Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week Seventy-Nine: April 23rd, 2012

Dear Family,
This was another great week but sadly not much to tell. The Weather down here has definetly been cooling off. Last Night my companion was dying. Haha. Well We had 3 investigators in the Sacrament Meeting and 5 with Baptismal Dates. The work is going great. Today as a Zone activity we went to a Indian Exhibit but we could take pictures. The one picture I sent with the white building, well that is like the "White House" of Chile.

Yes I got the package and it was awesome. Thank you so very much. I can't help but ask did you guys give me a cemera card so that I would take more pictures and send you the pictures? Haha Well it was awesome!!
Well I hope you guys all have a fantastic week and I should have a lot more to tell you next week.

Love, Elder Holton

An Indian Museum Exhibit we went to with our zone on P-day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week Seventy-Eight: April 16th, 2012

Dear Family,
Things are just going fantastic. The work is going great. My Feet hurt and we are seeing some serious progress in our ward. We had 6 investigators in the chapel this week. It was awesome. Miguel and Juan came. They are both doing very well and we are planning on having their interview this next week. Juan has been talking to the bishop and has even said that when he gets older he would like to serve a mission. Pedro also went to church but we haven't been able to talk to him much. We also have been teaching the Bishop's Sister in-law and niece. The work is going fantastic. This past week we had a super special experience. For Zone Conference we got to go and do a session in the temple as part of the zone conference. Something special that President did that was just amazing is as we were passing into the Celestial Room, He waited for each of us. I was at the very back of the room just waiting patiently and once I entered the Celestial Room President came and gave me a big hug (President is a giant so a big hug is a "Big Hug") and whispered in my ear "Welcome" and then held on for a good 5 -10 seconds. I was completely not expecting that and almost started to cry. I couldn't help but wonder if that was only a taste of what it will be like to enter into the true Celestial Kingdom. God is there just waiting for us to pass through and then gives us a big hug. Well that was the spiritual thought for the week. I hope you all have a fantastic week.
Love,Elder Holton

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week Seventy-Seven: April 9th, 2012

Dear Family,
This was another excellent week. We had 5 investigators come to church yesterday and we are just really excited for all that has been happening. We have a baptismal interview coming up this next week and a few more the week after. We have been also finding a lot of new investigators that really show some promise. So we are really excited and working hard. Things are going great with Elder Guevara. We have been really trying to make a difference in this sector. Easter was just another day for us haha. The chileans celebrate La Semana Santa as established by the catholic church. Today we are going to go get something to eat, do a little shopping and get a hair cut. This week we get to go to the temple as a mission. I'll tell you about it next week.Hope you all have a great week.
Elder Holton
PS: Check out the new Bible Videos by the church @ biblevideos.org they are so cool.

Week Seventy-Six: April 2nd, 2012

We didn't get a family letter this week but this is the short little letter I got from Nick!

Dear Mom,
General Conference was awesome as always. Yes I have heard
about David Archuleta. I've heard that he is going to the North
Mission. We'll see. Well it sounds like everyone is doing well. The St. George Temple is one of the only temples I haven't done a session in Utah. Well Mom I hope you have a great week.
Elder Holton