Monday, May 26, 2014

My Companion is 9-Toed Sally

May 26, 2014

Wayelll this week was an interesting one, haha. I don't have super much time because Sister Kohtz and I have to head to Recife in half an hour, but I’ll write a quick update. 

This week we worked a bunch. We are trying to have more family home evening activities during the week with members. It's been pretty cool. We set up a family home evening with a family in the ward, and it's their responsibility to invite a nonmember friend, and we also invite our investigators. It's a great way to introduce friends to the church, and members have been giving more and better referrals. Inviting a friend to an activity is so simple, but so effective! And many times it is easier for them to accept an invitation to an activity than a church meeting, though we should invite to both. I challenge you guys this week to prayerfully invite a friend to an upcoming activity, or sacrament meeting. I promise you if you pray and ask, the Lord will put someone in your mind, and will use you as an instrument in His hands. Your friends need what you have! Always invite, even if the invitation isn't accepted right away.

Sooooo Sister Kohtz almost lost a toe this week. She had an ingrown toenail, and had to go to Recife with Sister Fuoco (cuz I didn't know how to get there) to get it removed. They pretty much removed the entire toe. But it's okay because now she has the cool nickname of 9-toed Sally. Her name isn't actually Sally, but 9-toed Sally has a better ring to it than 9-toed Morgen. Okay, so they didn't really chop the toe, but it was seriously almost a surgery, and she can't walk very far now, and can't get water or dirt or anything on her foot. We have to go to Recife 3 times this week to change the dressing, and do a treatment on the toe. Poor thing. She's a trooper, she hardly complains! And Sister Perez and Sister Fuoco have helped a ton, doing mini divisions with us every other day to be able to still visit our investigators. Keep Sister Kohtz in your prayers please! Also Erick. Don't have time to write a ton, but he is so close to baptism, just has some struggles.

I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!

Love, Sister Hicken

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