Monday, January 26, 2015

Week 80: Hey Mom, I did my Laundry...

Hola todos en el Tierra Bonita de Utah or should I say Lluta?? <--- There is a Street here we found out called this, so you can bet on it that we are gonna go take a picture this week!! 

Anyways how is everything going?? Here in the Beautiful very city like Valdivia, we are doing just Grand!!! Life is Wonderful!! hmmmm where to even start??? 

Well with some stuff from your email first off I believe Mom! :) 

That is definitely help with the "White Wash" comment you made, it has been on and off frustrating this week. Although we have started to find some new people, we had a few great experiences this past week!! 

Orange Shorts Comment So I am just gonna  wave goodbye and hope you never say that one again! ;) You KNOW they're my favs!! Ha but the whole "We have more pictures of you in those shorts than my suit" Comment is probably true as well, but I don't have another pair of shorts here haahaha so that's why! But you KNOW they're my fav!! :) 

I hear this Guardians of the Galaxy is a good show! We'll have to see if there is somewhere we can see this video!! 

Good to know Grandpa is okay, he is always in my prayers!! So hopefully that has helped a little bit as well!! 

Its gonna be very weird to come home to a More "Finished" basement! I remember that is what Brandon was thinking he was gonna come home to!! 

Yeah that dream with Elder _______?? Not a fun one, I haven't had one of those for about a year, I just have the trunky ones now of when I do come home. Not a fan of those after, because they sure make working out in the morning hard (My thinking time) but yeah, still not a fun one you had there mom!

Bueno, creo eso es todo! (Sorry if there are incorrections, this computer/keyboard son poco chantas (Crappy))

So this past week we had a Zone Conference with Presidente Obeso, we had it the first week of the Cambio because we are one of 2 most North Zone in the Mission! Oh my gosh, I don't even know how to start, that man is so CALLED of God to be our President, he has changed so many things here in the Mission, but here is a little secret for those of you who are going to serve a Mission. "Follow the council of your Mission President, and you will have Success." In this conference he taught us that we need to not look with our "Worldly Eyes" or to hear with our "Worldly Ears" but to see and hear with our "Spiritual eyes and ears" so they very next day Elder Root and I did so, and we had TONS of Success!! 

We talked with the wife of a contact as we passed by their street. My companion said, "Let's go over here to this house we contacted", I felt we should pass. So we went there and he was listening all right, because his wife answered and was in a bad state, because this contact was in the hospital, so we comforted her with some scriptures, and in the end she gave us two eggs, from her chickens so we won Spiritual and Temporal blessings!! Hahahaha 

Later that day we were going to a Cita, and my companion once again said that we should go down this other street as we were almost late to our cita, I was kinda doubting, but he said lets just go contact this guy and see what we can get, and so I looked at this guy, and kinda did an earthly judgement, but then changed my thoughts and looked at him in White and ready for Baptism, and we ended up skipping our Cita, because we were there in the street for and hour and a half talking with this guy, and we gave him a Book of Mormon!! It was super sweet!! 

We missed that first cita, and we were now ten minutes late to our last cita of the day, and I felt the spirit we needed to go there, so we went and it was to a guy named Benito who is like 65ish and was Baptized 13ish years ago, and has been inactive ever since, but we got to know him this last week, and we left him some things to do with the Book of Mormon and he did them, and so as we got there on Thursday night, we asked him if he did it, and said yes! He explained it, then showed us he read more! His assignment was to read Moroni 10:3-5 and he told us that it was True, he knew it. So then in the very end I asked him. "Have you Prayed to know?" and he said "Can I pray Now?" You sure know what I told him!! "SURE YOU CAN!" So he did it, and it was the Most. Beautiful. Prayer. I have heard in my entire mission, I mean, it was SO Simple, and it was So Small. but it was so humble and down to earth, it was awesome!! I wanted to hug him after!! I was just smiling when he said Amen, and it was Awesome!!! :) 

So pretty much it has been an awesome week because of that!! But I do have to confess.. I had to do my laundry Mom... It was my first time doing it since the MTC. My G's came out great, but then my shirts came out more yellow than they already were hahahahahahaha and so it was really funny, the Bishops wife, who is the 1st counselor in the RS she told me that she now has it all planned out so that someone can help me! ;) Since I did it so bad... But Something different here in Valdivia is we don't have a Mamita, we eat with a different Member everyday... Which makes me feel I am gonna gain some weight, because now its like a "Sunday Dinner" every lunch. Oh well, its RICO! :) 

My last thought, is Captain Moroni is the Bomb!! My Hero forever!! I have finally made it to the War Chapters!!! I read Alma 48:17-18 this last week which is my FAVORITE scripture and is on my plaque, because I am trying to become a "Real Man" like him. So that is last week's theme, This weeks theme is for you Mom. Alma 56:46-48 and Alma 57:21-22 because "My Mom knows Best!" I Love you!! :)

But it looks like that is about it, I am about out of time today, I Love you so much and thank you for EVERYTHING you do for me!! :) 

Trying to Make you Proud,

Elder Connor Holt

Haahaha If you understand Spanish you will understand why its funny

I got my "Carta Moroni" and I know when I am done...

 Look up this fruit, it is SOOOO good!! "Golden Berry"

This is what I missed last year when I left Camino Real, but its okay, because its here!! 

You know you are gonna have a good day when you start it out with a Beautiful Sunrise and then end it with a Sunset! 

Yeah, I was right, so there are So many more Fleas the more north you go.. This is just my Abs.... Its on my Arms, Legs, Feet, Neck, Back everywhere.. Don't worry I sprayed down my bed this morning!! 

this is something new, a new kinda entertainment in the street we saw today, a 4 man band!! 

Elder Walker and I from day one, that is to compare with last weeks picture of his last picture with me!! 

 "MAN" So I have become a role Model here in the mission it looks like, Elder Root went in to Rio Negro, when I left, and they saw the pictures that I gave to the members and so him and his companion did it too!! How Cool huh?? :)

When you have Icecream, but your companions falls >>> hahahah but they gave him a new one!

Service last Saturday!! (Orange Shorts)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 79: 6 months till Sexy...

So pretty much, I'm an old guy man now... Nothing about a new squirt anymore... Man!! Shoot, that is a bummer!! But hey!! How are all ya'lls doin today?? Me?? I am just absolutely tired!! 

So to explain where I am at Mom, I am up North now, I am in the Gran ciudad de Valdivia. Lets just says... ITS HUGE!!! Like 4 times the size of Osorno?? I dunno, something like that!! Its pretty crazy!! I am in "Las Animas" if you can find that on the map! If not, throw it on Valdivia no mas, I am still not sure about this place.

Wow, we've had an absolutely crazy week!! I mean, there has just been so much that has happened!! Elder Jeppson didn't think we were going to have cambios, and I didn't until I got my answer from praying, but here we are with New companions! Its kinda funny, because Elder Jeppson is now with Elder Barney, who is from my group, and I am with Elder Root who is from his group, so that was a little party swappin there!! 

Hmm now where to start?? Well, on Monday night, we just went out to go and say bye to members, which was super hard, I got really close with some of the members there in Ovejeria in just 6 weeks!! 

Then on Tuesday we went over to Mata to have our District Meeting, and so that was a party! I was super sad to have to say goodbye to my district, because I had grown super close to those Elders and Sisters in the past 11 weeks!! But we had a great spiritual meeting, and then took some pictures and some our goodbyes!! Then the rest of the day we went and finished our goodbyes with some of the members, we didn't get to say goodbye to them all, because we got an unexpected call during lunch seeing if we could go to the terminal de buses para sacar Elder Walker and his comp. to have them sleep in our house for the night!! So that was awesome!! We went over there to go and pick them up, and we took them back to our house, and then Elder Walker and I had a little bit of a division, we went and walked over to Camino Real, to go say goodbye to Familia Chaipul, which was super weird, walking those same streets together, that we walked a year and a half ago together, it sure doesn't feel that long... But then we said goodbye to one of his conversos in Rahue Alto and another member. So it was an awesome day!! Then we had an unexpected visit that night, while I was packing from the familia Gonzolus (Murdered it) from Makarena and Andres and their family!! It was super awesome! They came by to say goodbye to Elder Walker, and to thank us for helping them get to the temple to be sealed as a family!! It was super awesome!! :) 

Wednesday I got on the bus after saying goodbye to Elder Jeppson and Elder Walker at the Bus Station for the last time! Then with Elder Keetch we departed for Valdivia! 

Lets just say Valdivia is HUGE! Not only that, but I have Died of the Heat for the past couple of days... Like will you guys send me some cold down here, and Ill switch ya for some heat for up there?? It is SOOOOOOOOOOO HOT! Hahaha I just sweat like a pig... I know, Attractive right?? ;)

Elder Root, my new companion is a stud!! Ha he is just kinda a little bit of a klutz, so its kinda funny!! But when I met him for the first time, I was talking with a few elders from my group who I hadn't seen for awhile, and he over heard me say I haven't gained any pounds pretty much here... So he wants to make me fat hahahaha its pretty funny, so we have eaten a bunch!! You guys are gonna die when you see the size of the burger today that we ate for lunch!!! 

Ummmm the hardest part other than the heat here?? Well, my companion doesn't know the sector that well, he has been here for 6 weeks, but doesn't know it very well, and so it is pretty hard work... It feels like I am in my 3rd White Wash in a row, and so its kinda hard right now, a little discouraging coming here with hopes of investigators and hearing that there were none... So we just gotta put our heads up and get down to business!! Gonna get more sweaty todo vía so we can work our butts off!! 

Anyways, that's about what I got, the title is this email is all thanks to Grant and Matt a couple of months ago doing the same thing!! ;) 

Thank you all for doing so much for me!! I really appreciate all the Love, Support, Prayers, and everything else!! I Hope that you can all see, feel, and hear the blessings that I have been working hard and praying for you guys to have!! :) 

I Love you all so very much!! 

Trying to make you proud,

Elder Connor Holt

 Ps. Elder Root takes more pictures than me (WHAT?! No.....)

 Robert y su mama Maria (If all worked out right, we helped reactivate her)

Obispo Muños y su Familia

Mamita Lorena and su Familia

My Amazing District Hna. Vega, Hna. Findlay, Hna. Hume, y Hna. Wyatt  E` Lillo, E` Hettinger, E`Jeppson Elder' Holt :)

Familia Coronado el primer consejero

Hno Orlando el Siego

Ximenna, Oscar, y Eduardo a family I hope to help reactivate a little more!! 

Elder Walker and I with Familia Gonzolus

The Last Elder Walker and Elder Holt picture... :(

Elder Jeppson and Elder Holt

The Last Toothbrush...

This is Elder Root

Only this many cambios left...

Yeah check out this Hambuger!!!!

The Rivers of Valdivia!! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 78: I gotta Pedicure

