, im writing this letter in Microsoft Word….then Im going to paste it and email…but since its in portugal, its marking all the words I write as misspelled! LOLZ! But everything is still going awesome!
We have 2 people marked for baptism. Mara and Vosco. Both are going to be baptised on Christmas day! AKA my Bday. Fixe huh?!
Sad news…I cant upload pics to the FTP site anymore…but ill be emailing my parents some and they'll add them…so maybe you can see some new pictures today. I only have a couple more minutes to write cuz im going up to sintra today! It's a cool place. Has a lot of history.
Umm….It seems like there was something else I was gonna write…but I cant remember. Oh well.
Vos Amo!
Elder Rhett

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Things are going good in Portugal! Im still loving it here.......and I havent really felt sad or depressed the whole time here! its all happiness!
But a good story happend this weekt hat i thought I should share.

So It was Sunday, and we were walking around making contacts. And there was this meat shop that sells meat...but cooked....and we saw this chicken on a roticery grill and it looked really good....and we were like...dang too bad its sunday or else we would get some. But we looked in and the store owner was in there alone, so we decided to go in and make a contact with him. We started off like we were gonna buy something...we asked how much the chicken cost. he said 6,50 then we acted like it was too much and were like...ummm well come back another day...but then we asked if we could do a survey with him (just a fake survey to start teaching him a little) we asked things like "do you belive in god" and "do you think god still could talk to man" things like that. Then people started coming in and he helped them while we were waiting. after all the people left, he came to us and had chicken in a bag, and gave it to us. Hes like..."my life is going kinda bad right now, but you guys are out here teaching about god and its a great thing...etc etc" so he gives us this chicken. and AS he was giving us this chicken, one of our investigators that weve been teaching heavily on keeping the Sabath Day holy, cuz she works on sunday and doesnt go to church, comes out of the back room...and was like HEY ELDERS! we were accepting this chicken from the store...and we were like"umm...hey" and then she went back in to the back room after she got a strange look on her face looking at what it seemed like 2 elders buying chicken on sunday. AND to put the Icing on the cake, I turn around and see an inactive member that we have been trying to get to church for a while is there...looking in the window, she hurries and looks away and keeps on walking.....weºre like....oh GREAT! but we accepted the chicken cuz he insisted...then we gave him a book of mormon and taught about it and he was very greatful...well go teach him again at his turned otu to be a really good contact. besides the fact that we had to go by the investigator and less active members house and explained waht happened....but its all cool now. I guess the moral of the story is that you can get free chicken from teaching the gospel :D

Well I hope you enjoyed the story. Stay tuned for more "BLOG POSTS FROM THE GUY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD"
-Elder Hildebrandt

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Short post.

Things are going well. -stop
The mission is great. -stop
Loving every minute of it. -stop
Its the end of my 1st transfer. -stop
My comp is getting transfered. -stop
Im going to be with Elder Hawkins -stop
fica bem todos -stop
love -stop
Elder Hildebrandt -fim

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Short post

Yo everyone. things are going awesome in portugal
I updated some new pictures. and i started to organize them, by date, or place. so in

theres a folder called Quinta_Da_Reguleira and i have pics from there. and then I had some from other places in 26_09_07
so iºll start making new folders for each date i update pictures.
The church is true and God answers all prayers!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

3 mo. anniversary!

Its my 3 month anniversary. 7/8 left to go on my mission! its so cool here I love every minute. Hopefully my family will update the blog with some stories ive shared with them...cuz i dont have alot time to do that kinda stuff. Ill be putting some pictures of Quinta da Regaleira up next week ( that place is AMAZING.
Things are still going really well here and Im loving teaching the truth restored to people and seeing their lives change for the better!
well, i gotta go
Love you all!
Elder Hildebrandt

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

From Portugal!

