My experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Concepcion Chile from September 2015 through September 2017

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Valentines Day!

 Me and Elder Calle
Osvaldo's baptism

Whats up?Hows it going everyone? Hope you all enjoyed Valentines day. It isnt a very big holiday down here and its totally the same as missionaries. I actually forgot that it was Valentines day until this morning. Things are pretty normal here except that it was a little bit cooler this week which was a great blessing. Its really hard to get excited to go work when its like 105 degrees outside haha.

But the first and most important part of the week is that Osvaldo was baptized on Saturday and I had the opportunity to dunk him. It was an awesome experience and the Spirit felt was super strong and great. He has turned around completely in the past three weeks and is in a way better place now in his life. His baptism was a rare thing too because usually no one is baptized three weeks after meeting the missionaries. They have to go to church three times before being baptized and be living the commandments for two weeks before. With his drinking problem and his situation it is a miracle that he was able to turn his life around this fast but it is incredible.

Also, I got sick this past Tuesday from the lunch we had. We ate at the house of a less active family and these people have 12 cats and 4 dogs which live inside or outside. Those animals bring about 1 million flies too so its no wonder that I got sick. So yeah that was fun. We also had interviews with our president that went well. We are this week entering the last week of the cambio so next week I could have a different companion even though I think that we are going to be together for another 6 weeks.

But I hope you are all doing well and having fun in the snow. Love you all and wish you the best!

Love Elder Parke

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