Well I was all prepared with all sorts of stuff to write home, but we decided to do internet late in the day this time, and so I left it all planning to return, and we didn't. Just another moment in the crazy life of being a missionary. I've noticed that it seems like all sorts of things seem to go wrong when it comes to writing home, and I'm beginning to wonder if it is an attempt on Satan's part to drive away the spirit while I am sharing my experiences here. I'm not positive, but I'm dong my best to retain my patience.
Speaking of patience, I've never been tried so thoroughly with tests of my patience. To try to maintiain the spirit, that's all I'm going to say and just leave it at that.
Google Mario Hart.
Almost everyone tells me that I look exactly like him, and those who don't say that I seem really familliar for some reason. He's on a TV show right now that the whole country of Peru watches called Combate. [What do you think?]
Soap operas are going to be the death of me. I just can't think about anything while people are whining nonstop on the TV. Definately is a spirit blocker for me.
So they love this beet salad here, and I just want to say thank you, Mom, for making me drink beet smoothie, because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to stomache the salad. I never thought you were preparing me for my mission through even that!
Hey, are the Villalbas from Peru? If so, where? If not, where? thanks. =]
Well I've got to go, so I'm sorry it's so short! My computer crashed, and then was really slow getting it back together. But I'm being patient so that I can have the spirit, even though I didn't manage to include a scripture. Actually, look up Psalms 119 versiculo 9. (in spanish). It's so true. But you have to look it up in spanish, and translate it, because in english it just doesn''t cut it. But really.
In Spanish: ¿Con qué limpiará el joven su camino? Con guardar tu palabra.
Literal Translation: With what will a young man clean his path (or way)? With keeping thy word.
English version: Wherewithal shall a young mancleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Solo quiero compartir la importancia de la obediencia. Lo mas importante delmundo en todas las cosas. Siempre sea obediente. Para que tenga el espiritu de Dios, y ningun otro.
I only want to share the importance of obedience. It is the most important of anything else in this world. Always be obedient. So you can have the Spirit of God, and not another.
Until next week! (with my sheet of things to write about! So you'll get a bunch more!)
Love, Elder Hicken
p.s. I got my hair cut today for about a dollar! So cheap here!
Last week at Matucana, Peru with Elder Perez Albela
There was some sort of presentation that we walked in on in the square, and we asked some people to take pictures with us, here is one of my favorites