Monday, August 5, 2013

Hola de su casi-paisano!

[Casi-paisano in the subject means “almost countryman” since we are leaving for Peru tomorrow morning.  We will not see him while we are in the country, of course, but there is something nice about knowing we will be in the same country as Talon again.]

Todo está bien aquí en San Silvestre!  [All is well here in San Silvestre]

We had a wonderful week in regards to logros [achievements], even though almost all of our citas [appointments] fell through Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We even found 3 new families to teach! We´re struggling with teaching those who come to church, and helping those we teach attend! It's an interesting situation, but we are seeing progress. We always seem to have a breakthrough each week in something as Elders: a lesson we learn, a trial we overcome -- something.

We are working as hard as we can to get visiting teachers and home teaching going in our ward, but it seems like a very slow process working with people who don´t work for the Church full time like we do.

Tomorrow we´ve got a meeting with the President in the morning, but I think everyone should be back in the office when you stop by!

I know it´s going to be a crazy week, so I´ll keep it short and sweet, with a couple things to read for family scripture study!

Please send me ideas for scriptures to share with members and non members to celebrate their birthdays! I´m searching of ideas, but I don´t have a lot of time to look!

Also, when you get the chance, could you send me an mp3 and lyrics for the national anthem [click here for the lyrics in English and Spanish, click here to hear the anthem? Not urgent. (p.s. what is the cornocopia on the flag for?)

[according to wiki.answers, the cornucopia symbolizes prosperity]

Here´s some pictures!

Pizza Raul´s with E´ Gaete, E´ Claros, and E´ Eklof! 
Yes, we ordered 9 I did not drink the Coke.

Daniel Ricse Aguilar and his family work with wood, 
and we sanded doorframes for 2 hours.

Sergio Llosa Fae is the son of our pensionista, and he cockfights. 
Check out my rooster.

Roberto Fernandez is the bomb. 
He used to go out with us almost every other day, 
but now that he works 8 hours a day, we just go out on Sunday. 
One of the coolest future elders ever.

Con Amor,

Elder Hicken

Hurrah for Israel!

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