Week 11 – Doñihue, Chile

Sup, Amigos!

I can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas (Wooooo!!!!)  It’s great though because we’re able to teach and focus on Christ.  The new video that the church came out with is awesome.  It’s such a great tool to use to be able to transition into our lessons.  The video is called Light the World.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I would highly recommend it.  It’s just a short little video about Christmas, but it’s really powerful.

This week,  one of the elders in my house, Elder Thomson, got a “Bop It” toy from his parents.  We are all obsessed with it, ha ha.  It’s like the only game that we have, so to us it’s like the funnest thing ever.  My comp especially loves it.  This little toy has voices and phrases that it says when you win or lose, so my comp says them all the time, ha ha.  Like last night, I was just about to fall asleep, then I heard, “Bop It to start!”  He was playing it at like 11:30!  It was pretty funny.

My comp, Elder Llavilla is awesome though.  We’re always joking around with each other.  Like the other day, the other elders in our house were on exchanges with their district leader.  And while he was here, he thought we actually had problems because we were always roasting each other and teasing.  But that’s just who we are.  At the same time, we both work really hard, and he pushes me to be the best I can be.  He’s helping me a lot with Spanish, and I am helping him with English.  I think the most helpful thing is his lack of English because I really have to immerse myself in Spanish.  It’s been great.  I’ve learned a lot.

This past week, I’ve gained a better testimony of following the spirit.  I’ve only been out here for about a month, but during this time, I’ve learned so much about the importance of it.  God gives us little promptings or feelings that we need to act on.  Sometimes it’s a door to knock on or a scripture to share.  This is how my comp has been showing me how to teach – through the spirit.  Our job as missionaries is to help show our investigators how to have real experiences with the Holy Ghost – because investigators gain a knowledge and a testimony through this, not through us.  And it’s so powerful for me because I don’t have a perfect knowledge, but God does.  And if we have faith in him, He will help us with whatever troubles and difficulties we have.

Thanks, ya’ll.  I hope and pray you are all good.  Have a merry Christmas!


Elder Halverson


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