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, August 4, 2014

Week 30: 134 Contacts this Week, High School Spanish Teacher Wouldn't Recognize Me!

Did you stay or go?  if you are going...where are you going and who is your companion going to be? Nothing changed

Did you find any new investigators this week?  If so how did you contact them and did they come to church? We found a couple of people, but it is going to be a struggle to get them to church... we contacted 134 people this week!

Share 5 things that made you happy this week:
1. Another older man called me Sister Jicama.
2. When the sister in our ward couldn't feed us and we tried to make something in our house but it turned out gross.
3. Wednesday in the temple (story is yet to come).
4. The Family home evening we had with L.. y C... this week.
5. Finishing the Isaiah chapters in the Book of Mormon. 

What is one thing that you will teach me to cook when you get home?  What is your favorite Mexican food?   beans, rice, and a chicken with vegetable dish that is amazing!

When you are contacting everyday are you knocking on doors or just walking the streets? It is a Mexico mission rule that we can not knock on doors so the work in million times harder.....

What is the hardest thing about being a missionary?  Being extremely tired and trying stay awake when your companion is talking during lessons. 

 What is the BEST thing about being a missionary? Feeling the Lord work through you. Yesterday I was sitting in church and could not help but be grateful that I could understand Spanish.

Best lesson this week? We left the church on Sunday and I felt like we needed to ask a brother to go with us to visit but we left without asking ... but because Heavenly Father has his hand in the work the brother passed by again and I asked him to visit with us. He said yes and it turned out that the investigator and the brother are friends from forever ago. 

If your high school Spanish teachers could hear your Spanish now what do you think they would say?  They would say that she is not my student Melanie Hickman because Melanie did not know anything about Spanish.... and she never pronounced anything right. 

Ok so everyone asked about the temple....   C.... had an amazing experience. He is the older man that has been a member for 7 months. We helped him find and prepare the names of his wife and mom to take to the temple. I invited him to pray before he went to the temple so that he could feel the presence of them and he said ok but thought I was crazy that he would be able to feel them in the temple. Well it turns out that he got to not only feel the presence of his wife and mom but he said he saw them and that they talked together for a long time...... He told us later that it was like when we will return home to our family and how excited we will feel he said I feel the same way in the temple. How special right? I told him that in January of this next year I will return to go through the temple with him for the name of his wife or mom.... he is so excited!
I love you all !

Hermana Hickman

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