Monday, September 26, 2016

Oigan a este - Listen to this!

Another week, the familia Alzate Gañan should be baptized this week tomorrow, All`s well. I got sick this week but got better due to a priesthood blessing. I don´t even know what to write anymore, thanks for everything.

Always Great,
Élder Hicken

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hágale pues

Happy Birthday Dad! I think, although I was intending to, I didn´t include that in last week´s email. 

To make up for it, Jhonathan Alzate was baptized this week. That was satisfying because when I got here to the area we were teaching him but he was so drug addict that he wasn´t able to complete with any commitment. With time, we stopped visiting. 

A month ago, he got to church clean from all the drugs and wanting to get baptized. Then the next three weeks, he left smoking and amidst sometimes doubts and another church that was trying to baptize him, he made the right choice. It was an interesting week, and rather stressful, but it`s alright.

Always Great,
Élder Hicken

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bien, o ¿qué?

  • Henry Bermudez was baptized on Saturday! 
  • The Family Rincón was interviewed on Sunday and should be baptized on Saturday. 
  • Jhonathan Alzate will be interviewed on Wednesday and should be baptized on Saturday. 
  • The Marlon and Miriam Alzate familia didn´t come to church because Marlon couldn´t change turns but worked it out to come next week, so their baptism should be the following week. 
  • Good news also, our person from "another well-known church that has a strong reputation in South America and part of the reputation is the amount of knowledge and ability to explain that they have" has a baptismal date now, though it´s still costing her to go to church. 

I forgot to mention last week that we extracted a viper from the church during ward council. Good experiences. Hey, also we did do a service this week, to answer mom´s question from last week. We went to a finca [farm]and picked café [coffee beans]. It was fun.

Always Great,
Élder Hicken

Monday, September 5, 2016

¿Qué mas, bien?

Basically I don´t have an idea what to call my letters now so I just put something they always say in paisalandia.

So, we´re here working, achieving goals, getting better...we´ve been having a couple good weeks. Last May when I had just gotten to the area we were teaching Jhonathan Alzate, a drug addict that was the son of a member. He had so many addictions to different things. But, he wouldn´t come to church so we told him that he´d have to start coming to church or we wouldn´t be able to spend so much time with him. But, the things that we taught stuck. He went to rehab and we´ve been visiting him this last week and he´s coming to church now and should get baptized in two weeks. Honestly, I had thought that he was almost a lost cause back then. But, God obviously doesn´t think like that. God prepared him, and at the same time me cortó la cabeza ["He cut my head off"...similar to our saying "don't bite my head off".] saying I shouldn´t do that.   [God doesn't give up on people.  We shouldn't either.]

We´re fighting for our baptisms these weeks, it doesn´t come easy. There´s always other challenges and while these people want to get baptized, they´re going to get baptized. Allí vamos.

Always Great,
Élder Hicken