Monday, November 25, 2013


Well Elder Hazelgren has been made a trainer! He is very excited about that but also a little nervous since he just finished his own training. He will be a great trainer. They had another baptism this week. Dallin has asked us to pray for his recent converts because several of them are having a hard time staying active in the LDS church and want to go back to their previous religion if they had one. Also, the new rule of only having 30 min to write emails is actually from the Area Seventy over Latin America. We are pretty disappointed we get short emails from him and we understand that now most of you won't be getting the weekly email from him. He does receive letters in about two weeks and it takes about that long to get letters from him, so writing him might be a good way to hear from him individually if you'd like. His address is on the right hand side. He included lots of pictures this week!

                                 Classic Dallin face...the guy on the left is the recent convert

                                        Seaside Mariachi Band

Monday, November 18, 2013

Interesting Week

Dallin had several interesting things happen this week. The first one being helping a couple whose marriage was suffering. He said the husband is younger than he is and they have one child. He said they were able to help this couple and hopefully they can strengthen their marriage. He said they were able to go to a lake in El Salvador, he took pictures but wasn't able to send them due to lack of time. (Hopefully we get them soon!) They met the founder of Karate! He is from El Salvador and speaks English. It sounds like they were able to give him a missionary lesson and Dallin was able to teach it in English. On Sunday they had two baptisms so they had to start filling the font on Saturday night. They began filling it at 6:30 and went back at 9:00 to check it and the whole church was flooded!! Dallin knelt down in the only dry spot in the church and prayed for a miracle. He said when they came back the next morning at about 5:00 am, the water problem was resolved. A tender mercy of the Lord. The two baptisms were teenage boys who are dying to serve missions! They use Dallin's missionary badge and reverse roles a little and pretend Dallin is the investigator :) It is so fun hearing about all these great experiences.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Dallin said they get new investigators often but have trouble keeping some of the new investigators to keep lesson times. Also, a few of their recent converts are struggling to stay active in the church. Dallin said three of their new investigators are teenage boys who want the priesthood so bad!
He said they've started contacting more people just on the streets so they can get more people to hear their message.
Elder Gallegos and Elder Hazelgren were able to help an investigator re-do his flooring. Most people in El Salvador have just dirt floors, but Dallin said they put concrete in this man's house.
Dallin is doing great and is such a good example. He is very excited about sharing the gospel and its great to hear that excitement in his emails each week.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Great Enthusiasm

Due to the time constraints for emails now, Dallin just wrote a quick email to our family and sent some pictures. He is doing great and sounds really happy. He's very enthusiastic about spreading the gospel which is a great example for all of us. He said he practically makes his companion run to every appointment! Dallin was able to make his first pupusa this week. He said his first convert is who taught him how to make pupusas and she couldn't stop laughing at him because "gringos" aren't very good at making pupusas :)

                                          How Dallin spent his Halloween...
                                          Eating with members in his area