Hey so its my first message from portugal! Iºm really loving it here. I feel so at home, even from the first day i got here. I dont understand like anyone, but thats ok...Im learning....and i dont know how to put apostraphies using this portuguese i wont. Anyway, My first week I had a baptism!!!! yay! his name is Fredrico, hes 19. Hes a really cool guy. We have 1 investigator thats gonna be baptised this friday too! AND theres this brazillian couple (theyre really funny, i like them alot) that are going to be baptised soo (i hope) they just have to go to church 2 more times....they have a hard time waking up for church....its not a good excuse, but thats what they say. the wife is having a hard time cuz her mother is having problems with her gastric or whatever in her stomach, so were fasting for her and shes fasting for her. It was really cool when she told us about that and we told her about fasting. Really spiritual.
And in other news, yesterday something really cool happened. We were walking down the street, and we hear this guy say "O elder" so we turn and wave...because Helder is a portuguese name and the portuguese think its fun to yell O HELDER at us...cuz its like someone walking around with the title of John or something. So anyway, we turn and wave. and keep on walking but then he was like "espara! espera!" So we turn and he runs over to us, and hes in tears. He said something like "you guys always show up at the right time, my life is horrible I dont know what to do, everything is just so hard, etc. and i need to know if god loves me" So, we talked with him for a very little time...cuz he was in a hurry for something. But were going to visit him tonight, It was a really awesome experience.
The last few days have been really good for contacting too. We have about 5 new investigators! I dont really do much of the talking cuz i dont understand much of whats said...but i do sometimes...bear my testimony or whatnot. And one time i did teach the first lesson...or atleast about half of it.
But everything is going good, Im loving every minute here. And Im uploading some picture here:

I dont know how many I can actually upload cuz the internet here is kinda slow and pictures are kinda big and I only have about 20 more well see.
I love you all and cant wait to hear from you
BTW, my address here is:
Rua dr. Manuel Fernandes Duarte,
nº5 r/c Dro,
2780 Oeiras, Portugal.
oh ya...and my companions name is Elder Petty...Hes reallly cool. we get along really well, and hes been in the mission for 1.5 yrs and hes from Kansas. and like my address says, my area is Oeiras. Its really pretty here, I love it.

Friday, August 17, 2007


so I only have 4 days before I'm gonna be in portugal! thats so crazy. This week was the semana de missionario. We had to set up and teach 5 lessons a day to other missionaries, acting as investigators. It has been so fun! prolly my most fun weeks here at the MTC. But also this week has been kinda bitter-sweet.
We lost 2 people in our district. Elder Pruyt had to go home because he needed surgery on his shoulder. I admired Elder Pruyt alot cuz he had a really hard time with the language, but he still pushed forward.
AND my good friend Elder Wangamen left for personal reasons, but its for good reasons and I'm almost certian that he'll return. So thats all good.
If anyone wants to send me some letters before I leave this will be your last chance to do so!!!!!!
Love you all! and I cant wait to bring the happiness of the gospel to the people in portugal!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Ta'se Bem everybody!

I GOT MY TRAVEL PLANS!!! I leave on Aug 21. I leave the MTC at 6:00 and I leave UT at 10:00 so i'll prolly call at like between 9 and 10. but then I go to Phili, arrive there at 4:35 Pensylvania time. I leave Phili at 6:55pm, arrive In Paris at 8:35 am paris time. then I leave Paris at 12:45pm and arrive in Portugal at 2:15pm Pretty cool.
I'm way excited to leave but i dont think I know the language well enough...infact I know i dont...but it will all come with time in portugal.
In the RC this week, i talked to 6 people, and 4 of them wanted copies of the book of mormon and missionaries!!!! it was awesome...the other 2: one was getting a haircut and wanted us to call back tomorrow, and the other, the reception was really bad and it cut out. Anyway, it was still way cool. I'm excited to get out in the campo and teach everyone and bring to light the truths that everyone needs!
anyway...I'm done.
Love you all!
-Elder Hildebrandt

