Monday, September 28, 2015


¡Qué semana especial, familia!

This weekend, we will again listen to a living prophet and apostles in the General Conference of the church!

What a blessing it is to have a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who speaks with the Savior and guides His Church! General Conference in the mission is a different experience. This marks the fourth General Conference that I will watch in the mission and, as a missionary, I can feel the Spirit especially strong as I am doing the Lord's work and dedicating my thoughts and service to what is beyond myself.

May we all dedicate the time this weekend, setting aside our normal outings and passtimes, to listen to the prophet's voice. A special conference, it will be certainly, as three new apostles are called!

A wonderful week Elder Fuentealba and I finish here. After a week of much work with the members, a mini cambio (when Elder Fuentealba went to Barrio Esmeralda where his family lives), and a very delicious Noche de Hogar with the family of Obispo Avilez, we look forward to what is to come!

¡Les amo, mi familia!

Les deseo una semana fantástica, y mucho provecho en escuchar la Conferencia General. ;)

Mucho amor de su misionero,

Elder Trent Sellers
Yippee, a package from home!

What could it be?

Another great Chilean meal! Muchas gracias!

Monday, September 21, 2015



Ah, what a signature day, el 18 de Septiembre, and what a WEEK, las fiestas patrias!

Elder Fuentealba and I traversed the flag-lined streets of Hualpen, enjoying the sounds of folklore and the tempting smells and tastes of comida Chilena. Empanadas, pajaritos, alfajores, asado, and glasses of mote con huesillo made for two very satisfied missionaries at week's end.

Friday we ate lunch with la familia Vidal, one of the sisters being who we bring to church in her wheelchair on Sunday, and on Saturday we spent our given two hours in a ward activity with Hermano David Silva, his wife and daughter who are not yet members, and another investigator, Michael, who we went to go get. It was incredible to see all in the chapel enjoying the activity, and it was well spent on our part!

Elder Fuentealba and I continued working as hard as we could, and that included finding a man alone in his house the night of el 18 and sharing with him. The alimento espiritual that we shared makes up for the little alimento físico that we might have missed.

Very grateful for this beautiful country in the which I am serving, and very grateful for the blessing it is to bring the blessings of heaven to los Chilenos. :)

Mucho amor de su misionero,

Elder Trent Sellers

The Fiestas Patrias, September 18th, commemorates the proclamation of the First Governing Body of 1810, and marks the beginning of the Chilean Independence.

Flags line the quaint street for Septiembre 18th

Celebrating Septiembre 18th with a kite.

Monday, September 14, 2015



This coming week is the week of el 18 de septiembre, the national holiday of Chile, and las fiestas patrias!

There's been a spirit of that in the air this past week, and all are preparing with banderas flying in every corner and offers for choripan, pajaritos, empanadas, asado, and mote con huesillo lining the streets!

We had a fine past week, highlighted by the worldwide day of service. As nearly half of the mission, we united with the members of various stakes and cleaned the streets of Concepción, scraping posters off the walls and picking up trash. Apart from service, there was much missionary fun to be had in the week, and Elder Fuentealba and I were able to work with the members and see many less-active members in the chapel on Sunday.

This week we ourselves are preparing for the fiestas, and will do all that we can to teach these happy Chilenos!

A very FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS to Aunt Dee! I am celebrating, and so dedicated a doughnut! ;)

Also, happy Grandparents Day to Grannie and Papa!

Love you, my family! Running!

Much love,

Elder Trent Sellers

Celebrating Aunt Dee's birthday with a doughnut. Happy birthday Aunt Dee!

Cleaning the streets of Concepción during the worldwide day of service!

Cleaning the streets of Concepción during the worldwide day of service!

Monday, September 7, 2015


¡Felices cambios, familia!

Pero, cambios...¡no hay!

After playing musical chairs as a zone this morning, Elder Fuentealba and I learned that we are both staying in Hualpen! We will be together for another six weeks, and continue all that we have started.

That includes continuing to help all those that we have visited and taught!

I know that Presidente Arrington has prayed for revelation, and I know that the Lord has need of me here.

On Sunday, we had an incredible and spiritual testimony meeting. Hermano David Silva, who weeks before we had come across walking in the street, bore his testimony after having been inactive from the church for 17 years. Speaking of his wife and 9-year-old daughter, who are not members and whom he brought with him to the chapel, he expressed the great absence which he had felt in his life. Much of the ward was brought to tears, and the Spirit was felt so incredibly strong.

I consider myself blessed to look forward to another six weeks of visiting and teaching this great man and his family. I love the mission, and the changes that the Lord can make in those who love Him.

I love you, my family, and wish you a wonderful week!

Mucho amor de su misionero,
Elder Trent Sellers :)

(included are photos of the district and the zone!)