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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

volcanos erupting!

Hey everyone how are you all doing? Things are great here in Chillan except that it is really hot every single day. It makes it hard to get excited to go out and work every day but you still have to do it. Especially when its a day with zero appointments and you are just going to be walking all day. We sometimes go out and are walking for 6 and a half hours straight. Thats rough but you just have to find ways to have fun doing it.

But the biggest news of this week is that Osvaldo is doing awesome. He is doing better and better every time we meet with him and he is changing his life through the atonement. He is such an awesome guy whose life has been changed 180 degrees over the past three weeks. Right now he is still on track to be baptized the 13th of February which will be awesome to see. I wish you guys could all meet him.

Also, the volcano that is about 30 minutes from our sector is erupting right now which is really cool. Yesterday there was a big lightning storm because of it at night and it looked super cool. We also had a ward family night this week which went well. It was funny because two guys from our ward are in a band and they brought their guitars and stuff and performed on the stage in the church. I felt like I was in an Evangelic church clapping and stuff. It was weird but fun.

Nothing else really happened so I hope you all have a good week and are loving the cold weather!

Love Elder Parker


I couldn´t think of a title  for this week but how are you all doing? Things are nice and warm here and thats really tiring but its all good too. There isn´t much to talk about this week but Ill try and keep it interesting. 

So last week we found the guy that was super drunk with a ton of problems. His name is Osvaldo and we are working with him now. He has a baptismal for the 13th of February and came to church yesterday. He has all sorts of problems in his life and when we taught baptism and the chance that we have to be "Born Again" and start over fresh in our lives, he cried. He is super great and has more desire to be baptized than anyone I have met so far on my mission. His only problem that I can see right now is his drinking. He is definitely addicted. He knows that it is destroying his life but he cant stop. But I will let you know where we are at with him next week.

More than that... we did a few things of service for people this week. Cleaned rugs, emptied a pool, and a few more things. This week went by really fast. We also had a worldwide missionary conference on Wednesday which was really good called "Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts." We got to hear from a few of the apostles and it was awesome to have a training like that. Thats pretty much it though for this week. Hope you all have a great week and stay safe.

Elder Parker