Monday, March 14, 2016

Hospital stay, but ok

Great basketball season Jonathan! Lamb of God sounded amazing. Miss playing in the orchestra.

Thanks everyone for your prayers. I'm alive! Honestly the head collision wasn't as bad as it may seem. I received a priesthood blessing and I know that I was blessed. I just fell in my apartment and hit my head.  A member took us to the hospital. That sure was a blast. They pumped me all night with some pain medication. After leaving the hospital here in Huehue, my companion and I went to Xela to get checked by a neurosurgeon there. He reviewed the results and said I was clear to go. The skull fracture is minor.  I have 5 stitches above my right eyebrow.  They thought I might have needed more but I didn't. I have follow up appointments where they will take another scan and check to see that everything is o.k.  Right now I'm home and doing regular work. It's all good.

So, we had a great week. Coming back from the hospital, my companion and I headed out to go visit a family. We felt to contact a few houses before going to visit this family. We came across a man named Rudi. He said he would attend us for 10 mins. It was very clear he was Catholic. As we began to speak, we were direct in explaining our purpose as missionaries. We explained briefly the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He thought otherwise. At one point he even called us liars. But we stood strong and bore our testimonies as powerfully as we could. We testified of the truthfulness of our message. He was speechless. He said he would read, pray and accept another visit for Tuesday. Exciting! It was an experience unlike any other in my whole life. I'm so grateful for the Spirit, the true teacher.

We've been praying to find a family to teach and we were fortunate to find a family that very night. It's the family Palacios Samayoa. The dad is already a member, baptized years ago. However, the wife and 2 daughters are not. We shared a quick video about what the world would be like without a Saviour 

and we bore testimony about Christ and His atonement. They committed to read and pray about our message. We can't wait to teach them more.

Pretty soon we`ll be starting to use the Easter initiative pass along cards and video. Everyone can look it up at   And share the video with all your friends and family. It's awesome!

 I love Jesus Christ. I know the gospel is true.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Hicken

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