Week 21 – Doñihue, Chile

Helloooooo America!

This week was pretty cool.  So this week my comp and I killed some chickens!  We had a service project with one of the members who owns chickens.  We had to kill and prep five chickens!  It was awesome!  We snapped their necks and then we picked out all the feathers and gutted them.  It was super cool!  Then the next day we had lunch with him and ate them!  They were pretty good!  Overall, it was a ton of fun.

I also got a haircut!  At the bus station, they have a bunch of little haircut places.  We went to one and I just pointed to a picture of a normal haircut, but she pulls out the clippers and just goes crazy.  What she ended up giving me was what I call a “soccer boy” haircut.  Super short on the sides and longer on the top.  It looks pretty interesting, ha ha.  Overall, it isn’t horrible, it just looks kind of funny.  I threw some pictures in for you to see.

Things are going pretty good in the work.  Bernal and I have been really focusing this week on serving the members here.  Like we helped one member kill chickens and we’re helping another member fix up a new fence.  Things have been going slow with the progression of our investigators, so we figured that we could help the members and become closer to them, in the hopes that they could help us with missionary work.  Because, really, members are the best missionaries.  It’s something that I never really thought about until I got out here, but the desires of the branch or ward really determine the success of missionary work.  As missionaries, it’s something that I need to think about more and focus on.

Have a great week!

Elder Halverson


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