Hey guys! How is it goin? I hope that everything is goin well!!
You know what the worst part of Writing is?? I forget about what I want to talk about right now at this moment, every single Monday... Gosh dang it. The other part?? Yeah, I just realized I still haven't even read your guys' email yet... Sorry Mom, last week, I didn't read it until right before I prayed to go to bed. But hey, it made it so I had some good Trunkie dreams! ;) I at least read the first line today, and "NO" I don't need new shoes, I only have 4 cambios left to go, and its gonna start raining soon, so I have some nice boots that I can use! Don't worry!! :)
Hmmmm well, I guess we can start with we had a chance this week to do intercambios with our Zone Leaders, and I was with Elder Powell, he is from my group, so that was lots of fun, to get some good talkin in about everything back in the MTC and what not! Its funny because Elder Rich told me the last cambio that he likes to talk as we go to bed, so I was prepared, and sure enough, he does! ;)
Ummmm more than that? Well.... Well I dunno, this semana wasn't to loco like normal...
On Thursday I had my "Pedicure" because I went to the foot doctor. She clipped my toe nails, cleaned my toe jam, looked at my toe that had like a "Toe Zit" that I popped like 2 months ago and talked to me about that, then sanded my feet, (YAY my feet don't catch on my blankets anymore!!) and then rubbed lotion on and then said I was done. She didn't even tell me the answer or bring up the topic for the reason I went there until I asked her, and all she told me was that if she touched my wart(s) well, that if she tried to take em out it would be painful and bleed. I am okay with that... But oh well, so I dunno what to think about that. I will have to talk to the Mission nurse, you guys can look at the picture and tell me what you think, and then tell me if I should just wait for Dr. Probts or I should try and do something now. So that was fun!!
Next?? Well, ever since we got here, we have passed this little kid, who I think has like... 4-6 years?? Something like that, and every time we pass him, he always waves and yells "HOLA MISIONEROS!!" Its super awesome!! So this last week, I realized that I wanted to go find him and and take a picture with him to remember him, so we talked with his parents yesterday after him yelling at us, and asked if we could take a picture, and they said yes, so this is young Christopher who made me think of Christopher Herbon when I heard that name, hahaha but he is a cool tyke!!
Yesterday in the morning we had the chance to walk with Hno. Orlando to church! It was awesome! We went to his house on Saturday to talk with him about the gospel, he is a member. He is super awesome!! We shared a Mormon Message with him that was awesome!! Because it was perfect for him!! Hno. Orlando is Blind, and we showed him a video... :D It was awesome!! Obviously he just listened to it, but we showed him the video of the blind kid from Hawaii who has the talents to play the piano very well!! Then we talked a lot! But I look up to this guy a lot!! He has a grandson who he takes care of as well, his grandson, can't walk, or really talk, or see. He has a mental disease, and because of this, his dad abandoned him... But the daughter of Orlando still loves her son, and so they take care of him together, I have a lot of Respect for this hermano!!!
Umm just to answer your questions about the suit as well, I just tried some on today, and I think they will be like $100 around that. But I think I have that in my bank still from Christmas no?? But the only thing is, well, I can't buy here, I am just gonna have to buy it in my new sector because I have transfers on Wednesday.... I know I am leaving again. Poor Elder Jeppson, we were just starting to get to the point of where I finally STOPPED calling him Elder Rich. Ha just kidding, I did it twice last night. I have felt so bad I can't even tell you, it started two weeks ago in my District Meeting... I called him Elder Rich like 3 times and everyone laughed every time and I just didn't realize it... Then last night during a prayer with an investigator I did it too.... Poop!! I have felt so bad....
But yes, I am being transferred to my 8th sector with my 13th companion and 8th Gringo! I will be going with an Elder named Elder Root I think, and all day I have only heard the best about him, since everyone knows him and says he is hilarious! So I am stoked!! It was kinda funny, because we definitely didn't want cambios Elder Rich and I, but as I prayed Saturday Night, asking if we were gonna have cambios I received my answer, and sure enough, it happened.... Just another testimony builder that this church is true.
Oh yeah! Before I can finish here, I need to invite you all to click on this link here Hermana Vega showed us this video at the beginning of this Cambio and it is POWERFUL! Then two weeks ago when I was on my intercambio with Elder Hettinger I got it in Spanish, because it came out in Spanish!! Woot!! We have shared it with EVERYONE here in Ovejeria!! Its just Amazing!! So please go and watch it, and then act like the three member examples to help EVERYONE and ANYONE around you! SUPER AMAZING MORMON MESSAGE
Well, that is about all I have... I can't think of anything else... Ummmm I know I am gonna regret not saying something in a couple hours because that always happens to me after I am done emailing, there is ALWAYS something I forgot to say.... Gosh dang it. Well, just gotta wait a good 4 cambios Mom, that's 24 weeks, I am not counting don't worry, just for the photos that you will get next week, nothing more.
Oh yeah! I took a "Mission" picture today!! Sorry Jed and Nate, I didn't think of the States until now, well I guess you could do it hmm... We went to a park that is super cool! They have Elephants (Thailand), I had a Apple Strudel (Germany), I am in Chile and I am from the States!! There I got ALL of our Missions in one from the Family!! :D

I Love you guys so much, thank you for everything that you guys do for me! You are so amazing! and Do so much for me!!
Trying to make you Proud,

Elder Connor Holt

BIG H Fry sauce (THANK YOU)

 Intercambios con Elder Powell

Walkin with Hno.Orlando to church

Our young friend Christopher

A Beautiful Sunset from last night! 

Well This is the "Mission" Picture

Elder Sandstrom, from West High, got Chilean Haircuts today! (Good thing my District has been giving me pàlos all week!)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 77: I got called Flaco (Skinny)...

