Monday, October 31, 2011


as for chile... things are good. we had 2 baptisms sunday. and they werent easy! we had to fight to get them there cuz they wanted their dad to be there who works out of town, so when he finally got there he told them that he didnt even want to go to the baptism :P so they didnt really wanna come if he wasnt there, but they came at the very end of church just in time for their baptism and had us nervous the whole time, cuz we announced it in sac. mtg and had already filled the font, so it would have been real embarrassing if they decided not to show up :P but they made it, and are now a part of the lords covenant people and have been cleaned from their sins, so i feel like they got a good deal ;)
And yes they do celebrate halloween here. but thats something recent that started. it kind of came from seeing it on the tv here lol so chile just kind of adopted that holiday lol and our ward hed a halloween activity that went pretty good. we had 2 investigators come, and i had to dress up... ill send pix... lol but it was good.
So this cambio is over and i just heard cambios today. my comp E Call is going to be a daddy and be a district leader. E Raley is gonna be a Zone Leader, and Me. Im gonna be a district leader too. And i getting sent to a place called Penco (pane-co) near the beach :) so im pretty excited to see how that will look. but its wierd thinking that im gonna be a district leader now :P hope the Lord knows what hes doin lol so things are about to get a little bit more crazy here... :P but its all good. hard to believe that at the end of this cambio ill have a year in the mission.
Elder Philpott

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Chiles still good. going to the beach today was probly the highlight of my week. we went there and played frisbee and football and ate some good food. the water was freezing, so i didnt have to many desires to go swimming anyways.
the investgators are good. Daniella is still crazy. jackson is still coming to church and says he wants to go on a mission actually, so needless to say, that would be sweet :) the work is going good. were getting some good numbers, but cambios are this monday, so well prbly get changed anyways now that we figured out how to work together :P who knows, i might be training a newbe. its called having a kid here, cuz yoiuy have to teach them how to do everything lol but think would be fun. id show him all the tricks haha but yeah not much different. im still pressing on.
Sorry this was short this week, but we just got back from our Zone Conference on the beach, 2 hours from her and I don't have much time.
Elder Jared Philpott

Monday, October 17, 2011


so baisically not much has been different here. this week was a lot better for us than the last 2 have been. we found a total of 13 new people to teach this week, and 4 of them are this really cool family we found. and 1 of them is one we found last night, her name is Daniella. We started out doing contacts sunday evening cuz we needed like 30 more to hit our weekly goal of 140, so we came to an intersection, flipped a coin to decide where to go and got to work, a lot of people saying they were busy, or that they were jehovas wittnesses and didnt want to start a fight or just old catholic poeple that shut the door in our face lol then we heard this sound that we thot sounded like a dinosaur so we went down that street top see if we could find out what it was, but we didnt have any luck. and next door to the place where heard the noises was a church building for the jehovas wittnesses so just out of spite i went and knocked the house right next to it and this girl around 25 yrs old came out and let us in. so we found out that she was catholic by tradition, but never went. and she lived there with her grandparents and her parents and that their house collapsed in the earthquake and that tis girl really likes cats. lol i guess she had like 11 and all but 3 died in the earthquake. and she really loves doing paintings and is studying art in college lol so baisically she was a hippy lol but she was funny. so we taught the restoration and told her about the Book of Mormon and when we pulled it out to and started talking about it we were like "this book can help you get an answer to any question in ur life" and she was like "ANYYYY question???"
"ummm yeah...?"
"Gimme that!" and she grabbed it out of my comps hands and started like petting it lol :D
so then she asked if there were martians and how she could be more awake and recieve more inspirations for her paintings, so i told her that if she stopped drinking tea and coffee or alchohol she would be more awake, and she was like "hey that makes sense! im gonna try it!" lol so she has a head start on the word of wisdom lesson now lol but she said she would read the chapter we left her so we´ll see how that went tuesday night. and then at the end, we were doing a closing prayer with her, and my comp started to pray, and one of her cats started rubbing up against his leg, so she grabbed it and chucked it accross the room in the middle of the prayer lol :D it was really hard to keep from busting out laughing lol but other than that this week was kinda boring. we took all the tea from one of our investigators so she could stop drinking. so last night we burnt it on the little ledge out back of our house lol so were pretty sure she´ll be off the stuff for good now haha the only major bummer is that she didnt come to church yesterday :P and she said she would n everything. but im pretty used to that now.
I love and miss you all and will see you in about 14 months!
Elder Philpott

