Monday, June 8, 2015

My Comp Celebrated 4 Months on the mission!

Sounds like you guys had a great tirp. It brought back some good memories seeing the pics of the Great Canyon and more. Mucho respect Jonathan for cliff jumping! Glad you could see Joseph in Provo.

Gotta tell you about Hna. Fabiola Signor.  She wanted to start a food chain selling coffee, but when she was baptized she was challenged to not work on Sunday nor sell coffee. She decided to take the challenge from her bishop. Awesome. But her company tanked. Bummer. However, when she was in the U.S. for a while she learned how to make crepes. So she has started a little business with her husband selling crepes out of the back of their van. It’s going well. When we went to eat crepes, she pulls out this legit crepe maker and whips us up some delicious strawberry Nutella crepes. Cool that she has found a way to keep her covenants. And the amazing part is that she introduced us to her new friend, Maria, working to help take care of her kids. We were able to stop by with a Book of Mormon and she was able to read it. Can’t wait to teach Maria more.

Fabiola, the crepe lady

Nutella Strawberry crepes. Yum!

My comp celebrated 4 months in the mission. Fun to serve him. Made him pancakes. Service really brings you closer to people.

Today for P-day we all went to the chapel to play some games. First we played Jenga but it was Jenga UNO style. I think it’s called UNO staco. Then we ended up playing soccer for a good while. It was a blast. We gringos sure get schooled when it comes to soccer. We ended by ordering pizza and watching Meet the Mormons. The mom of a sister missionary in the district had sent her the movie. It was so cool to watch the whole thing! I´d only seen parts before. Great movie.

Update about Mike’s friend, Fernanda. We invited her to the baptism of Sara, David and Marisela on Saturday. She came with Mike! Awesome. It was great to see both of them there. We were able to meet with her again the next day and got to show her the video of the Restoration. She had a few questions but was satisfied with our answers and was willing to keep reading to find out for herself. That is so great when people seek answers from God for themselves.

and Me and a squirrel

I was reading President Eyring´s talked entitled, “Is Not This the Fast That I Have Chosen?”  He begins by reading Mathew 25:34-40 and then continues,

¨You and I want that warm welcome from the Savior. But how can we deserve it? There are more hungry, homeless, and lonely children of Heavenly Father than we can possibly reach. And the numbers grow ever farther from our reach.

So the Lord has given us something that we each can do. It is a commandment so simple that a child can understand it. It is a commandment with a wonderful promise for those in need and for us.

It is the law of the fast.¨

I know that fasting and donating fast offerings brings many blessings towards those who keep it fully. When I was younger, it was not an easy thing to fast, nor would I say it is now. However, I know the Lord keeps his promises, which promise is to give spiritual revelation and power to withstand the temptations of the adversary. I´m so grateful for living day prophets who guide this church and invite all the world to be partakers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Savior, our advocate, our redeemer. I love Him.

Have a great week!

Elder Hicken

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