Lima, Peru Temple

Lima, Peru Temple

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

Man this conference was really good. I really like this one line that Elder Uchtdorf said in his talk during the priesthood session where he talked about not falling into our habits and he told a story of him and President Monson were touring and old plane and he instinctively grabbed the throttle and Monson said, "Deiter, don’t even think about it!" It was so funny and we all started cracking up. This conference went too fast but that’s because I think I was paying more attention and taking notes. The Americans all watched in another room in English, though. And we only had the dad from the family we are working with show up for like 10 minutes to see Monson’s talk Sunday morning because he was the van driver for our branch. The Peruvians here don’t really grasp the importance of General Conference. They all showed up for one session and just went home. Also the family we are working with is doing well. They all believe in the Book of Mormon and they are praying about it still. The mom said it would be really beautiful if their whole family could be baptized together but they want to make sure the husband wants to do it too. That’s basically all that’s holding them back though. We found a few new people to teach, one is an old man who speaks mainly Kechawa and so he couldn’t really understand me very much but he accepted our message really well and we are going to give him a Kechawa Book of Mormon.

Also the beginning of this week was Elder Nicholl’s birthday and they have a funny tradition here when it’s your birthday where they smash eggs on your head and smash your face in the cake. We also did divisions this week and I was in charge of my sector for the day and it was pretty fun and I think I did pretty good because we had 3 lessons, 2 with less actives and 1 with an investigator. I also made a few appointments with people. But all’s well here. I hope you guys are doing well and just working hard. 

Love Elder Halverson

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