Hermana Tycksen was called to the TEXAS LUBBOCK MISSION, spanish speaking. She began her mission on April 22, 2015. She is currently serving in Carlsbad, NM.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The wonders of the mission

Hello my dear family!

My, how the days fly by!

       This week was a little slow, but fast at the same time. How does that work???
On Monday we went out to the McCutcheon's ranch for a few hours. It was so fun! It was relaxing (well, there were three little boys running around) and the spirit that is in members' homes is amazing. That was the best part for me. 

        We had an investigator drop us Monday night. :( It was really sad, but Sister Russell and I had both been feeling like it was going to happen. He wouldn't keep his commitments and so he just wasn't progressing. She was pretty disheartened that night. She had so much hope for him.
The next morning, I felt motivation to do the work like never before. I strongly felt like we were going to find a new investigator that day. During companion study, Sister Russell shared with me an experience she had during personal study: she was praying about finding new investigators and she saw this house in her mind. It was white and it had a big tree out front. We laughed about it and were like "wouldn't that be crazy if...?"  So we went on our way. We were picking up trash in a field near our apartment when this guy (probably in his late 30s-40s) pulls over and asks us what we're doing. We said "We're picking up trash! We're missionaries and we love to do service." He pulled into a parking lot nearby and we got to talk to him for a little bit. He told us about his family and how they attended church and three of them had just been baptized. We asked if we could come share a message later that day, he said sure. So, we go to the street and we're walking down, talking to people, and I see a white house with a tree out front. We look up his address, and sure enough, it's his house. We were thunderstruck. We met his wife and two of his kids, but we haven't been able to share a message quite yet. I was amazed. Faith and obedience truly work wonders.

        And one more update, Lizeth's baptismal date has been pushed back a couple weeks. We want to make sure that we're not rushing her and that she truly does know that the gospel is true.
Also, I was a little sick this week. No worries, it's nothing serious, just stomach bug type things.
But the miracle is that despite the time we had to take for me to get better, the Lord more than made up for it on the days that we were out and about. :) He takes care of His missionaries.

I love you all and I hope you're having a great day!!

Love, Sister Tycksen

Green jello we made for a Relief Society dinner

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