Saturday, September 3, 2016

Two Years To Two Weeks

August 29, 2016

Hola familia!!!

The mission is weird because you can be 6 months in or 23 months in and you can’t tell the difference. Some may think it is like a climatic thriller but I would better compare it to long history book--lots of migration, settlement, wars of opinions, and the occasional victory!  There are many dull days, but it does have its moments that make it all worth it.

I wouldn’t know I’m ending except that EVERYONE here (mainly my companion) reminds me everyday haha.  But I made a goal my first night in the CCM (missionary training center) that I would work till the end, and I plan to do just that.

This week was good.  Never thought I would make it to this point, but I ate fish head soup and it didn’t gross me out! It must have had magical powers because after lunch we were all knocked out for a good half hour. haha

We are a little concerned for our investigator whose baptism is planned for the 10th, hope it works out!  It would be an awesome way to send me off.  The mission this month had 94 baptisms, more than we’ve had in 5 years so that was exciting!  I’m sure we will be celebrating that in leadership training this week.

On Saturdays we are doing the impossible: teaching the Old Testament in Spanish to a group of active seminary teens.  If they learn anything it will be a miracle!

Well, if you want to write me it needs to be by this Sunday night the 4th—Monday, September 5th will be my last regular pday. The following week I will be traveling to the mission home in Antofagasta—the first leg on my way home!

Have a great week!

Everything is awesome,

Elder Phillips

The District
Formal Group Shot

My Apartment Kitchen
Study Area
Poor dog was accidentally locked in the churchyard--we let him out and he was fine.

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