Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Well things here in chile are going good now. we had a baptism yesterday. a ten year old girl named vanessa that weve been teaching for awhile. her biggest doubt about getting baptised was her fear of the water. and when she got baptised, her feet came up the first time and she got water in her nose and didnt want to do it again. and was crying but she calmed down after a little bit and did it again successfully. i felt bad for her. but shes an awesome little girl and said she did it because she had a lot of faith in God and that he would take care of her. i could learn a lot from her.
My new companion is great, his name is Elder Benitez. he`s from Paraguay. and hes only been a member of the church for 5 years. his whole family was catholic but got baptised together shortly after meeting the missionaries. hes still learning a lot about church doctrine, but he has a really strong testimony. We work together really well too. The other new elder here is Elder Cruz from La Paz, Bolivia. he is hilarious and a great guy. ha had to learn spanish for the mission cuz where he`s from they speak a native dialect called guarani. its amazing how much more peaceful it is in the house now. i can actually get to bed on time now here haha
now we just got back from playing soccer with some of the members here. it was pretty fun. but its still pretty cold here. but at least the sun has been coming out lately. and today in the evening were going to have a family home evening with a family out in the country it should be pretty fun.
im doing fine. staying warm and dry. haha
we`re working with this one 21 year old girl named javiera. she was the only one of our investigators that came to church sunday. i think she will be getting baptised soon.

other than that life is still pretty normal here.
I love and miss everyone!
Elder Jared Philpott

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