Thursday, August 13, 2015

Busy Week, Successful Week

Hey everyone. Sorry for my last email. We really didn't have that much time at all. We were pretty far away from our area with 4 Elders and one computer. 

So this week has been full of tons of stuff. To start it off we had transfers this week. Elder Breceda left the area and went to Puebla as a District Leader. One of the assistants told me that one of the reasons was to have him closer to the hospital haha. My new companion is name Elder Gonzalez and he is from Jalisco. He has 20 months in the mission and is a great Elder. A little more quiet than Elder Breceda, but he´s super focused and a great worker. I´m very grateful that he is my companion and that we have this time to work together.

On Wednesday we had our usual District meeting, with our new district leader Elder Concha, who is from Chile. It was a good meeting. Now both of our District leaders are from Chile, and I can´t understand either of them when we talk by phone haha. That day we also had a lot of lessons, we had our last lesson with Ivett before her baptism, with Jazmine, and we taught a new investigator that is awesome. She´s named Socorro and her brother is a less active member. We had a spiritual lesson with her.

On Thursday we had the leadership council, which was all day and we had to get up at 5 am. It was a good meeting, but Puebla is a lot farther away now. We learned a lot on how to plan more effectively and to leave commitments more powerfully. On Friday we had the baptism of Ivett! It was great, the only thing is that everyone showed up half an hour late and we got started an hour late waiting for the bishop to get there with the baptismal clothes. However, when it did get started it was a very spiritual service. Ivett was really prepared, and was super happy to be able to make that promise. It´s the best feeling in the world to see someone change their life to follow the Lord.

Saturday was a super boring day. We planned, did the monthly forms, and ate. It was the worst, but it had to be done. Sunday was a much better day. We had the confirmation of Ivett which was also very powerful, and the classes were also good. After we ate, we did splits and had a lot of lessons. My coon found some new investigators and I had the opportunity to teach some of the members and help them practice sharing the gospel. It went well that night. 

Today for P-day we went to San Martin and played soccer. I´m super beat. I've haven´t played for a while it was tough haha. We had a good week, even though we didn't have a ton of time to work, we made the best of the time we had and we´re excited to be able to dedicate more time this week. I hope you all have a great week!

-Elder Hartvigsen

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