Week 29 – Doñihue, Chile


This week was pretty sweet.  On Wednesday, we had the Chile census.  What that means is that basically on this day, we stay in our house until someone comes and “census” us, then we can do whatever.  Unfortunately, no one came!  We waited all day until 6:30 or so, then we just said screw it and left.  Apparently, the last time Chile did a census was 15 years ago, and what I heard is that the people who were doing the census just got lazy and started making up numbers for the houses they were supposed to visit.  I guess that kind of happened again with us, lol.

It was pretty boring that day.  We just studied and chilled until we left.  I also tried to make cinnamon rolls that day, but they rose too much, so we just called it cinnamon roll cake, ha ha.  It was still pretty good.

We also went on interchanges, too.  It was good.  I went with Elder Last, the zone leader, to Baguelana, in the city Rancagua.  It was pretty fun.  It’s funny, the accent in the city is a lot easier to understand, ha ha.  But it was fun to talk to a gringo.  He is a little goofy, but he’s super funny.  We went to the house of one of their investigators, and they had these sick katana swords.  They were so cool!  Chase, you would have loved them!

I am trying to continue to learn a ton, even in the most simple ways.  There’s a scripture in 2 Corinthians 2:14 that says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”  This scripture reminds me that everyone can have the influence of Jesus.  Everyone has the light of Christ with them.  The positive influence that we can have on people and our desire to serve and love others is how we can come to know Christ better and “his knowledge by us in every place.”

I love you guys.  Thank you for what you’ve done for me and for others.  I know Christ walked this earth.  I know he died for us and he knows each of us personally.  I know he lives now as our Lord and Savior.

Have a great week!


Elder Halverson


Week 28 – Doñihue, Chile

Hey All,

This past week was solid.  Nothing really super crazy happened.  Overall, it was pretty good.

Last P-Day, we played Quiddich!  It was so fun.  We played on the church soccer/basketball court in Rancagua.  Also, I bought a onesie the other day of Sully from Monsters, Inc.  I wore that to play, lol.  Elder Viola wore his Pikachu onesie.  It was tons of fun.

Also, we had a zone conference, too.  It was really good.  We talked about the restoration, as well as things we are going to focus on as a mission.  Some of the things Presidente talked about was working more with members.  It was fun.

Anyway, things are going really good here.  I love it.

Have a good week!

Elder Halverson


Week 26 – Doñihue, Chile

Hello from the oooother siiiidee!

This past week was awesome.  We had our interviews with President Harris.  That guy is great.  We kind of just talked about the mission and stuff, and how it’s all going.  He also gave me some advice, too.  Overall, it was good.

General conference also happened, too.  It was so amazing.  We went to the church to watch it.  Overall, it was good, but the connection to the satellite broadcast was pretty bad.  It cut in and out a few times on us, so we missed a few of the talks.  But I was strengthened and I learned a lot from our great apostles.  I am so grateful that we have modern day revelation from God through our prophets.  And I know as we listen and apply their words to our lives, we will be more happy, and feel closer to God.

Love you guys.  Have a great week!


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