Friday, August 3, 2007


yes 2 more weeks here at the MTC. I cant wait. I day from today i get my travel plans! i'm so excited!!!! i cant wait to get to Portugal!
The MTC seems like home now, i'm used to the whole routine (sp?) Oh! and now my district is the oldest district in our zone! we're the Velhotes (old farts) now! its so cool. I dont think I know that much Portuguese, but i guess the new district thinks we do. its crazy.
Me and my companion have a new rule now, for every english word we say, we have to do 10 pushups....we started this 3 days ago...ive had to do 200 pushups so far! lol
um...what else has happened.....No really big RC story this week. I did have a good time this thursday. I talked to 3 different people and all 3 accepted a copy of the book of mormon and representatives to visit them. One was a lady that had just lost her daughter, and 4 other people in the last year. I had a good conversation with her, she was pretty sad and had been relying on the lord alot. Another was this guy, when i called him to confirm that he got his DVD he ordered, he said that he had already been called 6 times about it. I appologized, bore my testimony, shared a short message about the restoration and asked if some missionaries could drop off a book of mormon. He seemed very intelectual and said he was content with his faith, but wouldnt be opposed to learning more. so he accepted. it was cool! and the last one was this lady who had ordered TONS of things before, she ahd a list of about 10 different items she had called and ordered...and each one she didnt want a missionary visit. But i talked to her about the most recent item she ordered, then told her about the book of mormon and asked if she wanted a copy, she said yes and she wanted missionaries, but she slept durring the day so she didnt think they could come, but i told her that they could work around it. it was i guess my RC experiences were good this week. lol
anyway. Umm...Meu pai wanted me to write something in portuguese this time, but since i dont have much time, i'll just bare my testimony.
Eu sei que esta igreja, a igreja de jesus cristo dos santos dos ultimos dias e' verdadeiro. Eu sei que o Livro de Mormon e' as palavras de deus. Eu sei que todas pessoas que le'em o livro de mormon e oram sobre o livro vai saber-o e' verdadeiro.
em nome de jesus cristo amem

Tchau Everyone! Amo-vos!

Friday, July 27, 2007


So nothing much happened this week, and i dont have much time to post this blog. Um....I got a haircut...its REALLY short. Like military style!!!! woooo!. One of the elders who had been waiting for his visa for 5 weeks to go to brazil finally got his visa...and he's gone. We all miss him. day was this week...and that was just a day without mail. lol.....
oh, I was watching the Joseph Smith Movie after the sunday devotional....and i was sitting by a cute sister missionary with THE BEST smelling perfume was torture...cuz i cant think about stuff like that anymore,.....que triste...
Another RC experience this week. I talked to this lady whose husband is in prison. She had ordered a bible for him. She loved jesus and the bible and stuff.. I told her about the Book of Mormon and the Restoration, and I told her the benefits of the Book of Mormon and she was like....well it sounds like that stuff is in the bible, Why do I need the book of mormon. That question has stuck with me all week "Why do I need the Book of Mormon?" I explained that it contained the fullness of the Gospel of Christ and that it was evidence that the true church had been restored on the earth. but she didnt take it...i challenged her to receive a copy and find out its truthfulness for herself...she said no...Then i said that if she ever felt that something was missing in her life...or she wanted to find some further happiness, call back and get a book of mormon cuz it will help you with everything. She said ok..and that was it. It was kinda frustrating cuz I said everything Preach my Gospel says about the book of mormon, and I bore testimony, and i felt the spirit...but she still didnt have a change of heart i guess....oh well, acontece. Well, my time's up on the computer
Tchau everyone!
-Elder Hildebrandt

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hello everyone in the real world!

