Sunday, July 4, 2010

June 7,2010 Interview with Elder Zivic

Hello Family!

This week was a good week. We saw some miracles happen. We had two investigators in church the other day. This ward hasn`t seen investigators in the chapel for quite a long time so it was good to see the members flock to them and help them feel welcome. They are awesome. They are a husband and wife, a young couple that is excited and searching for the truth. They are very humble and always give us food when we come over to their house. I don`t know what it is about people and giving me food. They seem to give me food a lot. I think it`s a Bolivian tradition and custom to give food to people who come to visit you. I`m in agreeance with this, but yesterday they gave us a whole plate of food and kept giving us more. They are too nice. I love it.

No pictures this week, I`m sorry, I once again left my camera in the pench. THis morning was a little crazy finding out where to pay things and such and we didn`t get to go back to the pench before internet. Anyway, Zone Conference was this week and it was incredible! Elder Zivic taught us a lot of stuff and opened our minds to a lot of things. The thing that stood out the most to me was his powerful testimony he bore at the end of the conference. I know the he knew that what he was saying was true. It was true and still is true. It`s very powerful to hear the testimony of a Seventy. He interviewed me personally before the conference and it was a really interesting experience to be seated so near to a General Authority of the church. He is a man of God.

I did divisions this week in another area and it was beautiful. I looked up at the Andes Mountains on this clear day and they were huge. It was such a clear day and everything was so beautiful. There are a lot of fields in the area I went to do divisions and it was nice to see an different area. Not too many people, and beautiful landscape.

We found a lady that wants to get baptized in that area. Her daughter was an active member, assisting the church in BOlivia for a long time. We just need to get them to the church here to help her get baptized and to get her daughter back to church again.

We had a ward activity on Thursday night that went really well. We played ping pong with the youth and got to know them a little better. It was a fun activity.

The Book of Mormon is true and the prophets are real. They tell us about the things we need to do in our life to be happy. The priesthood is real and is the power of God on the earth. Of this I testify.

Elder Hoglund