Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Welcome Home Elder Philpott

Shayla holds up the sign we made for him

Here he comes

A hug from Mom and Dad

A hug from Aryan

The Philpott Family

The Moarefdoust Family

Aryan and Jared

What a great looking Elder!

Would you like to see Elder Philpott when he came home? You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_fAJdElok
His first meal back home - He wanted Pizza and Root Beer.  YUMMY!!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Good Bye Chile Concepcion Mission

President Humphrey says "Good Bye" to all the departing missionaries in December.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

One Last Baptism

What a great Elder - to sneek in one last baptism the day before he goes home!
The baptisme of Beatriz Fierro Munoz.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Friends

A little good bye hug from Elder Ford

Eduardo and Roberto are sad to see Elder Philpott leaving

The Cuevas Family

The Oportu Family

Monday, December 10, 2012

12.10.12 Last letter from the Mission Field

This week went well. last week i went and said goodbye to people i knew in valle hermoso. it was hard to say goodbye to a lot of them.
this week we actually got a couple people in church this sunday. which made it a good week. and made it possible for one of our investigators to get baptised this sunday!! so that would be a great going away gift for me :)
Elder Ford is pretty sad that i am leaving. hes like "What am i gonna do when your gone????" but he`ll be fine haha.
it is unbelievable that this is the last letter i will be writing to you. yesterday i had to give a talk in church. i decided to talk about sacrifice. and talked about Jesus Christ and his sacrifice and how i was so thankful to have been able to participate a tiny bit in his mission to save all of mankind and feel a bit of the pain he felt. the things i have learned on my mission are invaluable. it has been extremely difficult sometimes. enough to make me want to just give up and go home. but at other times i have had the most spiritual experiences. i have come so much closer to God. i understand more about who he is, how he works, what he wants me to do, and most importantly how much he really loves me and has everything planned out for me to succeed if i will only do my part and stay faithful.
I really cant believe its over. all the preparation i have had since primary, come and gone. but it was deffinitly worth every second of it. I think my favorite thing about the mission was seeing the difference i was really able to help make in some peoples lives. the other favorite thing i have from the mission was learning. i have learned SOO much in my studies. deep doctrine about who God is, how things are in the church, how they were and what will happen in the future. and after all of that study and putting it in practice i can say with out any doubt in my mind that i know that this is the true church of God here on the earth in these latter days. I know that he exists. and is just waiting for us on the other side of the veil. i only hope that i will feel worthy to be in his presence and that he will be pleased with me and who i have become after this life here on earth.
So I guess I will see all of you in a week.
Until then,
Love, Elder Jared Philpott


Monday, December 3, 2012


Sorry i dont have much time right now, so i will have to write all of you together. But just so you know, i am doing just fine, just a little sick right now but it should go away soon.
but thank you all for writing me. i dont have much time right now, cuz im in valle hermoso saying goodbye to a bunch of people here. its soo crazy that this is my second to last P-day! these 2 years have gone by way too fast. its been sad talking to members and converts here that im close too. but its also something really beautiful that could have only happened from going on the mission. its been soo fun, and yet sooo soo hard. all of the things that have happened have served for my learning. i am eternally grateful for the experience and the privilage.
this week was kind of hard. we had an investigator come to church but he felt uncompfortable and left before the meeting started. so we were pretty down because of that. but we are still seeing progress from people. im going to be working till the day i leave. there is still a possibility that we could baptize someone before i leave, so we`re trying.
funny things that happened, i cant remember too many. but one thing im not going to miss that much is this crappy house we live in here haha the light switch in the bathroom went bad, so we have to lean a broo, up against it to turn it off. the bunk bed broke before i got here so i sleep on a matress on the floor, but its still compfortable haha Elder Fords shoe broke. the shoes he has had for almost a year and a half. so he was bummed, but hes going to get it fixed still. my shoes have big holes in the bottom too which makes my sock get all dirty if i dont put a pad in it from another shoe. i thijnk ill keep them as a memory haha
i have soo many memories here that i never want to forget.
but i am axious to see all of you in about 14 days.
i miss and love you all
until then love
Elder Jared Philpott