Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26

Dear Mom,
I can`t send any of the pictures that i have right now... The memory that i have does not let me send them with this computer. 
This week has been great and this morning we have gone to the temple! 
I don`t have much time to write but i wanted to tell you that i learned so much in the temple this morning, I am so greatful for our family.
Thanks mom for sharing with me about what you learned in Church those talks are truly the best,
the ones that really hit us when we need a little bit of help, 
I am so glad that makenna is a cautious driver and i love my mission so much.
I am so sorry for the bad E-mail, It wont happen again.
But i wanted to tell you that the temple was so great this morning, I know that Jesus is the Christ and that only in this plan can we return to him.
Elder Troy Hicks
i wanted you to tell Grandma Abbott that i love her and i am so glad she is getting better. and she better be ready for when i come back for me to give her a big hug!! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19

Dear family
This week has been so great, We have been working so hard, And guess what... we are running every day! for about 20 minutues we are running, to help Elder GarcĂ­a stay in shape of course... Ha 
Also we are still continueing to find more and more people! IT is so great to be a part of this great family that we have.
This week has been so great, We are working so hard here in Belgrano, But we have still do even better. This week we are going to have the baptism of Kevin. I am not sure if I have told you much about him, But for sure he is going ot get baptized this week. Last week he was going to be baptized but his mom 
Also This week we met a lady named Hotty... Pronounced Otti.. and we gave her a Book of Mormon, The next day when we passed by her again and asked her if she read the book of Mormon she said yes... I started reading it to all my patients that i go see in teh hospitla room. We marked 3 nefi 11 AND SHE STARTED READING IT TO THE PEOPLE SHE GOES AND VISITS AT THE HOSPITAL!  It was so crazy. she told us usually she visits 4 people and the day that she recieved the book 13 people came to visit her and after she read the people said WE FEEL BETTER TODAT THAN OTHER DAYS! I know the book of mormon is true and i know it can change peoples lives! If we can use it to help others they will come to the church, It is literally a tool of God to help others see the truthfulness of this gospel.. Why not use it more in daily life and help others iwth it.
AS missionaries here in Belgrano we have started carrying around every where we go. Also HOtty came to church On sunday. After sacrament, she walked out and we had to run her down to see where she was going... haha she told us she was going ot go to her church... we are going ot have to explain authority to her! ha 
All in all we had a great week, And the Lord is protecting us! this week we are gojng to do even better! 
I love the mission!
elder Hicks
Brennan, is going to be 22 soon! and when is Fathers day again is that comng up? ha (=
Also makenna, will you stop growing up so i can see you go on dates when i come back!
I LOVE you all so much, Keep in the fight and we are going to have success go to Christ and we will be protected from Satan! And keep patient because everything the Lord promises comes!!
Elder Troy Hicks

P.S.I only will not be able to send any emails with photos today because my memory is full and my other card is does not send messages. I have tried to upload them but it dosn´t show the photos in the upload box…

       *Troy didn't send any pictures this week but a Mother of one of the Sister Missionaries did!!*

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12

I just wanted to say you are the greatest family ever and I love ALL of you so much!

Dear Family,
I am so gald to have had such a great skype call with you yesterday and i am so glad that we were able to feel the spirit together in each moment, I really enjoyed being able to feel that. Also mom I have written a letter to Grandma Glenda but who else gave me money...? I feel so bad, I forgot who else sent me the money. 
Mom, I am also so happy that you had a great MOther`s day. I was really wishing that yesterday went well.!
I am going to send a couple of pictures to you but I Love you all so much and am so greatful for our eternal family! 
ELder Troy Hicks
1. We ate with some Columbians! and we taught a lesson to them as a family! IT was pretty crazy teaching columbians i am not going to lie.
2. Elder Garcia and I designed are apartment with a map and then we put some picuters up! It went so great

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5

Dear Family,
We have tried so hard this week. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! i hope you havea great one and that you find some way to rest while you are on your special day!! I LOVFE YOU SO MUCH, and i am so glad you recived my letter... but you opened it up early!... but it is okay. (=
1. For skype I am pretty sure we will be skyping around 2-5. I am not sure on the exact time but in that time range I would like to skype. I am not sure how I can log onto Skype it would sure be aprriciated if you could send me the way to log in so we will be able to talk! 
This week has been oretty great. We are working so hard here in Belgrano! 
This week we walked a lot and looked for a lot of people,and we had the opportunity to fast 2 times! Lets just say we are doing all we can to find and to help more people come to church. Monday thorugh Saturday we looked for a lot of members to be able to come to preach with us( In the mission we focus a lot on Lessons with Members! we try to have 20 each week) but nobody had much time to come with us. so we didn{t have as much as we need to have but that is okay because the Lord blessed us for all of our work sunday night.. The last night of the week. We were looking and looking of rmore people to teach and we decided to visit  a recent converts home to be able to see how he is doing and to be able ot ask him and his wife if they need anything. When we arrived we discovered that one of their frineds were at the home and we decided to visit with the friend and with the help of Elder garcia´s great teaching skills( I am not sure how he did it but he taught with some amazing examples to explain the Book of Mormon!) the friend named Eliana accepted to listen and to go to church with the family the next week! It was a great miracle.
With Paola and Kevin we saw Kevin on my Birthday... But he could not go to church he said he was going to go but we passed by Sunday and didn´t wake up.... He told us he wathced some boxing game saturday night. Paola also did not go to churhc but is still reading the book of Mormon!
But we did recieve a referal from a  memebr from a nearby city and started to visit an older woman who is 92 years old named Amanda! she went to church with us with her helper, Named Julia who is from Bpollivia! all in alll, It was a great week, and what makes it even better is that I am with agreat friend and companion Elder Garcia, He literally makes everything fun. 
I love the mission so much , soemtimes it is hard but most of the time it is the best thing ever! especially when you bring a 92 year old woman to church with a member who gave her a ride! The sisters are going to continue teaching Amana here in teh ward because she lives alone and we have sisters in teh ward who can enter into her house easier. Our bishop wants us to give all the woman who liuve by themselves to the sisters. We are going to continue seeing miracles! 
LAest of all, we are still visiting Santo and his family but it has been hard to be ableto have an appointment with them, we are going ot visit them tomorrow!
I really love you all so much and I love this work as a amissionary, I know that the Lord is ALWAYS watching over us, With his angels!
the picutres
1. Me an ELder Sandoval ( Peru) he is in our zone and we just got done playing PING-PONG and well i won... So dad you better prespare yourself to lose...
2. A family that we visited this week, named the family Linares!

3. Us with sister Orthalan, She and her husband and the most obedient people I have met. They are truly an example to me of how we should live the Gospel! They set goal during Family home evening of how many people they want to contact during the week( maybe a good idea mom and dad)=)

I love to hear that the Stake is growing so much! What is your calling right now Dad? and how is your Missionary work going?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Elder Hicks!

I ate with the prez moran family today, I'm havin a great bday love you (: