Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 Champions!!

Hey guys!! So the biggest and most excited news of the week is the fact that Chile won the Copa Amèrica!!  It was super epic!! And it was really fun to be a part of history in the making. Because it is the first time Chile has ever won the cup, in 100 years!! And what an experience to actually be living in Chile when it happened!!

We got to watch the game, and what a blessing that it started at 5pm because that means we got to actually FINISH to game! haha, and after they won everyone jumped in their cars and were honking and blowing trumpets and all sorts of shinanagins. And there was a caravan of cars (like a parade) of people driving up and down the streets of Coihueco, waving flags and everything...  it was actually super fun! But after that we had to go strait home and stay the rest of the night in the house, we weren't allowed to leave. And its crazy because Coihueco is just a tiny little pueblito that is super layed back and chill, and it probably still would have been dangerous for us to be outside! And I can't even imagine how it would have been being in Santiago, where it truly is dangerous ("flyte"). Because we saw later on the news that (this actually surprised me a lot...) that apparently when a team wins a huge championship in South America, that means that there are all sorts of people causing pure vandalism and damage in the streets. Like in Santiago they smashed all sorts of store windows, and cars, and tore down street lamps, and traffic lights and everything. Its rediculous! Thats actually why a lot of people say they would prefer that Chile loses so all of the damage wouldn't happen.

Anyways, it was a fun weekend. Now I have to get back to reality. Reality being that we can't watch tv or sports... and Im still a missionary! hahaha

And I don`t remember if I told you guys this... it just came to my mind, was that they announced the ground breaking for the Concepcion temple in October. And President Uchtdorf is going to come. I sure hope they let all of us missionaries attend. That would be SO COOL!!! Finally!!! They are going to make some progress on that thing :)

And also whats really sad is that President Boyd K. Packer passed away. Thats crazy that 2 Apostles have passed away in like 2 months. This upcoming Conference is going to be a big one!!!

Anyways, its been a good week here. With only one day of rain, and We really only have 2 investigators here for now... Ruben and Teresa. If you guys could keep them in your prayers that would be great! Teresa is catholi, and Ruben doesnt really have a religion. But they are progressing, and have come to church twice. We are hoping that we can help them gain testimonies, and want to be baptized and everything!!

Well, I hope you guys had a steller 4th of July. I did too... watching the futbol game. 

Hey I just wanted to remind you guys to make sure you are studying the conference talks!! They are so outstanding! One that reallys stuck out to me this week was by Elder D. Todd Christofferson (if I'm not mistaken) about marriage and family. How marriage is a part of the plan of happiness just as important as the Fall of Adam and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. WOW. What a bold statment! But its true... because without marriage, (in gods eyes) we shouldn't have children. And without having children... thats defeating the plan of happiness for us, and him! :)

Study the conference talks! 

Love you guys tons!
have a great week!

Elder Hartvigsen

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