[From Brent]: It was great to talk with Talon yesterday for Mother's Day. His companion was transferred to become an assistant to the president so Elder Vazquez is his new companion.
Talking to the family was amazing. It made me realize how fast we progress in the mission. We´re getting closer and closer to our Heavenly Father at a breakneck speed. When I get back home, I´ll have a deadweight much greater, which will act like firewood in the back of my truck. It´s incredible how perfect God´s plan is. Rodrigo, our recent convert, always testifies that God´s plan is perfect.
Elder Vazquez is wonderful. He knows so much about how to work with a stake. It must be so hard to him to having experienced something like the Celestial Kindgom , but we´re looking for the light, as now we know who the stake president is, and this week we look forward to contacting him and starting a relationship between the stake and the missionary force.
I am a little bit worried about the zone missing Elder Castro. He was such a great leader, and loved serving each and every member of the zone. I know I can´t fill his gap, though I don´t believe the Lord expects me to either. I will do my best to keep the zone excited and hardworking as they set high goals and strive to acheive them.
We plan to work to prepare our district leaders for anything the Lord has prepared for them. We will do our best to use our time wisely to be able to effectively magnify them in their callings.
It´s incredible to watch prayers be answered the week of transfers!
I shared my testimony yesterday! But I´ll send a long one next week!
Love, Elder Hicken