January 27, 2014
Hello all! This will have to be a quick one today. I’ll write more next week.
Vitoria and Rayza are going out of town this week, and will have to be baptized the week after :( But they’re doing well. Please continue to pray for them! They are almost ready!
We’ve been knocking on a lot of doors this week, trying to find new people to teach. It’s weird how many times we’ll teach someone new and find out they already know someone from the church or went to church a few years ago. When we do our part, the Lord helps us find those who are prepared.
Sister Fortes is fantastic. It’s been kind of a rough week, but she’s super enthusiastic and focused, and also she’s hilarious. I’m teaching her English, and she’s teaching me Portuguese. It’s great!
Love you all and talk to you soon! Sorry this was so short! :( I’ll write more next week.
P.S. Mom and Dad, if you’ve never heard the soundtrack to the Lamb of God, look it up. It is fantastic. Especially the song Here is Hope.
Answers to Questions From Sister Hicken's Siblings
Nate- Here they don’t celebrate St. Patricks Day or Independence Day or Thanksgiving. But they have Carnival, which is a weeklong party, and Sao Joao which is another celebration in June.
Emma- They have Valentines Day I think, but it’s just for couples. We’ll work like normal!
Laura- The funny t-shirts I got mostly from Delia’s, a store that they only have in Twelve Oaks Mall :) You can look it up online and see all the fun t-shirts.
Rachel- There is just the Recife temple in my mission. We’re really lucky because many missions don’t have a temple. The mission office is in Recife.
Love you all and I am so proud of you! :)Sister Hicken