Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

Dallin said he and his companion were going to play soccer today on Memorial Day. He was very happy :) He is doing well despite the danger in El Salvador. He said all the missionaries have to be in a lot sooner, 6 pm to be exact, because of the danger surrounding the areas where the missionaries are. Of course hearing that is scary but he has reassured us he is safe. We know the Lord is looking out for his missionaries.
They are doing conference calls with the District Leaders to higher the number of investigators. He said those calls seem to be helping and Dallin and his companion had 8 investigators at church on Sunday! They recently started visiting with a lady named Gladys who has had missionaries over for the last 20 years so he is hoping that this time around will be the time when she commits to baptism. She came to church on Sunday so he is hopeful. They have another baptism lined up for a guy who has been struggling with the Word of Wisdom. Dallin is excited about this one. This guy's name is Dyckson and he is getting married next month and baptized shortly after that.
We are so proud of Dallin and his efforts to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to he people of El Salvador.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Like I mentioned last week, Dallin is in a very dangerous area. He mentioned two specific occurrences that happened this week where he and his companion were protected from dangerous and sad situations. He is very grateful for those people who as he said "are worthy enough of the spirit to help out the dumb elders." We are grateful as well that Dallin continues to be safe. It's comforting to know that he feels ok with the situations and knows he'll be safe.
Their stake a talent show and the missionaries got permission to go. He really enjoyed it. Each ward did a talent. He sent a picture of the little girls in his ward doing a dance. (the picture is pretty blurry, sorry.) We are always so happy to hear from Dallin even if it's telling us how scary his area is!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

It was so good to talk to Dallin on Mother's Day! He is doing really well and looks good and happy. He Skyped us from a member's home. She is his cocinera which is basically their chef. He said she makes them really good food! Dallin's companion is from the Dominican Republic and asked us to speak to him in English so he can learn it better! Dallin really enjoys his companion. They get along really well. The work is progressing in El Salvador and Dallin is so grateful for that. He did say they are in a dangerous area but feels blessed that they haven't had any problems. Dallin's Spanish is coming along so great! He has a slight Hispanic accent :) He doesn't think he does but its cool to see him working so hard to speak the language so fluently. His mission is getting a new mission president in July. He is from Guatemala. Dallin said the new president and his wife are actually moving to El Salvador very soon so he can "learn the ropes" a little sooner and see how things  have been going. Dallin bore his testimony to us in Spanish. He speaks the language so quickly, just like a native! It was awesome to hear his testimony even though most of us didn't understand a lot of it. We are so grateful for Dallin and his example.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Zone Pictures

Dallin didn't say too much this week since he'll be calling home on Mother's Day. He sent a few pictures of his zone and said he is doing well! I'll update on Sunday after we talk to him.