Monday, August 25, 2014

Zone Conference

Dallin was asked to conduct a zone conference this week with Elder Ochoa of the Seventy present. He was a little nervous at first but said he did a great job.
The new area he is in is seeing progress. When he got to that area, it hadn't seen success so Dallin is happy to see things changing. They have a lot of new investigators and we pray they all can come unto Christ. 
On p-day they were able to have some fun and play volleyball, water games and have fun with an obstacle course. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Trying Times

This is right from Dallin's email this week...
"This week was a little difficult, we had many troubles finding people to teach and we faced so many rejects this week. Wow, I got knocked down again and again and again and again. But that day really taught me something, I actually didn't get mad at the people, I really improved in my patience that's for sure. And I'm learning how Christ loved the people that rejected him. Yea its hard, but at the end of the day I felt really good with how the day went down. So another day, we couldn't find anyone, I told my comp we were gonna pray in the street. So we did, continued getting rejected, continued trying our patience, but after a couple hours we finally found a family. the dad, Douglas, is super positive and he is inviting his whole family to listen to us. Also, later on, we found another family that are strong Catholics. we taught them, the lesson went good, we left. but then we passed by like an hour later, and they were all reading the pamphlet still! haha wow, so maybe they will progress, we will go back today!
Last p-day, we had a lot of games with the Zone, it went way good, everyone got rid of the idea that the ZLs are garbage, because the other 2 that got kicked out before me were really, really bad. anyway, we regained their confidence and the zone is really doing great! We also had our zone conference, baked cookies for each elder and everyone had a good time at the conference. The zone is really doing good in unity!"
Enjoy a few pics...
                           Missionary cookie
                                   His new zone

Friday, August 15, 2014


Elder Hazelgren got transferred this week. He is in an area called Soyapango. He also has a new companion names Elder Morales from Ecuador. The previous zone leaders in this area got taken out because they weren't doing as they should so Dallin is training a new zone leader. He also said a few areas in his zone had missionaries taken out so they are trying to "revamp" the area and have honorable missionaries serving there. Elder Morales and Elder Hazelgren are working to get more baptisms in this area. He is excited for this challenge.

                       Elder Morales
                    These two families will be baptized soon ^^
                     Returned Missionaries in Montecarmelo

Monday, August 4, 2014

Spiritual Experience

This week Elder Hazelgren had a cool spiritual experience and so I'm just going to leave it in his own words...
"This week, I had a very spiritual experience. You know how Veronica got baptized a little bit ago, well we have been working with her husband, man is he tough. but anyway, we visited him on Friday. I asked him how he was and everything, he said "good, I'm ready to get baptized.".... ok, so I asked him "how do you know?" "well, I have had like 3 dreams this week with you, elder Hazelgren, dressed in white with me at your side in white also, and you were doing the thumbs up. I know that the lord is answering my prayers and I want to get baptized." alright, I wont lie, I teared up a little and I felt the spirit so strongly. My head was spinning but I felt at peace. "will you be baptized tomorrow at 5pm?" i asked. he said "sure, i actually asked for tomorrow off because i knew i would be baptized tomorrow." ok really i have never had an experience like it. but then my comp asked "and how we doing with the coffee?"...... "i drank this morning". NOOOO he was so ready for everything and asked for work off, and then he tells us that!!! Freak, transfers are this week and i fear i wont be in this area. man, i have never had a lesson like that, it was the most satisying experience to know that after working so hard with him, his name is Santos, he finally found an answer."
What a neat experience. It's so awesome hearing about these experiences and knowing that it's strengthening Dallin's testimony even more so.
Dallin also helped build a house for a man named Manuel. He was ready to get baptized but was still living with his girlfriend, so the mission president asked the missionaries to build him a house so he could be baptized. The house took the Elders two days to build.

                         Manuel's Baptism
                         During construction of Manuel's home
                        The inside of his new home