Monday, August 27, 2012


But things here are going pretty good. i arrived here in my new sector tuesday, which was a big pain actually cuz it was raining like crazy! first we had to haul my luggage onto a little bus to go from San Carlos to chillan, then go to the FBI building to get my passport and finnish up a bit of paperwork for my visa, then go to the bus terminal and get on a bus to concepciòn. so i arrived there and met my new comp Elder Vasquez from Guatemala. who has been here for only 2 cambios. this is his 3rd. so we left the tbus terminal and had to walk like 6 blocks in the pouring rain and wind to the bus stop for Tome. but we finally arrived at the sector Frutillares which is only a branch but it has some really good members.
So we got to our appartment building and climbed up to the second floor and got into our little house here. its pretty darn small compared to the last one i was in. and the shower here is TERRIBLE. its an electrically heated shower. first time in the mission that i havent had a gas shower. so we have a list on the bathroom door that says whose turn it is to shower first in the morning cuz the first shower is always the coldest. but even being forth, the water comes out barely even warm. but the good thing is no one takes to extremely long in the shower :D so then i left my luggage there changed into dry clothes and we went out to our lunch appointment, which was at the very bottom of the biggest hill here. the whole sector is really a hill. beautiful views of the ocean and all of the city, but my legs are just now getting used to the constant going up and down. it reminds me a lot of our backpacking trips in west virginia, so now ill be really ready when we go.
this week we had stake conference. and the mission president was there with his wife and an area 70 from argentina. they all gave talks at the conference. and we had invited a few people to come to church with us but didnt really have anyone who could go. the only possible person we had was in concepcion. and i guess in this sector they havent had a person in church for like the past 2 months. so ive got some work ahead of me. but the worst was that the president asked me if afterwards if we had investigators there and i had to tell him no :P but i think we'll be able to have at least one in church this week.
today we went and played soccer at the church. its finally starting to warm up a little bit here. its funny cuz here in chile all of the chapels have soccer/basketball courts behind them and all the kids always want to come play on it, and they usually just climb the huge fence and play anyways.
so yeah thats pretty much life right now.

thanks for the letters. i love and miss you all tons. wish i coulda been there with yall last night sounds like you had a lot of fun. dallin seems to be a bit of a trouble-maker now a days haha anyways ill see ya all in a few months
until then love
Elder Jared Philpott


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