¡Hola, familia, y chao, Hualpen!
Today, after finding out cambios by playing rock-paper-scissors and popping balloons, I learned that I will be saying goodbye to Hualpen!
After 18 weeks in Hualpen, the Lord is calling me again to the country!
Tomorrow, I will be leaving for Quirihue, the humblest pueblo of the mission. Two hours outside of Tomé, where our zone is centered and where district classes are held, Quirihue is one of the most isolated towns of the entire mission. The unit itself is neither ward nor branch, rather a "group" organized as an addition to an existing branch in Colemu. The branch president comes to Quirihue for the Sacrament meeting held in our house!
I'll be living with three other elders whom I know well, my companion being Elder Fonseca! Elder Fonseca was Elder Fuentealba's companion in el CCM! He is from California, and has three months in the sector. We two will be living with Elder Baldwin and Elder Nelson, and all considered I will be the "old man" of the house!
This past weekend we enjoyed the groundbreaking of the Concepción temple! We attended the broadcast in our centro de estaca, and Elder Fuentealba had the opportunity to witness it alongside his grandma! The service was special, and it was neat to see our mission president seated behind those speaking! haha.
Later Saturday evening, Fernanda was baptized! A great number of her family attended, and Hermano Saez, her grandpa, baptized her. The water was too warm at first for Hermano Saez but, after breaking out the fireman's hose to cool it down, the two descended into the water and Fernanda was baptized. :) Sunday morning, Elder Fuentealba and I participated as her grandpa confirmed her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. A very spiritual weekend ended well!
Today, we are running about after having gone to centro and later played a team of carabineros (Chilean police) in basketball in our stake center!
There is much to pack, and many to visit, and so we are running!
I love you, my family, and pray that you might have a most wonderful week!
Elder Trent Sellers :)
|I leave tomorrow for my new assignment in Quirihue, Chile which is about 50 miles north of Concepcion.|
|Population only 12,562!|