Hey guys!! How is Life?!? I Hope its just dandy!! 

Wow, this past week has been wonderful!! Shoot, I just realized, I still haven't read your email yet mom... Or Brandon.... Its been a crazy day, but I will get to that later, so I am sorry if I don't answer questions if you had any, all though I was gonna drop some palos Brandon if you didn't write me, so you did, I sure hope that truck is yours that you sent pictures of!! I want to have a Tacoma as well!! So you stole my idea if that was yours!! 

Wow... Okay where to even start??? How about with when we ended P-day last week, we had an awesome lesson! with a man, who is family is all members, and we taught them the restoration, and then put him with fecha baptismal for the 14th!! The day of LOVE! Woot!! So now we have two with fecha!! It was super sweet!!! 

Tuesday after our leaders meeting I had the chance to go to Entre Lagos for and intercambio with Elder Hettinger which was awesome! We got to teach a ton, and we put one of their investigators with fecha and then we also went down a HUGE slide around 8pm before we had a NDH with the people that we lived with, since they aren't members all except one, so that was tons of fun! After the slide we were soaked... I think that may also be why there is a hole in my suit pants now... So I have to go shopping for a new suit here in the next week or so....

I just wrote Presidente Obeso in Spanish, so now I have to get my head back in place give me a sec....

Umm New Years Eve, was kinda lame... It was fun I guess, I mean we had an AWESOME Consejo de Distrito!! It was full of the Spirit and it was Amazing!! That night when I called everyone to get their numbers everyone was saying how great it was! So that definitely bumped my esteem on that one! But we had to be in the house, and we thought it was just because of the drunks or something at 9 SI o SI. No exception. But I think we found out today, because there were some disobedient missionaries who kinda killed it for the entire mission. Oh well, we were obediente and we did what we had to do, that got to the house, and we had eaten a ton that day!! We had meat for lunch, then we went and had a Noche de Hogar with our Mamita and Papito because he had just gotten back from work (He is a truck driver) so we don't see him much but it was awesome that night, and so then we also had more meat there. Then as we got back up to the house, we were ready to just sleep for how much we had eaten... Then a member called us, and asked us if we were in our house (We were going to go to their house to spend the night with him till we heard we had to be in the house at 9... So he called us to "Check in with us" then I was realized after I hung up. "Crap, he is gonna bring more meat" and sure enough... About 5 minutes later he showed up at our door with meat hahahahaha it was super funny!! But we ate it and we were happy! Then we ended up staying up till 12 and being a little desobediente... But at 12 there were fire works downtown Osorno which we can see PERFECTLY from our room, so that was awesome! WE listened to Mine Craft music for that and then we started to blast some church music and people walked by our window yelling "Happy New Year" (Or trying to at least...)  It was a fun night!! 

On Año nuevo we had to cut some wood for a neighbor of our ward mission leader, who happens to be a member! Well, her daughter, and it was only like half a metro, so it wasn't very much, but since I haven't cut wood since Entre Lagos, and my comp like never since, they don't use wood in Punta Arenas, it took us like 2 hours because it was full of knots... So then we ended up teaching them a little bit about the Book of Mormon after and it was great!! Then we invited the Mom to church, and she came!! IT was sweet!! Although they participate of the hermanas sector and not ours... Shoot! But we had some other good lessons that day as well, so it was lots of fun!! 

Friday we had interviews with Presidente Obeso, and wow, do I Love that man. He is SOOOOOOOOO different then Presidente Rappleye but I Love them both! He is just such a Spiritual man, and answered all my questions and it was just great, I got some much inspiration for my District and what I can do to be a better leader for them, and I am just happy! :)

Saturday, that is where the fun part comes, (My title) yeah, so there is a little tienda we visit here and teach the owner, she was an investigator of the elders who were here before, but we helped them move to Rahue Alto our first Saturday here in Ovejeria, and so we just visit her sometimes, I ended up showing them my pictures, and she said something super weird.. She said I was Skinny... Ha just kidding, EVERYONE says that STILL: But what was weird about it, is she was looking at the picture I took the summer Brandon got back 4 years ago... 4 years ago?? Shoot Brandon, you're old... In California and then looked at me and said that I looked skinnier!! What??? Skinnier than I was at the end of Sophomore year?? yeah no.... hahaha

