¡Buenas, mi familia!
¡Es el día de cambios nuevamente!
¡Elder Hartvigsen y yo NOS QUEDAMOS en Coihueco!
To all here, we look like brothers, and we'll be together for another cambio working as hard as we've been and leading the entire missionary work in this small pueblo! The sector of the hermanas (sister missionaries) is closing, and we two will be the only missionaries in the branch. We will have to continue teaching all who we have been visiting, as well as those of the hermanas. It is going to be an incredible experience, and means a great increase of the work for us.
Apart from a new challenge in the sector, Presidente Arrington called last night and extended to me a new calling - as a district leader! I am grateful and truly humbled for the opportunity to serve in another capacity, and look forward to these coming weeks! Being a district leader involves calling other missionaries and measuring their progress multiple times in the week, planning mini cambios between sectors, and interviewing those approaching baptism. It will be a learning experience, given the challenges of our sector and the responsibilities involved, and I readily accept it!
Apart from the blessing of a new call, I also had the surprise to be visited by two of the sisters from my last new sector Longavi yesterday - Hermana Carmen and Teory! They had communicated with one of the hermanas here in the branch, Hermana Alejandra Galleguillos, and came to surprise me and wish me a happy birthday from the past few! It was a trip of somewhere close to three hours in one direction - a great sacrifice that they made to make it to Coihueco! We enjoyed their visit during the hours of church, and took a few pictures while they were there.
Today, Elder Hartvigsen and I met up with a few of the other elders before cambios to say goodbye. We followed up last week's lunch at a Chinese Buffet (first time in Chile!) by going to the Fuente Alemana Express. It was a delicious lunch, and now we're writing and preparing to head back to Coihueco to take advantage of the day. We are going to see if we might be able to send a few pictures later...
A quick thank you to Cris for the birthday package, and to Pan (Travis) for the birthday card. :) I also got the Easter card from Grannie and Papa, and a number of sweet birthday emails from Joyce. Thank you!
Really, thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday this past week! I love you, and thank you.
Family, I hope you have a wonderful week! We will SEE each other this Sunday around 3:30 FLORIDA TIME. We are still an hour behind. ;) Prepare to Skype some time around then! We will be at the house of Hermano Lorenzo.
Until then - ¡les amo!
Mucho amor de su elder,
Elder Trent Sellers
¡Salto de Itata! (from our zone activity in March)
I found Mickey! (a favorite from back in Longavi!)
|It's a bit chilly in chile!|
After the tortazo! (in the home of la familia Garrido)