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


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