Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

We were able to Skype with Dallin this morning! It was so great to see him and hear how he's doing. Today the missionaries were Skype-ing with their families and then they were going to teach later. All the missionaries were able to have a Christmas dinner at their Mission President's house and he said it was delicious! Dallin said he was interested to see what Christmas would be like in the mission field and he said of course it's different but in a good way. He said he's been studying a lot about the Atonement lately and encouraged us to study more on the Atonement as well. His testimony is growing and it's great to see that. He wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Temple Visit

First off, I apologize for not sending an email last week or updating the blog...Dallin's email last week was so brief and about 4 sentences long, he didn't have new things to say. This week's email isn't much different. We will have to discuss this issue more when we talk to him next week for Christmas :)
Dallin was able to go to the El Salvador temple for the first time and really loved it. It is such a gorgeous temple. Also a couple scary moment this week, he was in his first earthquake! I'm guessing it wasn't a very large earthquake, thank goodness. One day when they were on the bus, 3 men got on the bus with guns!!! Dallin didn't realize what was happening and their stop was coming up so he just said to one of the gunman "excuse me, I need to get off here." In the meantime, his companion jumped off the bus while it was still moving! Glad to hear they're both ok.
They are having success with baptisms and said they baptized a man named Paolo and they also have a few more baptisms this week.
Enjoy the pictures...

                                At Paolo's baptism

                                The mini Christmas tree we sent him!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Cold Front in El Salvador

Dallin says a "cold front" him, it's still just perfect weather but the folks of El Salvador think its freezing. As he put it, "everyone is acting like the sky just dumped 10 feet of snow, everyone is freezing and has snow gear on. Im just walking like normal." They love the heat!
Elder Hazelgren gave the noche de hogar (family night) lesson to his ward. He said it went very well! He also taught the English class for the week.
With Dallin becoming a trainer last week, he got his first "greenie." He is from El Salvador and has been called to serve in Peru. His companion is waiting for his visa so in the mean time, Dallin is training him.
We hope we get to hear about some great Christmas experiences he might have this month!