Yesterday was super awesome as well!! So look.. First off, I just need to say something, anyone who is reading this now. You NEED to invite the Missionaries over to your house. IF you are a Member or Not. So you can have them talk about the Restoration of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have been teaching the members here in Ovejeria, and with Every member I feel more and more of the Spirit!! Then every single person we have put with Fecha here, a MEMBER has been Present!! It has been super awesome!! Yesterday, we were with a member named Robert! It was awesome! All of our plans fell through, so he wanted to go to the OTHER side of the sector to some country and so we went over there, and he saw this lady out by a car and said her. So we went over and I had NO IDEA what I was gonna say to her, so I asked "Do you need help?" she replied no she was just finishing putting in the battery. Then I asked, oh.. So you are leaving?? And she said, no just getting there. SO I asked "Can we teach a little about Jesus Christ?" And let me tell you, if you ask that question here in Chile usually people just say I am Evangelical and then walk away. But she said sure, come in. So we went in and then we taught the Restoration!! The Spirit was SOOO Strong, and then we invited her to be Baptized!! It was super awesome! She said yes!! We answered many other questions for her as well, So we now have 3 for the fecha of Valentines day!! Although the only thing is, she is 7 months pregnant... Due the 16th... So we aren't sure how that is going to work.... Oh well, the Lord knows!! 

Then TODAY! Finally!! Today has been one of my Favorite Pdays my entire mission!! I am so lucky to have a companion like Elder Jeppson who would like to walk with me to my first sector of CAMINO REAL!!! It was so awesome!! WE got permission to come visit people!! So we got to start with Mamita Bravo who was super excited to see us they were, and she made us some lunch and it was so fun to be with them there!! Then we went over to see Hermana Makarena who was just sealed with her family in the Temple before Christmas!! I sent a picture of them last week!! Elder Walker and I worked with them so much for that!! Then we passed by Familia Delgado and we finished with Familia Chaipul!! Now we are here in the Ciber that I would write in when I was here a year ago... Shoot crazy to think I left 50 weeks ago... But after we are finished before we walk back to Ovejeria we are gonna visit one more on the way, the hermana Isabel, who was the last family I saw when I had my sober cambio and will be the last family as well today! Crazy!!! 

Anyways, just so ya'lls know I LOVED seeing the pictures of the family party!! Just so Spencer knows, tell him he'll have to practice to beat me at Elimination next year, because we have been teaching it to the ward boys and their friends here!! Hahahaha Amelia and Anela are HUGE!!!! All of them kids!! That picture with Logan and the boys?? Oh my gosh!! HUGE! Wow... Its gonna be weird!! So I also thought something funny today... Spencer had a family party when he got home... But I am gonna have a COUNTRY party when I home!!! ;) Hahahah fireworks and total!! Hahahah 

I Love you guys so much, and I just want you all to know that I am a Worthy holder of the Melchizedek Priesthood, and I am here in Chile for two years, preaching Repentance through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I know that it is true for all the many experiences that I have had! Thank you for all that you do for me, emails, letters, prayers, and your Love. 

Trying to make you proud,

Elder Connnor Holt
(I like long emails) 

 Elder Hettinger and I before the Slide Ride

My shoes... I got one pair fixed this last week, and its already breaking, but I now need to take the other pair hahahha

MY FAMILY FROM RÎO NEGRO (WE saw them today)

The view of MY sector Now of Ovejeria from Camino Real, when I was here a year ago, I thought this was the sector of Francke

Me and Mamita y Papito Bravo

 Familia Chaipul!! :D

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Week 76: ¡¡¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2015!!!!

Wow, Christmas was last week? I remember when I was with Elder Jurado walking in the streets of Los Muermos saying "Shoota tenemos la Navidad en 3 cambios y medio..." and now look at the time, here we are going to be starting the New year!! Where did 2014 go?? I remember when I was in Camino Real a year ago with Elder Whitaker thinking, wow I am only starting my 6th month... I have so much time to go. Nope. I am now here starting 18.... Wow. Time. Flies. #NuffSaid

So I have no idea what to talk about... Christmas was so much fun! Except it was a bummer not to be able to talk to Brandon there either... :/ But that just means he has to send me a big email, since I haven't heard from him in awhile... *Hint Hint Wink Wink* Girl update?? Marriage Update?? Am I gonna get a cool cut out of me in the next 5 months, or am I just gonna have to wait for 6 to come home and actually be there?? ;)

Super cool story mom with them in Argentina!! That is super crazy!! That is like a whole 75 Baptisms there in one day... Presidente Obeso would LOVE for something like that to happen!! 

