Monday, June 2, 2014

WOW!! June 2, 2014

Ok, to start off, WOW! Thank you sooooo much for all the sweet birthday wishes! It really made my day and thank you for the time that so many people took to write :) You guys really are the best!
So to start off, I did get a bunch of letters this past week (we had a 5 zone mission conference and they brought letters and packages). The packages haven´t arrived yet but I will also receive packages/letters on Wednesday during zone meeting! Thank you for everyone that sent letters! You guys are the best!
oh, and to start off Mom, could you thank Brother Dickson and Elder Jason Allred for me, they wrote me emails but I can´t respond. Thanks :) Also, could you get Jason´s address in Brasil for me? Thanks :)

So to start off thanks for all the letters, a few I already opened because I didn´t know they were for my birthday (one from the Smiths, Nancy Smith, one from the Perleys, and the one that you sent me Dad, but that one wasn´t for my birthday :) )

And thanks Andy, Kimball and Kelsey, Amanda, all the ones from Mom and Dad, and from the Brutons! Thanks!
Wow, ok, I only have 10 minutes to write now because I was responding to the other emails but I´m glad to hear that everyone is doing well.
So this week was probably one of the hardest weeks that I´ve had in the mission but it turned out great in the end. So, I´m still adapting to this new area and trying to figure out what works the best in this new area. So, we have been using the ward directory (we started with the Relief Society) and it worked out pretty well. But there´s been a bunch of people that have moved and they don´t live there any more. Anyway, we have just been trying to do different things to find new investigators. Well, anyway, it was a pretty rough week but Saturday it all turned out well because we had a BAPTISM! So, we had an investigator, Laudjane and she had already been to church about 4 or 5 times. Well, she kept saying that she wasn´t ready or didn´t want to be baptized. But Friday night we had a great lesson with one of the members Carina (she´s the YW pres). So we explained why she needed to be baptized and about the authority that this baptism would have and everything. Well then I asked her, "So, will you be baptized this Sunday?" And there was a long pause and we waited, and I was praying so much in my head...and finally after what felt like a million years she said, "Yes, I want to be baptized." Hallelujah! haha, she was baptized Saturday night and confirmed yesterday! It was great! I still need to buy an adaptor to send pictures but she´s about 50 or so years old and super sweet. I´ll try to send pictures next week, no but really, I`m going to try and buy an adaptor today :)
Well, I can´t believe this Saturday is my birthday, it definitely creeped up fast. I als can´t believe I´m turning 20, what?! haha, but I´ll be sure to take pictures and send them to you all :) And thanks again for all the birthday wishes!
Mom: Sounds like the blessing was great and I´m glad to hear that you got to eat some great Mexican food!

Dad: Wow, good luck with the crazy month that you are going to have, but if anyone can handle it, it´s you!
Taylor: Stay safe in Spain and yes, take lots of pictures!
Bryan: Glad to hear that you were able to relax a little and work out in the nature!
Lindsey: Wow, I LOVED seeing the blog posts, especially that one of you and Bryan from a few years ago! Wow, so cool to see pictures from the past :)
Kelsey: Glad to hear everything went well with the blessing and I absolutely loved the pictures you sent! He´s so cute!

Kimball: That´s so cool, your first baby blessing! Aah, I´m glad to hear that it all went well and that lil Guy didn´t even cry, you´re already a pro Kimball!
Wow, so the email time went really fast today and I already have to go but I love you all the MOSTIEST!
Thanks again for all the birthday wishes and I hope you all have a great week!
Sister Hicks

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