Today is my 1 month mark out on my mission! yay!!!!!!!!!!!! its seems like time has gone by fast....yet it seems like ive been here forever! i saw a newspaper the other day and it looked strange...i have no idea what is happening in the outside world.....its like a prison here...but prolly the best prison on earth. lol. The Spirit of God is soooooo strong here. I'm learning alot too. This week also marked Fala sua lingua (speak your language) so i have to speak portuguese sempre(always) Its really helped alot. I can read most anything and at least get the idea of waht its saying...and i can carry out conversations......although really slowly. lol. Conjigations are the hardest for me right now....just thinking of the right endings for the word. but all in all its really cool. I had another great experience in The RC. I called this old lady, She was really awesome. She had been studying every single religion since she was 19, cuz she had a near death experience. She had read the book of mormon and said that there wasnt anyting in there that would make it not true. so i commited her to read in it, specifially Moroni 10:3-5, and pray about it. She said she would. I testified that she would know of its truthfulness. she said she would have liked for missionaries to visit here, however, because of heath problems, that wouldnt be possible. But it was still really cool just talking to her and bearing my testimony. When our conversation finally ended, i looked at my watch and i had been talking with her for almost 30 minutes! lol its was cool. time on the computer is runni g out. I'm sending pictures home they should be posted within the next week or so!
Love you all
Paz Fora
-Elder Rhett Hildebrandt

Friday, July 13, 2007

Woot for another week

Um.....nothing much exciting happened this week. Followed the usual schedule. The language is coming along very well. And I can really feel the Lords influence in everything I'm doing. I still am kinda homesick...but I try not to let that get in the way of the work. really interesting stories this week....I got attacked by a robin...that was cool. I hit the tree that its nest was in with a frisbee...and it swooped down at me....there were 3 babies in its nest too! I named them Batman Catwoman and Mr Freeze! (get it...cuz they're robins! lol) anyway....umm...I did have a good experience when I was in the Referal Center (The place that answeres the calls people make when they see the TV advertisements for the free bible or Book of Mormon or such.) She wanted a free i got all her info, then i started telling her about the book of mormon and how it is a companion to the bible. She thought it was like a Bible dictionary..then went off about how she really wanted a bible dictionary. I explained that the free bible didnt come with one, but we could send Representatives (missionaries) over to give her one and share a message. she declined and said she could just borrow one from her brother. I said ok. Then I went on to bare my testimony of the truthfullness of the gospel and the Book of mormon, then i invited again if she wanted to have representatives over to tell her more about it. she accepted! it was awesome! time limit on this computer is almost I better hurry and post this. I miss you all! Do good!
-Elder Hildebrandt

Friday, July 6, 2007

2 weeks in the MTC

Hey everybody. This is Rhett....posting on my blog for the first time since ive been gone. I've been in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) for like 17 days now or something. Its beginning to be more normal. The schedule here really got me at first. Wake up at 6:30, get ready, go to class, go to breakfast at 8:15, go to class again till lunch at 1. Go to gym after lunch, class from 3 to dinner at 6. Then from dinner to 9 it is personal/companionship and language study time. w00t! then Daily Planning for tomorrow and get ready for bed, quiet time at 10:15 and lights out at 10:30. Pretty crazy, but Ive learned ALOT here. I'm almost semi conversational. like maybe i could carry on a conversation with a 5 year old native child from portugal lol. Its hard work, but its fun also. My companion is pretty cool, though my knees are getting a work out cuz of his long prayers...i think the shortest one he's said is 3 minutes....longest maybe 10. But its good. I'm learning alot how to teach and have daily teaching scenarios. They are cool. The MTC is changing up their syllabus, we now only teach the first two lessons (The restoration of the church and the Plan of Salvation) in the practice scenerios....the other lessons we wont get to actually practise until i'm out in the field.
Anyway.....time is running out...i only have a 30 minute time limit to type email here......and i'm not able to view the blog...just post through email
I'll post prolly next friday!
Paz Fora!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

One week, one letter.

