Week 90 – Curico, Chile

This week was pretty great.

We have been working really hard with our investigatores, Vitalia and Rodrigo. They are super great. Vitalia is going to be baptized this SATURDAY!!!!!!! We are super pumped. Rodrigo, her son, still has some doubts, so we are still working with him, but Vitalia is super great.

Also this week we had intercambios. I went with Elder Garcia, who is my SON (or rather I was his trainer, or first companion, in the mission, but in mission slang it’s said father and son) and I went with him to his sector, which is a little pueblito that’s called Licanten. It was great. We pretty much just contacted all day. Then the next morning we woke up early, and went to a GYM that they have there. I have no clue how this tiny little sector has a dope gym but it did, so we went to work out. It was soooo dope!!! I am so pumped to lift weights after the mish. I am pretty weak, honestly, but I didn’t do as bad as I thought I would, ha ha. I’m gonna get swole when I get back tho.

Also we have changes tomorrow. The good news is I’m staying here in Bombero Garrido again!!! But sadly Elder Perry is leaving and going to Pichilemu to finish his mish. My new comp is going to be Elder Ramos. He is from the Philippines. I don’t really know much about him, but he has like a year in the mission. I’ve heard good things about him tho, so I’m pumped, but for sure bummed to send Perry off. We had a really great change together, and he was for sure one of my favorite comps.

Anyways, that’s about it. Love ya’ll. Have a great week.

Elder Halverson

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Week 88 – Curico, Chile

This week was great!!!

We had zone conference this week. It was good. We talked about revelation and the Holy Ghost. We studied a lot from President Nelson’s talk about revelation. I was really inspired.  I bought a prayer journal to write down things I feel after I pray, and it really has helped a lot!!  I feel a lot more the influence of the holy ghost now.

It’s still super cold here in Chile. But the worst is now it’s raining!!! Classic chilean winter, but I’m going hard. I heard a quote from the bishop of an elder in my zone that said “the last 6 months of your mission are when you really earn the hot wife points!” That has definitely been my motivation, ha ha! But we’re still working hard.

I love Elder Perry.  He is a stud. We’re really good friends, plus we work hard together. He goes home next change so I hope we stay together one more change, so I can kill him (that’s mission slang for being his last comp before he goes home).

Anyways, the mish is dope!!! I’m loving it here. Have a great week. Love ya’ll

Elder Halverson

Week 87 – Curico, Chile

This is my start. I’m gonna go hard on the letters. I’ll start doing voice recordings for you too.

So I guess to start off, I ONLY HAVE 3 MONTHS LEFT!!! Lowkey, I’m a little trunky, ha ha. Ever since the mother’s day call, I’m definitely excited to see you guys and start life, but you also better believe that I’m gonna bust my butt these last three months. I’m going home with no regrets.

Elder Perry and I are great, also. I feel like we’re doing great together. Even though we’re both old in the mission, we’re working hard and getting some success, so it’s great. He dies next change so I bet he stays here and I go. Then I bet I’ll stay wherever I go for my last two changes, then I’ll head home. I’m fine with that. I kinda want to bajar as zone leader. It’s been good, I enjoy it, but I would like to be district leader one more time. I realize that I actually like teaching the district class every week, plus as zl there’s a lot of verification and extra things to stress about. But I find dl is simple, but cool. I wouldn’t even mind being just a normal missionary.

We watched the devotional from Pres Nelson last night. I loved it. I was super impressed. I really love Pres Nelson. I don’t really remember too much about the transition from Hinckley to Monson, but I really am loving the transistion to Nelson. He is just a stud. I think honestly he’s already my favorite profeta. I love the invitations he did to the youth. I hope HANNAH is involved in those!!! He really is trying to help the members of the church.

We’re pretty pumped about the upcoming baptisms with Vitalia and Rodrigo. We have a couple other peeps with baptismal dates, but we’re still not 100 percent sure with them. Vitalia and Rodrigo are for sure, but we have 2 others that we’re not sure. I’ll let you know as we get closer. Hopefullly they get dunked too.

We’ve been trying to get into good shape for when we come home, too.  We have a couple buckets filled with cement and we have made our own ghetto weights, lol.  It’s fun.

Anyways, I hope this was an improvement. I’m going to continue improving these next couple weeks but just know that I love you and I’ll be praying specifically for you, Mami. Strength this week for you all.

I love you,

Elder Halverson

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Week 85 – Curico, Chile

Hey guys,

This week has been great.  It was week one of the new change, and it was a great start.  We had a little zone meeting where we set goals and plans for the change.  That was fun, then the next day we went to Consejo de Mision, that was up in Rancagua.  It was pretty solid.  I got to see a bunch of my friends.  That was an all day thing.  We got back at like 10:30 at night.

We also taught these really dope investigators named Vitalioa and Rodrigo.  They are really great!  They are fechal bautismales for mid June and they’re really progressing a lot.  We’re really excited about that.  We didn’t teach hardly any lessons to investigators, it was a ton of menos activo lessons.  But we’re trying to get the ward more involved to hep us with that.

Anyway, that’s how the week is going.  Elder Perry and I are doing super great.  I love this guy!  Really hard worker.  He’s from Draper, Utah.  We’re definitely getting along great.  We have some bold goals for this change, so I’m pumped to just keep going.  The one thing that does stink is that it’s so cold now!  Winter is coming and here in Chile it is pitch black by six o’clock.  We see our breath every morning in our house when we wake up as there is no heat or insulation.  And it just keeps getting colder!

Anyway, that’s about it.  Hope ya’ll have a good week!

Chao,

Elder Halverson