Monday, June 17, 2013

Hola de día 138

How was Father´s day? Here it was asi-asi. Holidays are tough here because nobody wants to talk to us...yeah.

Here are a few pictures from a museum we went to last week. You have to go! Ask Kai for more details.

[pics to come]

Here is my email to the president!

This week was wonderful! 

We are siguiendo adelante with Camila and her mother to prepare for Camila´s baptism on the 29th. 

We also have another Sister who will be baptized on the 29th, named Edith. She has known the missionaries for 2 years now, but came to us a week ago to ask for our help to prepare to be baptized. 

Both Camila and Edith came to Sacrament Meeting yesterday, as well as two other investigators, Ashley and Trifina, and three less actives.

We are continuing to work with less actives, and we are finding more and more that as we work as hard as we can, God helps us with the work we just can´t get done in the 24 hours we have each day.

Thank you for your leadership, President! You are always in our prayers!

Hurrah for Israel!

-Elder Hicken

First of all...LILY! Wow! Now you are 5 years old! I´m glad you had a wonderful birthday, but I want to wish you happy birthday too! In spanish! ¡Feliz cumpleaños! This birthday is important because soon you are going to have kindergarten and you will have to be an example for other kids. Kids who don´t get to go to church, or to primary. And kids who will watch you to know how to choose the right. Now you´re a big(ger) girl and I know you can do it! Go and get ´em!

A few random things:

Is this ´Marks of a Man´ talk from President Priday´s personal experience?

Is Jason back home already? When did or will he get back?

If you hear of any cool tourist locations within 5 hours of Lima, could you send me information? We have these big P-days and we can ask permission to go somewhere special outside of mission boundaries. Pretty cool, huh?

When is daylight savings time? We don´t have it here, so when you change, we will have 2 hours difference between us. But I don´t know when that is.

Alright, last week I said I would share a little bit more about the talk Beware of Pride, because it is amazing. It is so essential to be stripped of pride in this life, so I think I´ll share a little bit every week! This week I have a testimony that we can be humble by choosing to recieve love. There are various ways to accept love, depending on how it is shown. One of these ways that God shows us love is by giving us commandments. When we choose to follow the commandments we are choosing to accept his love. When we choose to discard his commandments, we are discarding his love in order to gain personal pleasure. This is truely one of the reasons being humble is so incredibly crucial in this life, in our premortal life, and in the life to come. We can be humble by CHOOSING. Don´t forget to make a concious decision to choose.

Another scripture that I love this week is 1N22:17 

Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.

What a great promise! Just make sure you´re righteous, and you´ve got it made! 

Well time is short, and the work is long, but the fruit is sweet and the glory is God´s. 

¡Que Dios les bendiga!

Élder Hicken

Here is a giant alfajor that we saw downtown!
[An Alfajor is a cookie with dulce de leche/caramel in it.  That is bigger than any I have seen, says Brent.  Multilayered, even.]
And a picture frame that the Socidad de Socorro [Relief Society] made for you, Dad! I´m going to put that picture of us in front of the temple in it.  Speaking of that picture, can you send me a copy of it?

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