Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Last Email!!!

Well... the time has come!! we have another baptism tomorrow!!! my last day. I actually won't be in the area to see Cecilia get baptized because I leave fo the mission home in the morning and she is getting baptized in the afternoon.
I love you all and I will see you on Wednesday!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last Pictures!!

Letter from March 12

Another great week in the mission!! We had another baptism yesterday and the spirit was so strong. I will send pictures. We just got back from marrying another family as well today. Things are going great. We have another baptism this next week on Tuesday but the sad thing is that I leave the area that morning. I am going to see if president will give me permission to go to the baptism that night. I am pretty sure he is going to let me.
I love you all so much and I can't wait to see you!! do you all know when I am getting home and everything? If not, this is your last chance for any questions because I only have next Monday to write.
See you soon!!! Jesus Lives!!!!

Letter from March 5

I don't really know what to say. I can't even begin to tell you all what I am feeling right now. I am excited, nervous, sad, happy, and so much more. I love you so much.
In about an hour I will be heading to a huge market place that is filled with mexican art. I want to get you all a little something.
I love you and I love my God !!!

Letter from February 27

Things are goin great here. We just had another baptism yesterday and it was amazing. I will send pictures. Well... these are my last few weeks. I can't believe how fast time has gone. I can't wait to see you all and tell you all about the amazing stories here in the mission.
Sorry for the short letter. We are running short on time today. I love you all!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Letter from Feb 20 - Four Weeks Left!!!

Well... thinks are going great!!! I love my new area and the people here are amazing. We just had two baptisms this last weekend. One was a sixteen year old girl named Arielle and the other was a little girl named Brenda. I will send pictures. The two services were great. This is the best ward I have had yet in the mission. It looks like I will be baptizing another four or five in these last weeks. It is so great to just go to work with all the experience and all the faith that I have been able to gain these last two years. I wish I could start over knowing what I know now.
We went to Teotihuacan today which was pretty fun. Teotihuacan are these huge ruins just north of the city. I will send pictures.
I can't even begin to tell you all how thankful I am to God for all of you. These have been the best two years FOR my life!! I know that Christ lives. I love you all!!
Elder Ricks
ps. So I don't know if it would be a big deal, but as a homecoming gift I only want/need one thing..... NEW SCRIPTURES in english. I have a new way of marking my scriptures and I am dying to start with the scriptures in english. And I would like big ones like Dad's. Not the normal small ones. Big ones!!!! haha Love you