Rhett has officially been out for one week. My mom kept pounding us to write him a letter ever hour. I assured her Rhett would be getting plenty of letters and not to overload him his first week out. He says that things are going well. He already knows over 80 words in Portuguese and recognizes lots more because, "I've heard my Dad say that." His companion is Elder Clark who hails from Garland, Utah. Yeah, I didn't know where that was either. There are 16 missionaries in his district, and 60 in his zone. So within the next 9 weeks there will be 60 more missionaries going to Portugal. Lots huh? Portugal will be the next Utah!
He says the MTC is definitely not what he is used to. He says he can't be lazy (THANK HEAVENS!!!!!!) Unlike most missionaries, half of his letter was him asking for us to send him stuff that he forgot. Rhett is still Rhett! He is adjusting to Elder however and seems to be having a good time.
He wanted to me to tell about It's a great missionary website and makes it very easy to send letters and the such. So if you're want to write him, (and of course everyone does) then go there.
Rhett is on his way to becoming a wonderful missionary. He'll be my and my families prayers and I know he'll have the best experience ever!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MTC Goodbye


Well the day finally came. My big brother Rhett Dustin is off on his mission. We said a tearful (well, tearful for my momma) goodbye today and watched him walk out the missionary exit while we went out the family exit. His adventure has started! I, along with everyone, will miss him very much. But he's going to be amazing and have a great time!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Farewell talk

Here is a copy of my farewell talk!!!
(the things between the * * are stuff Iadded after Ityped it up...I didnt add everything...just some things I remember

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. First off i'd like to start with a disclaimer for my talk. I'm going to be quoting some copyrighted material during my talk, however, i am not going to cite the actualmaterial, because I want all of you to focus on the message. And if any of you are from the MPAA or part of the RIAA and want to sue me for copyright infringement, i'd just like to tell you now that i'm fleeing the country to lisbon portugal for two years, so you cant get me!
When I was picking out this suit while suit shopping, i thought of the words of agent K  "Its time to put on the last suit you'll ever wear"  but "You know the difference between you and me...I make this look GOOOD"

Its pretty crazy thinking i'm going to be in another country teaching a foreign people the truths of this gospel for two years. Part of me is extremely excited, part of me is deathly scared, so they kinda canceled each other out into a happy neutral medium. Honestly if there was a mission”hey u can go on a two year mission ....OR you can go on a two week cruise to the Bahama's, and either way you will receive the same blessings and the same amount of the lords work will be accomplished.” Heck, i'd jump on that cruise. Its probably the same way with all of us and tithing, if we were given an alternative, like instead of paying 10% of our income, we have to give the bishop a plate of cookies each month, the bishop would be a VERY fat man. But, we aren't given these alternatives, it is all in the law of sacrifice.

In the october ensign of 1998, Elder Russel M. Ballard said:
“The law of sacrifice provides an opportunity for us to prove to the Lord that we love Him more than any other thing. As a result, the course sometimes becomes difficult since this is the process of perfection that prepares us for the celestial kingdom to “dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever”

So i guess if i have the oppertunity to give the lord 10% of my life thus far by going on a mission, for the blessing of “dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever”... Heck, i'd jump on that mission. My life hasn't been the easiest thing i have ever done, as it is with all of us. Not to say its been horrible, but defiantly ive have some hard times. But in those hard times is when i think of the wise words of Eric Matthews, “Life's tough, get a helmet.”
I've had many people i've used as a helmet, friends and family...but my strongest helmet has always been my dad (you guys were probably wondering when I'd get to the topic of fathers, on this, the day of my fathers day)

There are many stories about fathers (many of them in the church are told about people that lived in the 1800s...i dont know why that is) But i would like to share a story of a son who was in his senior year of high school, named Cory Matthews. he was in a museum and there he met an artist of one of the paintings. Now, the unique thing about this artist is that she was only 13. Cory doesn't understand how she can be so young and talented while he is just an everyday regular guy. Cory realizes that he's never really been good at anything, and he comes to the conclusion that it's his "average" fathers fault. One day Cory confronts his father about never raising him to be good at something. He tells his father that he is doomed to an average life because he is average. Cory quickly regrets his comments because he knows it hurt his father's feelings. He later goes and talks to his friends about it. He says that he did mean what he said, but he does want to apologize for the way he talked to his father. Just as he opens the door to go apologize, his father is standing there. He takes Cory to a dark, boarded-up warehouse. He explains to his son that this is the place his father worked for 40 years. His father worked his hardest there for his family, just to make ends meet. He then turns to Cory and says:
"Why are you so ashamed of being average? Look at this place, touch it. Get some dirt on your hands. Try and see what average looked like from here. To me average, average was a dream."
Cory then realizes that his father really had given him a lot. And that it is up to him to make his life something he's proud of, like his father did.