Monday, October 10, 2011


The weather here is getting hotter slowly, but its still freezing every night. but yeah chile is still good,the zone just got back from a good game of soccer. we had a baptism the other week, but we didnt get any of the people we wanted in church today :( so thats always a bummer, but the work goes on... ugh and one of the days this week it just randomly started POURING rain. like gigantic drops. and it was all coming from this big grey cloud above our city and all the way around it, it was a sunny nice day. it was wierd. and we just so happened to have door contacts planned for that hour. so we went out with our little umbrellas and knocked doors in the pouring rain. most of the people that came out just said we were nuts and that we should go home lol cuz by that time it started to actually thunder and lightning here! witch is SUPER rare here. and everytime you heard thunder all girls near by would jump and scream lol it was really funnny :D but no one let us in, and our feet got soaked. cuz there were rivers in like every street, cuz chile doesnt have the best drainage systems :P so that was dumb, but our shoes are dry now at least :P lol i have a new nickname here too, no one can pronounce Philpott, so they started calling me Elder Pitbull, like the rapper. lol but theres also a player on the chillean soccer team called that too. so now they all remember who i am at least lol but yeah thats about all thats been going on this week for me lol So thanks for the letter :) i miss you all so much and cant wait to see you all when i get back :) until then...
Elder Philpott

Monday, October 3, 2011


This week was good. we had conference, it wasnt in spanish, cuz we set up a room for the gringos to watch it in english, which always fun, we buy a bunch snacks before hand and then just pig out lol but i was listening at the same time too lol investigators... just one, but we were expecting 2 whole families that we´re working with, and they seemed really good, but it looks like we got some more work to do :P but on the bright side, the investigator that came (Jackson) was baptised after the evening session of conference :) so i guess you could say it was a good conference :) pix to come.... he even went to the preiesthood session that starts at 9 here and goes to 11 :P but he said he loved it, and the Profet was really funny. then later a bunch of missionaries stayed in our appartment cuz they didnt want to go all the way back to their sectors and then go back to the church, so we played a bunch of card games, and some people had to sleep on the floor lol then the next day at conference while we were watching it, one of the elders thot it was hot, so he opened a window and then hear a cat screaming as it fell past the window lol then we heard it hit the ground from 2 stories up lol i guess it was walking on top of the building and when he opened the window he scared it and it fell lol it was pretty funny :D well at least for me it was... haha the only real big thing that happened this week besides the bqaptism, was that we heard that one of the sisters in the ward that we recently re-activated had a panick attack, so we went over to see how their family was doing, cuz we know that she is a little emotionally unstable, so we went over and found out thatshe had actually tried to kill herself :( she was feeling overwhelmed with work and being a mother, so she wrote a suicide note and took some pills and then layed down on the couch, then her husband came in, read the note, went into shock and just sat down on the couch next to her. then in an inspired visit, her father in law came over to drop some empanadas off, and saw what was happening and then called the ambulance and saved her. so we just talked with them for a little bit sharred a scripture gave them a blessing and told them to go talk to the bishop cuz they were having some matrimonial problems too i guess. it was scary, but they seem good now. this is a very important job we have as missionaries, taking care of people souls.  it feels like a ton of responsability sometimes, im only glad i have the spirit to rely on, and its nothing that im really doing at all.
So yup. life is going on. the world is still turning. i still miss yall and love ya. stay safe please.
Love elder philpott

Jackson's Baptism

In the words of Jared: "He was way ready haha he even studied for like 2 hours for his baptismal interview haha he´s 18 yrs old, so ya never know, he might just end up goin on the mission haha :) but he still hasnt told either of his parents that he got baptised. they live in santiago, but he doesnt think they´ll care that much. but his extended family that lives here was really happy that he got baptised :) "