Thursday, June 28, 2012

Week Eighty-Eight: June 25th, 2012

Also this past week we received Nick's travel itinerary for coming home! He leaves on Monday October 22nd and arrives on Tuesday morning October 23rd at 10:25 am!
We are very excited!!
Dear Family,
We had a really good week this past week. Well to start off the week we had changes last Tuesday and half of our zone left. It was a little crazy. But it's all good. We are still getting to know some Elders. But all in all it was fun. I was able to see old companions and talk to missionaries that have been in old sectors. We have rainy days about once or twice a week. In the picture I sent last week we were trying to cross the street in that picture which turned into a river. Those were some boots that were gifted to me by an inactive member. We have already put them to good use. Honestly it is such a blessing and a priveledge to serve as a missionary. Well the highlight of this week is Andrea (one of our investigators) passed her interview and will be baptized this next Saturday. So that is super exciting. I love being a missionary. So this next week should be a busy one. I hope you all have a great week and I can't wait to hear about Jonathan getting the Priesthood next Sunday. I love you.

Elder Holton

Monday, June 25, 2012

Week Eighty-Seven: June 18th, 2012

Dear Family,
Wow this week was so busy but in the end it was a good week. So the highlight of this week for our sector is that Marina finally got Baptized and confirmed. So that was awesome. We also have 3 more people who are preparing for baptism that are all progressing super good. Andrea is a friend of a recent convert and has a date for the 30th of June. She is going through a lot of trials with her friends and family but she is converted and excited to be baptized. She has been making a lot of changes in her life and they have been hurting but she knows that they are for her good in the end.
The next date we have is with Manuel who is the like a step grandpa of Francisca who just got baptized like 2 or 4 weeks ago. He is progress also by reading and going to church. He is also excited to get baptized the 30th. And we also have a baptismal date with Andrez, the son of Marina, for the 14th of July. He felt something special in the baptism of his Mom.
This past week we had interviews with President King and they went really well. President basically told me that I will probably be Elder Smith's last companion and then finish the mission here. It rained like crazy this past week but it was all the more fun. Things are going great. Elder Smith is doing really good. We have changes tomorrow we have to go to. Half our zone is getting changed out. So it'll be a lot of fun. Well I hope you guys have a great week.

Elder Holton

 Marina was baptized!!
Since I had boots and Elder Smith did not I gave him a ride accoss the rain filled street!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Week Eighty-Six: June 11th, 2012

Dear Family,
Wow well the cold is really starting to settle in but the work keeps going. Honestly I think this has been the slowest week we've probably had here in Talagante but I guess that's what happens when both of us gets sick. Elder Smith got a cold and I got a fever but we're still doing good and working hard. This past week we had Zone meeting instead of district meeting and we had to teach the new inictiatives President has for us as his missionaries. It went really well. I really enjoyed teaching my initiative. This past week we also went to a wedding of a couple in our ward. It was really good. And Yesterday Elder Smith and I were asked to sing in a choir with a few people in church for Sacrament Meeting. We sang "I am a Child of God", or "Soy un Hijo de Dios." It went well. It was hard though. They had me sing a bass part half of it and then they had me sing a soprano part 2 octives down. It was hard. I'm not kidding. These people take such good care of us that it is almost getting embarrassing. Last Monday we went to eat with Tity and her mom and they favored us by making all of our favorite foods. They also bought a juicer, just to make us juice! A funny thing that happened is, Tity was teasing Elder Smith because she always calls him, "Prince". Well, she told him that, for lunch, she was going to give him a pig and a feast. I thought it was just a big joke, but she really did buy him a pig's head! haha It was so disgusting, but really funny! Tity also brought us cookies and milk again for Sacrament and Nora brought us a bag of goodies and juices. Everyone makes fun of us because we are babied so much. It's great! haha Well we're looking forward to have a great week.

Talk to you Next week.
Love, Elder Holton
 P-day in Talagante!
 Zone Barbeque at the Parcela
 A Feast for a Prince!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Week Eighty-Five: June 4th, 2012

Dear Family,
Well we had a great week this past week. We had quite a busy week this past week. We did divisions with a few missionaries and they went really well. This week we had a meeting we had to go to as Zone Leaders called Concilio. We had leave Talagante Thursday night and sleep over with the office elders in MaipĂș. Luckily President was visiting Talagante doing a baptismal interview and could give us a ride to MaipĂș so we didn't have to take a bus to get there. That was way nice. Then we had to get up early and the assistents gave us a ride to Presidents house. There we had breakfast and then the meetings began. It was a lot of fun. We have to tell how our Zone did for this past month and what are we going focus on the next month. Then President gives us the iniciatives this month that we have to give our missionaries in our Zone. It was really fun but a little long. We also had a confirmation Yesterday. Right now we are just really focusing on finding new people to teach. Well I Hope you all have a great week.

Elder Holton

 Meeting for  Zone leaders!