Week 66 – Peor es Nada, Chile

Hey guys!

So big news for this week.  We have transfers, and I am leaving.  I am going to Almendrosa in the Santa Cruz district.  I will be heading out tomorrow.  The truth is, I am sad to be leaving Peor es Nada.  It definitely was a bit shock for me that I was leaving.  Elder Smith and I thought that we were going to be together for another change.  When we got the change, I was honestly pretty frustrated.  These past couple weeks have been absolutely fantastic for me.  I was learning a ton, and some of the problems and difficulties I was having were getting better.  I was mad that I would have to leave, just right when stuff was getting all figured out.

Then Elder Smith and I had a long talk, and I did some praying.  I realized that this is not about what I want.  Elder Smith shared 2 Nephi 10:20, 23-24 with me.  I read those scriptures and knew in that moment that I needed to “reconcile myself to the will of God.”  Even though these changes weren’t what I wanted, I have the choice to act in my agency, and make the most of this situation now, as well as the changes to come in my life later on.  I know that we can really ask God what it is that He wants us to do.  He wants us to ask Him, talk to Him – he is our dad.  If we ask for His help, and have a genuine desire to do whatever He asks of us, He will give us the spiritual strength we need.

That’s my attitude right now in the mission.  That is one of the things I am trying to apply to my life.  That is why I love my mission.  There is so much that can be learned and applied, and this is the best opportunity for me to do that.

I love you guys.  Have a great week!

Elder Halverson


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