Sister Melanie Hickman, from Chico California

Sister Melanie Hickman, from Chico California is serving an 18 month mission in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 15: Killing CUCRATCHAS like nobodies business, sweet Sunday!

Hermana Hickman Answers Questions:)
 Do the people of Tuxtla celebrate Easter?  How is it different? Not really..... everything was closed on Friday and Saturday, but nothing else was different.

What do you buy when you go grocery shopping? yogurt, cereal, juice, soup
What is your favorite part of the day? In the night time, the last two hours in the streets talking to people and the last couple of lessons we teach each night. 

What is your favorite thing to teach people? I love to teach the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How is the English class going? I did not teach last week, but I think we are going this week. 

What made you smile? Well I could not believe it when I saw 2 children of a less active family sitting in the front row in the chapel.  I noticed that they were sitting without their mom and when we asked them how they got to church; they replied they walked.  One is 10 and the other is about 8.  Wow what faith! I learned a lot from their sweet examples.
Killing Cuchratchas (cockroaches) like nobodies business!

 Tell us about a time you felt the spirit this week?
This week we had an amazing Sunday. We were waiting at a street corner for a colletivo to pass to go to church and this older lady said, "You guys are missionaries right?" We said...."YES!". She told us that her son was at home and that we should ask him if he wanted to come to church with us. Of course we said ok. She showed us where her house was and introduced us to her son who is 19 years old. We asked him if he wanted to come to church and he said yes. We waited for him to get ready and off we went. Now take into account he has not had any lessons,  he had never met us, but he came to church with us. We got to church late, but when we entered the chapel I could not believe my eyes: our investigator P... was there sitting with a member, a less active family who we have been working with came, and then the young man whose mom we met on the street invited one of his friends. We had a lesson with these two young men last night and found out that they have been going to institute(seminary for adults) and have been reading the Book of Mormon. They know so much, we invited them to be baptised last night and they said they wanted to know more first. I´m hopeful that they will realize that they know enough to enter the waters of baptism because all you need in faith! Needless to say I realized yesterday that this in not my work at all and that God has His hand in His work and He will do what He pleases.
Making dinner?

Where do you write your letter's home? In the street wherever we can find a computer lab or in a compoture shop.

What do you do on preparation days? clean the house... study... sleep . buy food.... and work.

How often do you speak English? pretty much Never

What is the transportation like?  transportation is crazy here and the drivers are a million times crazier then US drivers if you can image that.

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