Monday, December 28, 2015


¡La pasamos bien la Navidad!

It was a wonderful Christmas in Chile!

Elder Beeston and I enjoyed Skyping from a nook between small shops outside of where a member family sells completos. We stayed in Coelemu for all of Christmas day and left notes with many of the members and nonmembers we so frequently visit!

José was baptized! (picture included)

¡Les amo!

Elder Trent Sellers :)

Jose's baptism 12/26/15

Home made chocolate chip cookies all the way from Orlando, FL!

Monday, December 21, 2015


¡Jo jo jo! (Ho ho ho!)

¡Viene la Navidad!

There is so much to tell that the time today won't permit. That's ok, though, because there will be a lot to explain to my family Christmas morning!

Elder Beeston and I spent a very special time last night caroling with four of the jóvenes (youth) of Coelemu. We visited a part-member family, la familia Bakit, and a less-active sister, Hermana Maria Troncoso, that is bound to her sofá for her health.

Friday night we supported the Primary attending their Christmas presentation, and then were asked to sing with them for an encoure Saturday evening at the branch Christmas dinner!

Elder Beeston and I have spent a very productive P-Day around Coelemu, and are making the preparations to leave for Tomé in another hour to be closer to Conce where we will attend the mission Christmas conference in Hualpen (my previous stake)!

I love you, my family!

¡Hasta viernes!

Mucho amor navideño de su misionero,

Elder Trent Sellers
Merry Christmas from me and Elder Beeston!

Went caroling with these 4 youth of the Coelemu Branch.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Jamás había trabajado así como en esta semana.

Suffice it to say that never have I worked as in this past week!

Elder Beeston and I have been blessed to an unprecedented scale in Coelemu. We were able to work with the members in truly inspired situations throughout the week, including visiting a part-member family with Presidente Parra that is in a similar situation to that in which he was three years ago. We found 12 new investigators, willing to listen to us again. Thursday through Sunday, we shared between 5 and 6 lessons each of those days.

We have invited all to remember why we need a Savior in this time of Christmas.

On Sunday, José came to church! Elder Beeston and I, before Sacrament meeting, taught the young men and then the Primary! haha. I gave a talk during the Sacrament meeting about being a witness of the Savior. We traveled to Quirihue in the afternoon and went with Relief Society representatives from the stake to do a visit between the block of meetings.

We spent Sunday night in Tomé, and this morning took a hike to a tunnel along the coast!

Much to show, but shall words suffice!

I love you, my family!

Mucho amor,
Elder Trent Sellers :)

Thursday, December 10, 2015


¡Elder Beeston sobrevivió su primera semana!

We two have come to walk these streets and enter into houses to a degree that neither of us had expected.

Elder Beeston and I were blessed to have the support from the members from our very first day. After having left our suitcases in the house and changed pants, we went out to work. We worked with the members every day except Sunday in our first week here. Hermano Jorge Silva took us to know many of the members Tuesday night, and he was followed by Freddy, Fernando, and Hermano Valenzuela as they also accompanied us the rest of the week.

We, Sunday, were blessed to see two investigators who we had found during the week in church (Jóse, más Cecilia)! 44 attended in Sacrament meeting. Before the third hour Sacrament meeting, Elder Beeston and I taught the class for the young men and subsequently the Sunday school for all of the youth. We bore our testimonies in the fast and testimony meeting. A bus ride in the afternoon took us to Quirihue, where Presidente Parra had asked us to preside for his absence for meetings with the stake president. I directed the fast and testimony meeting between the 14 of us in Quirihue, and Elder Beeston and I taught the adult Sunday school after and the combined Priesthood meeting later.

We have stayed attent to the Lord's service, and I am grateful for His trust. Elder Beeston has looked for eagerly to el día de preparación, and it's been well-earned! We just returned from gathering pine cones with the jóvenes and going on a short paseo with la familia Parra to el río Itata.

I love you, my family!

You are in my prayers. :)

Mucho amor de su élder,

Elder Trent Sellers