Where is the turkey and the pumpkin pie?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
CHURCH TRAVEL CWT DATE 21JUNE12
50 EAST NORTH TEMPLE ST AGENT VH/JG BOOKING REF 8CSRZM
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84150
TELEPHONE: 801 240-5111 PHILPOTT/JARED MICH 202059-R
FAX : 801-240-5115
CHILE CONCEPCION MISSION
SERVICE DATE FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE
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LAN AIRLINES 17DEC CONCEPCION SANTIAGO 525P 635P
LA 210 MONDAY CARRIEL SUR A MERINO BENIT
Y ECONOMY TERMINAL D
NON SMOKING SNACK NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 1:10 DURATION
FLIGHT OPERATED BY LANEXPRESS
AIRCRAFT: AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A320-100/200
SEAT 07C NO SMOKING CONFIRMED
LAN AIRLINES 17DEC SANTIAGO MIAMI FL 1025P 510A
LA 500 MONDAY A MERINO BENIT MIAMI INTL 18DEC
N ECONOMY TERMINAL INTL
BREAKFAST/DINNER NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 8:45 DURATION
AIRCRAFT: BOEING 767-300/300ER
SEAT 28L NO SMOKING CONFIRMED
AMERICAN AIRLINES 18DEC MIAMI FL COLUMBUS OH 1000A 1240P
AA 3538 TUESDAY MIAMI INTL PT COLUMBUS
NON SMOKING FOOD FOR PURCHASE NON STOP
RESERVATION CONFIRMED 2:40 DURATION
FLIGHT OPERATED BY AMERICAN EAGLE
AIRCRAFT: EMBRAER RJ145
SEAT 13C NO SMOKING CONFIRMED
RESERVATION NUMBER(S) AA/KQEVRN
PHILPOTT/JARED MICHAEL 202059-R
This week was pretty lame actually. mostly because none of our investigators came to church :P that always makes us feel like we failed, but theres always next week. So we`ll just try even harder.
this week we had a plesant surprise for thanksgiving. one of the sisters in the ward told us to come over to her house on thursday. so we went not knowing what she wanted, and when we came in we saw that she had a table with food set up for us and her family. it was a really nice thing for them to do for us. they also gave us little leather bags to keep change in that everyone uses here.
Then later in the week i was looking for my suitcase to get something out of it, so i went under the staircase to get it and i saw a box there with a colapsable christmas tree in it, so i pulled it out and we set it up in the downstairs part of the apartment. the only thing is that the only ornament it has is just a silver paper star on the top haha so it looks kind of sad lol but its better than nothing haha. ill try to get a picture of it to you next week.
Hrad to believe i only have 3 weeks left. the ward here is already planning my farewell. and today i just recieved a copy of my travel plans. ill send those to you too.
anyways thanks for the letters
i miss and love you all and will see you in just 21 days!!
Elder Jared Philpott
Friday, November 23, 2012
THings have been alright here. This week was kind of slow actually. but in the end, we had one person in church, so it all turned out fine. it was the little sister if our convert eduardo. so she should be next in the water.
the only interesting/funny things that happened this week had to do with animals haha The first one was more goats lol but this time we were walking around in their territory. we needed to get down this hill fast to our next appointment, and we found this little path that goes thru the woods, so we decided to take it, and we found like 4 goats half way down, they came up and sniffed us and nibbled our pants n shoe laces, then we started going back down the hill and one of the smaller goats started like ramming my companion to push him down the hill! lol so he was getting ticked at the goat cuz he was already havin trouble getting down, so iwent up and pushed the goat back haha and then i had a headbutting competion with it. it won of course haha but it was pretty funny.