Now, I don't think my father is average by any means. He has provided with me with SO much. He built upon the life that he grew up in and made it easier for his children. And made it possible for us to grow up and build more. He didn't even have running water growing up (at least thats what he told my mom when they were mom later found out that that was not true AT ALL)

My dad is a pretty cool guy.  *He even went on the same mission as i'm going on. show nametag that he wore...that i'm wearing*
*share feelings of dad*

He has taught me how to live my life. He taught me life lessons.
My mom was like Thumper's mom when she said said:What did your father tell you this morning? And Thumper responded: If you can't say something nice... don't say nothing at all.
And I know he's always there to guide me, and i always think of him in that beautiful moment between young Simba and his dad. When they finish wrestling,
Simba says: “We're pals, right?
His dad responds: “right.”
Then simba asks: “And we'll always be together, right?”
and Mufasa shares his wisdom: “Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars, the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us. So whenever you feel alone just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you and so will I.”
I know the great kings of the past like my father in heaven and Jesus Christ, along with my dad are always there to guide me and watch over me. It is very comforting thinking about how we're always being looked after.  no matter how bad we are acting, we always have countless mulittudes of angels watching after us, and we have at LEAST our parents on earth that will always love us.

I had a great experience with my father's both earthly and heavenly when i went through the temple for the first time. It was great having my father be right by my side the whole time and help me on the way, it was just like he had been my whole life. Sitting in the Celestial room, I thought of how blessed i was to have such a great father. Some say that the temple is the closest you can get to heaven on earth. I believe that to be so. While i was there, it was amazing to me because I was close to my earthly father and my heavenly father the whole time. Both were there guiding my way.
I know if my dad were Peter Pan, the final words of Rufio would not change. He would say: “You know what I wish?”
Peter Pan would ask, “What”
Then Rufio would point to me and say: “I wish i had a dad, like you”
I am so blessed to have a dad like mine, he's even greater than Peter Pan.
I would like to thank everyone for coming today. I would like to thank all my friends that are here. I think Mr. Feeny had it right when he said “Friendship for example, is a real gift. It's given with no expectations and no gratitude is needed, not between real friends.” So I would like to thank everyone that has been a real friend to me up to now...and know that our friendship will continue after my mission.  *talk about friends leaving on missions the same time as me, how cool it alma and sons of mosiah*

And I would like to recite a song, which i changed up a little to bit, and rewrote the last verse.
I arrived just the other day,
I came to the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
I learned to walk while he was away.
And I was talking 'fore he knew it, and as I grew,
I'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

I turned ten just the other day.
I said, "Thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play.
Can you teach me to throw?" He said, "Not today,
I got a lot to do." I said, "That's ok."
And I walked away, but my smile never dimmed,
Said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, I came from college just the other day,
So much like a man my dad just had to say,
"Son, I'm proud of you. Can you sit for a while?"
I shook his head, and I said with a smile,
"What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Time has passed and now I'm going away.
Leaving to Portugal on a two year stay
My dad told me stories of mission time
He said, "You'll have to eat fish, of ever kind
I said, “Online it says there's 100 Mickey D's now”
He stood stunned and mouthed the word “wow”
But he continued to tell me stories of when he was 19
And as he read me his journal, it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My dad was just like me.

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Saturday, June 2, 2007

First Post and Missionary Farewell

This is a blog for Elder Rhett Hildebrandt.  You can see how I'm doing in Portugal from here!
I'm not in Portugal yet...or in the MTC...but i leave in a little over two weeks.  My farewell is soon, and everyone should come.
June 17
Chapel in Cedar Hills, on the corner of Canyon Road and Box Elder Drive.