Week 9 – Doñihue, Chile

What’s up, ya’ll?!

This last week seriously has gone so fast.  I can’t believe I’ve been out here for three weeks!  Just crazy.

This week has been great though.  On Tuesday, we went on companion exchanges because my comp is the district leader.  It was cool.  I was with Elder Dominguez for a day.  He’s a great dude.  I learned a lot of things from him.  We went to an investigator’s house and we shared with her the Family Proclamation.  It was amazing.  I talked more during this lesson than I have ever talked.  The spirit was so strong, and I shared my testimony on families, and I think she could feel the spirit, as well.

Spanish is also continuing to improve.  It really helps having a native speaker as a comp because I can really hone in on the right way to speak.  I told him that since he is helping me with Spanish, I will teach him English.  It’s pretty funny because the only English he really knows is songs and cuss words, ha ha.  But we’re both getting better every day.

I also had a new food this week.  It’s called “mote con huesillo” (pictures below).  What it is pretty much is this sugary, sweet drink with these oat/wheat things and cow’s…well, you can probably guess…testicle.  I tried the liquid, and it was actually pretty good.  Then my comp made me try the other “thing” in it.  It was horrible.  I only took a small bite, but it was so nasty!  One of the worst things ever, LOL.

We also saw this nasty tarantula!  Luckily, it was dead, but when I saw it, I was freaking terrified!  I know, I’m such a pansy when it comes to spiders.  I’m just hoping that I don’t find any in the apartment.

But it’s all good here.  It’s getting pretty hot, too.  It’s not horrible, but just riding bikes all day makes it burning!

Well, thank you everybody.  Love you all!  Have a great week!

Elder Halverson


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