Dear Elder Hicken,
Hi, this is Olivia Wilson. You probably don't know me as I moved in about the same time you left. How are you? How is your mission? Do you enjoy where you are? What is it like?
Chevie W. wrote (got deleted) about what is it like in Chile, and how are the people.
As a class this month we are studying how best to invite others to hear of Christ. What are some ways that we can do that? What have you been successful in doing? We are grateful for your service and pray for the spirit to be with you.
Thank you so much for your messages! I love it here in Lima, Peru. It is very different, and I have learned that we are very blessed to be physically and economically able to keep the commandments. I am doing very well, which is not easy during the cold, damp winter whether of the Peruvian coastline (the seasons are reverse down here). The people are very nice, and they love the missionaries in a way I´ve never seen before. Love the missionaries in your ward! They depend on you to have successful missions! You can invite others to hear of Christ by being kind to them. As our beloved prophets have taught us, kindness is power. Anybody can talk, and some can preach so we feel "good", but only through the Holy Spirit can we listen, and ask inspired questions. When the Spirit reaches the heart, it changes, and that is the moment when we must present the missionaries.
Thank you so much for your prayers, they are dearly needed, and greatly appreciated!