Week 43 – Teno, Chile

Hey Everyone,

This week has been pretty awesome.  We had changes, and I am still in Teno, but now I am with Elder Buxton.  He’s pretty cool.  He’s from California and he’s got about a year and 2 months in the mission.  I think it’s going to be a pretty good change together.

We’ve been pretty busy.  Right now, we are working with a family who is super good!  It’s actually Marceliano, the guy we contacted in the street, who was drunk, a little while ago.  They are progressing really well.  We actually just got a baptism date with his daughter!!!  It’s so amazing to see the gospel changing their lives.  When we first met and visited them, their house was just a little bit messy, and it wasn’t a good environment.  But now it is really clean, and all three of the family look so good.  Plus, they are reading scriptures, and having family prayer, and coming to church!  They have changed so much and I am so grateful that we have had the opportunity to teach them.  I know for sure that the Lord prepares the people he wants us to teach.  But we will find them on HIS time, not on our time.  So it’s important that we have the hope necessary to be able to always be looking for people and always be praying to know who is ready.

It’s super crazy – I’ve been in the mission for almost a year now, and I am still only in my second sector.  A lot of my friends from my group, the people who came to Chile with me, are going on their third or fourth sector.  But one thing is for sure, everyone is called to a sector for a reason.  Sometimes, I kind of wish that I could go to different sectors to get to know Chile more, or know more missionaries.  But then I am looking back right now, and I feel so grateful for every experience that I have had, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without each sector, companion, etc.

My old comp, Elder Bernal, actually just went home.  He just finished his mission!  That is honestly insane for me.  But it’s like this one hymn, “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord, I’ll say what you want me to say…I’ll be what you want me to be.”  As missionaries, we are only called to do the will of our Father, of God.  So whatever situation comes our way, whatever trial, test — we trust in God that He has a plan.  I love being a missionary so much.  Hope you have a great week.


Elder Halverson


2 thoughts on “Week 43 – Teno, Chile

  1. Look at your sweet boy!! Same sector can be difficult. Excited that he’s with another “gringo”. Love that boy of yours!!




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