Monday, April 27, 2015

April 20, 2015

Dallen spent most of this week traveling. The first part of the week to Argentina for a leadership meeting with all the zone leaders and mission president (He was asked to speak at this meeting as well) And then later in the week to Asuncion Paraguay for paperwork. He was able to see the Temple while there which he loved. The week of traveling was spent with lots of missionaries, his companion Elder Olerton and his cousin Elder Thomas which was really nice for them to get to visit during the long bus rides!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

Hello all!!!!! This week was another amazing week! We did a lot of
traveling for transfers so for the first part of the week we were not in
our area. We got to our area on Thursday, and we have new elders in
our area now! One is an American named Elder Farnsworth and other is a
Paraguayan named Elder Cano! As we let them loose in their area, we
got a call like 2 hours later saying that they were lost. haha so we
left and went to help them and we went and visited a lot of members so
that they could get to know them! That night we had a branch night and
we watched a movie which was great and the elders got to know some
more members! On Friday we worked a little in our area and taught some
recent converts! The thing that we are really trying to focus on now
it the less actives. we have been thinking that God has blessed us by
giving us so many baptisms and people that just fall in our hands to
teach. We are also thinking that he wants us to focus on the less
actives because even though we are baptizing, the church isn't growing
like it should. So on Saturday, we went to the president of the
branch's house and asked him for more less actives, and we got like 5
new families! By that time it was a little late to go and find them
but at least we have more now! On Sunday we had 58 in church and we
had a good amount of men there for the priesthood! We were super happy
about that!! Also we were happy that there were a few less actives
that i didn't know, that just showed up at church! and 2 new
investigators that i didn't know! Man we were happy!!! We finished the
day by teaching the MTC class for the youth and we talked about
testimonies and how a testimony doesn't have to be something very
profound. We can have a testimony about a certain principle in the
gospel. The thing is that when we share our testimony with others, we
need to do it with sincerity so that the spirit touches theirs hearts!We then traveled here to Encarnacion and I am with Elder Thomas!!!Soooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!! I love you guys soooo much and please be safe this week!!!!!!!!

April 5, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

March 30, 2015

March 23, 2015

Hola!! I love you guys so much! Thank you for the birthday song! I admit I shed some tears! We had a great week at church again! We gave talks today mine was on how we need to love others by Dallin Oaks from his last conf. talk. We had a good week this past week too! We worked with and talked with our investigators all went well with them and there interviews! My companion was a very sick this week so he needed to get some rest, he may have strep throat and I gave him a blessing. He is feeling a little better today. Thursday we went to Brazil!! Wow it is so nice and clean there!!! It has rules and laws like the US like wearing seat belts, helmets and no talking on phone while driving. It was so nice, our investigators were so happy to have us there. We sent a message to the president because there are alot of people interested in the church there and there are 12 members in the area we were in but there is no church building close to them. Hopefully we can get some missionaries in that area soon!! Saturday we had a baptism, we have been so blessed here, I know I say that every week but it is soo true, we have found some amazing people that are so excited about the church! Next week we will have another baptism! The Brazilian restaurant couple love us coming in and teaching them as well, they are going to come to church and they feed us so well, they are the most humble people I know! They get so excited to hear us speak in English and teach them some words. On my birthday, it was a great day, I got a lot of calls from missionaries here and the people from the ward too! One family made me my favorite food here and the best cake ever!!! They have another gift for me on Tuesday! My comp burned a pair of pants today for his 18 month mark on the mission!! People thought we were crazy and that was funny! Thank you for everything! I feel your love and support you are my inspiration!! Stay safe I love you all soo much!! You are the best! Tell people to write me!!!