Dallin celebrated New Years by eating what's called "panes con pollo." (bread with chicken). He said that's what everyone eats for New Years and he loves them and ate way too many! He ate 6 of them and he said most people eat 2! Poor guy made himself sick and had to stay home the next day.
Speaking of food, Dallin came up with a cool analogy to explain prayer. He compared prayer to Pizza Hut saying we need to be specific on what we order; we don't know when the "pizza" will get there but we know it will. I really liked this analogy and think it was probably easy for the investigators to understand.
It's so awesome to hear how Dallin is strengthening his testimony and on Sunday he said he studied for 10 hours! In the scriptures we've heard of several instances where prophets have prayed or studied for long periods of time and I always thought how difficult that would be. It's kind of neat to hear about Dallin having those experiences where he gets so immersed in studying the words of God.
We asked Elder Hazelgren how often he has zone conferences and interviews with his Mission President and he said he has each every 3 months. They overlap so every 1.5 months he is having one or the other.
Dallin challenged us to read Mosiah 1:5-7. These verses are talking about the importance of the scriptures and how we can know of their surety by studying them diligently.
Here is a picture of panes con pollo...