How many Missions are there in Salt Lake now?? Before this new change?? But shoot, with this new change, that just means there is tons of work there to be done!! So just like you said!! All Ya'lls living there in Salt Lake gotten start putting it in Gear! I thought I was gonna be finishing my mission in 6 months, but that has all changed too, I am just gonna be transferred no mas to a new sector in Utah, and probably speaking English... So that'll be kinda super weird... I think I only taught once in English in the CCM and that's about it. More than that?? Nada. 

But hmmm something super cool?? Well we already talked about that family that we sang to and are now investigadores nuevos, but my companion on Saturday night went with the 1st counselor of the Bishopric and went to a family that we had a cita with, but the cita fell through, and so he went to a contact with him, and this contact also just happened to be a guy we sang for like two weeks ago! Well they went out and had an AMAZING lesson with them and he has Fecha now for the 14th of February to be Baptized, and its very likely that his wife will be baptized with him, says Elder Jeppson, because she will do what he wants to do, and he wants it, and then we will be teaching them again this week, with their 16 year old daughter as well, so if we are good, that will be a family all on the day of Love!! :)

Something else?? I have really thought about it a lot here on my Mission. Before I never was all about the family stuff... Now I mean, I am gonna be coming home, SUPER different. I am gonna be coming home to not only spend more time with MY Family, but find a wife to start MY family! I am gonna be a Papá and I am gonna teach my kids to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so they can be as Happy as I am right now, out here sharing this message!! :) Although, that could be a little longer than in 6 months, because I don't really want to stop... So maybe we'll see each other in like 2017 or something like that.. #SorryNotSorry 

The coolest thing that has happened this past two weeks?? I have felt the Spirit so strong during the Sacrament. I mean, never before has it been like this. Last week, it was super cool, after taking the bread, and then taking the water, as it was going down my throat it was like the spirit was too, just filling my body! Then yesterday after I partook of the water So much Spirit just filled in! It was Amazing!! :)

Also talking about the spirit, one of our compromisos for our District Meeting this past week, was to go to Members houses and teach the Restoration, so they can feel the Spirit and the Power of our Message. Wow, last night, we went to the house of the 2nd counselor and it was Amazing. I am not gonna lie. The Spirit was so strong. You guys need to get a hold of those Missionaries that are serving in our area there in Lago Salado and then you have bring someone who isn't member, and then have them come and teach the Restoration, so you guys can not only feel the Spirit so strong, but to add your strong testimonies as well!!! 

Anyways, that's all that I have this week, we'll see what goes on here for the end of the year. Hope that its all good!! Hey See you all Next year!! (Really Though.. :(...) Thanks for all your prayers, and everything that you all do for me!! You are all in my prayers and I hope that you guys can see and feel the blessings!! :)

Trying to make you proud,
your son,

Elder Connor Holt

 We be rockin them penguin hats (Until this guy asked us for one, and then the other hahah a story for another day)

Familia Gonzolus from Camino Real found us Christmas evening!!! It was super awesome!! :) 

 Yeah, so I had to get my New Carnet here last Friday! So Lets see if you can see the difference of this years, picture and next years, if not, I will show you in a couple weeks!! 

 Niccole sent me lots of Candy, and there just happened to be Starburst, I had to try it, and I still got it as well! Watch out! This kid has got some tricks!! ;)

yeah well I FINALLY DID IT!!! I tied a cherry stem knot WITH MY TONGUE!!

 I found this kid here on Christmas Eve!! Xavi!!! He is from Camino Real!! His sister lives here in my ward!! :)

CARNE!!! Mmmm Christmas Eve! :)

Look!! A "White Christmas" here as well!! 

Feliz Navidad

Yeah, that was after our wrapping paper fight and so it was kinda hard to study...