Monday, November 30, 2015


¡Feliz día de acción de gracias, familia!

¡Celebramos con pai!

This week will not be forgotten as one of the busiest and most rewarding of the mission.

After Thanksgiving celebrated with pie, us elders and the hermanas (Hermana Monroy and Hermana Black) from Coelemu came together on Black Friday to teach all about their family history! We put together our efforts and talents to make a booth where we invited any of those in the street in Coelemu to learn about their ancestors and how they can become eternal families. It was special, and incredible to see every elder and hermana talking to everyone.

Saturday morning, we finished packing lunches for the youth of Quirihue and Coelemu, and Elder Fonseca and I ran to gather young men. After enjoying pancakes with manjar, Presidente Parra took us to the base of cerro Coiquen where we climbed to the top! We saw from ocean to mountain! It was a long hike that took more than 6 hours in total!


¡Nos cambiaron! I will be going to Coelemu! I can't begin to explain how surprising this cambio is. Elder Fonseca is leaving to Penco, and I will be opening a sector for elders in Coelemu, training a new elder as the hermanas are leaving!

Tomorrow I will learn who the boy is!

I am grateful for so much, and for the new opportunities that Heavenly Father has entrusted in me.

I love you, my family!

Mucho amor de su misionero,
Elder Trent Sellers :)

Have to fly to Quirihue!

Made it to the top of Cerro Coiquen

Elder Fonseca, Elder Baldwin, Elder Nelson, Elder Sellers

Cerro (Hill) Coiquen in the background

Hiking up Cerro (Hill) Coiquen 

Teaching all about family history! (in Coelemu)

Our Thanksgiving pie!

Monday, November 23, 2015


¡Feliz día de acción de gracias, familia!

Eso quiere decir...


There is so much for which to give thanks. Although Thanksgiving is not so celebrated here in Chile, I will be reflecting this week for all that my Heavenly Father has given me.

To begin, though, I give thanks for my family. I wouldn't be who I am, neither be where I am, if it were not for my family. I have had such incredible examples to follow.

Quirihue is progressing! Another successful Sunday with 24 present - and more Quirihuanos than even the previous week!

Elder Fonseca and I attended the first hour of weeks in the main rama of Coelemu Sunday morning, traveling 45 minutes there and beginning to work with the young men. We have a hike planned this weekend to climb the cerro Coiquen!

It may not be Thanksgiving in Chile, but we will yet celebrate!

¡Les amo! :)

Elder Trent Sellers

Monday, November 16, 2015


Never one is far from seeing miracles!

This was a week to be remembered in the progression of Quirihue!

In two different occasions in the past week, we elders had met with our branch president, Presidente Parra, and separately with Hermano Marcelo Arevena of the stake High Council, to discuss the future of Quirihue and possible changes to be made in Sunday meetings. A decision was concluded to increase the hours of meetings from two to the inspired three, and to hold the Sacrament meeting as the first hour. For the last number of weeks, meetings in Quirihue were held from 3:00 until 5:00 in our home, the Sacrament meeting being the second hour after a general class the first hour.

The change was anxiously considered by some, especially in regards to the attendance of the hermanos of Quirihue in the first hour of the block, but, come Sunday, what a miracle!

There were 27 in attendance in the Sacrament meeting, 14 hermanos coming from Quirihue itself! A number absent would have only added to the strength of the greatly improved attendance. Classes were organized and every organization, for the first time in months, met in its own due class.

Presidente Parra pulled me aside, and has asked me to serve as Young Men's President in both Quirihue and the main branch Coelemu! There is a possibility that we might travel on Sundays.

Hermana Humilde was also in attendance during the second hour during a Gospel Principles class that Elder Fonseca and I taught.

Blessings we saw, indeed!

Today we come from a morning spent on the black-sand beaches of Cobquecura! That was an adventure only to be later described by pictures!

I love you, my family, and pray that you might have a wonderful coming week! I pray for each of you every day, and I love you between this distance.

Have a fun week, my parents, and love you, Bread!

Mucho amor,

Elder Trent Sellers

Our replica of the Concepción temple!

Spectacular views!


Elder Baldwin
Elder Nelson
Elder Fonseca
Elder Sellers

Monday, November 9, 2015


Hello, my family!

¡Buenas tardes, pues!

I am writing from Tomé, after having spent the morning and early afternoon as a zone at the beach! (Mr. Bean voice)

After having a traditional breakfast of breakfast burritos and watching Meet the Mormons, we took colectivos to Dichato to a beautiful and secluded beach. We enjoyed the warm day and had a Concepción temple-building contest in the sand!

This week has been one in which Elder Fonseca and I have seen the Lord bless us in our circumstances. Quirihue is an active town with limited resources in terms of the members. Although we found it a challenge to work with the members this week, Heavenly Father blessed us by guiding us to a number of homes at the end of the week where we were able to share. Friday, we entered into four homes that we had never previously entered, and between Friday and Sunday found two very receptive older sisters who came to accept baptism.

One, Humilde, who committed herself to church, walked into Sacrament meeting as a sudden surpise to all after Elder Fonseca and I had both spoken in the meeting. It was an incredible blessing! During the Sacrament meeting, I was able to share an impromptu talk, and felt inspired to speak of my young men's experience and two special leaders, Brother Gardner and Brother Moss. I am forever grateful for those two amazing men, and the lasting impressions that they have made in me.

I can only hope that one day I might be able to make an impression to the effect that they have made in me.

Les amo, familia, y ¡les deseo una buena semana!

Mucho amor de su misionero,

Elder Trent Sellers

Monday, November 2, 2015


¡Me siento parte de Quirihue!

In two weeks, I have become pretty well accustomed to Quirihue!

Elder Fonseca and I are doing all that we can to strengthen the testimonies of the few members that are here, and reaching out to all those that have yet to come to know the Gospel.

There is much to do in Quirihue, and I am thankful to be able to use much of what I have learned in the mission in this special place.

Elder Fonseca, Elder Baldwin, Elder Nelson, and I had a fun Halloween. Although we didn't have an activity here in Quirihue, Elder Fonseca and I made papelitos (little papers) where we wrote a small Happy Halloween message and attached dulces (sweets) and delivered them to the members! It was great to see their faces at the site of the small gesture and sweets! haha.

I hope you, my family, had a wonderful holiday weekend as well. Such traditions, new and old!

Mucho amor,

Elder Trent Sellers :)

Este es delicioso

¡La familia Garrido Galleguillos nos visitó!

¡Fue tan genial y super generoso de ellos! ;)


Mucho amor,
Elder Sellers