THe other thing that happened was with the weiner dog this one member has. We went over to his house to pick up our laundry late at night before going back to our house, and his little dog was outside, so we started petting it a tiny bit, and when we left it started following us. and we didnt think anything of it and just kept walking, then once we went past the church and it was still following us, we started stomping on the ground and telling it go home but it would just stand there and start foloowing us again when we walked, so we just thot "ah it probly knows its way around here" so we let it follow us till we got to our road, then we tried to make it go away again but it still followd us, so we just went back to our house cuz we were tired, and it followed us right into the house, so we just took it upstairs and started planning for the next day and decided we would just take it back early the next morning cuz we were exausted. and when the other missionaries got to the house we just had it in our room and waited till they sat down in theirs and then let it go in their room, and they freaked out and were like "why the heck is there a dog in here!?"
so we explained, then decided to just take the dog back right then. so we walked it all the way back to their house, dropped it behind the fence and started walking home, but then it came out again and started following us again, so we just knocked on his door and told him to restrain his dog lol they thot it was funny and said sorry and decided to give us lunch the next day haha so it turned out well.
anyways thanks for the letters. i miss and love you all,
ill see you in less than a month!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
So this week ended up being good. saturday we had 3 baptisms :) that family i told you to pry for last week got baptized. which makes 4 for this sector so far. so we`re actually doing pretty good now. but when we first were here we put a goal to get 5 baptizms before i go home, so we just need one more to get it. so that will be my goal for these next 5 weeks.
I`ve officially started the last cambio of my mission now. its a pretty wierd feeling.
well nothing really interesting happened this week. it rained actually for like 3 days which made a lot of things miserable. and like halfway thru the week we were trying to find baptismal clothes for the baptism. so we talked to this one member who told us that he was the ward mission leader before, and that he had some white baptism pants. so we went and got them from him. and it turned out to be 3 big bags of white pants. and we pulled them all out and it was like 60 pants. we have no idea where he got them from, but now we dont know what to do with them all.
its finally starting to get really hot. BUT it stilll rained this week :P but i think that was the end of the rain for this year here.
thats pretty much all that happened here.
thanks for the letters
i miss and love you all
see you in 5 weeks
-Elder Jared Philpott
OK, so I asked Jared since he was coming home soon, what would he miss most about being in the mission feild.....and this was his reply:
ok well im not sure what ill miss most about my mission till im actually home. but im gonna guess that it will be knowing tons of people and just having everyone love me. especially in chile haha cuz having blonde hair here makes you instantly like a rockstar in the streets. but back home ill just be a normal guy.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Things have been going good here. its finally gotten hot here. im starting to get sunburnt now on my face now, but my arms are just tan. i have a terrible tan line on my neck haha
numbers-wise this week was kind of difficult. all except for the great family we`re teaching, who have a baptismal date set up for this saturday. so i will need prayers from everyone to make sure it goes through without complications.
cuz sara`s husband gets drunk a lot and is causing a lot of problems in the house there and made them not want to go to church yesterday, but me n my comp went over to their house and talked to her about it. she was crying a lot, so we sharred some scriptures and tried to help her see how her problem could be fixed, and we told her pray about it. so she prayed with us and felt a little better then came to church with us with her kids, and they all felt tons better afterwards.
This week there were a couple of holidays where people go to the grave yards to leave flowers on all their relatives graves, but apart from that a lot of them have partys. including our neighbors that live in the apartments in front of ours! until 5 AM!! at one point in the night we were all awake and started yelling at them to shut up and trying to call the carabineros(cops) but thank goodness it wasnt an emergency cuz they didnt even answer us for like an hour and then they started asking us a ton of questions and where we were and the elder that was talking to them couldnt remember the name of the city so he hung up to ask us, and we got mad at him and decided to just give up on that idea. so we went and found all the stuff we could find to throw at their door. i found a pine cone and threw it and it hit the wall beside the door and scared this drunk guy haha! but he had no idea where it came from so he just went inside. we also used a blow gun that i made out of a little tube, some pins, a bit of paper and tape. it worked really well actually and i almost killed a bird with it one day lol
The good news is that our convert Eduardo recieved the aaronic priesthood yesterday! he was really excited too and understood all of it. it was a really neat feeling being a part of that.
thanks for the letters
ill be seeing you in 42 days. crazy huh???
Elder Jared Philpott