¡Qué semana, mi familia querida!
¡¡¡CHILE GANÓ LA COPA AMÉRICA!!!
After going into overtime and reaching the very last penal, Chile made history on Saturday by winning the American Cup for the very first time!
It's an incredible time to be in Chile, and here I am serving!
We were able to watch the game, and after had to spend the remainder of the night at home because of the craziness of the Chilean people! It's absolutely amazing what patriotism the Chilenos have! We spent the rest of the night before going to bed hearing passing cars honking their horns to different rythmns and many in the street cheering and blowing their own horns and noisemakers.
It was a great end to a very occupied week with much to do! On Tuesday, Elder Holt and I had to leave to another sector, Villa Acero, to do three different baptismal interviews (two between a mom and her daughter), and on Wednesday I left to Cerro Verde to do a mini cambio with Elder Bird (le dicen Elder Pájaro jaja) for a day. We ourselves stayed very busy trying to take advantage of the time in our own sector, and were able to share a number of times with Cristina and her family.
There is a lot ahead with another week presenting itself to us. Things in Hualpen itself are well. We leave in a "block," one of many large, rectangular apartment buildings that from the outside looks rather run-down but in the inside is actually quite nice. Elder Holt is awesome, and he has learned a ton already in his time in Chile. He is such a cheerful guy, and a great and funny friend. He is from Wayne, Nebraska, I should add! Ah, and we are living with two other elders - Elder Jenson and Elder Mariano - my very same compañero anterior from Brasil who finishes his mission this cambio!
It's great to be together again, and Elder Mariano keeps us all entertained! haha.
Well, my family, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. ¡Saludos de Chile a Alaska! ;) Stay safe and have a wonderful trip, my parents. Pan, I love you and hope you have an incredible week and are able to get things as you want them with the new house, including the little-brother suite. :)
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, o FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS, TO JOYCE! I love you, Joyce, and I wish you the very happiest birthday possible! :)
Thank you, my family, for all your love. :)
¡Que tengan una semana fantástica!
Mucho amor de su misionero,
Elder Trent Sellers