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Elder Parker Spanbauer
Chile Antofagasta Mission
Casilla de Correo 70

Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 63 Calama

May 23, 2016

So this week was a rollercoaster. Monday we had an awesome noche de hogar (family home evening) with bishop´s family. There were like 30 people there! We brought an investigator named Michael and he really enjoyed it. There was also another investigator that went named Carlos. Carlos is from Colombia and is 23 years old. We had the opportunity to teach him during the week and we taught the restoration. He really loves talking about the gospel and actually asked us how he could be an "Elder" haha. The problem is that he has 3 kids in Colombia so chances are that he won’t be able to serve a mission as a young adult. We invited him to baptism and he said he wants to read the Book of Mormon more and really study it before making any big decisions. We had our ward conference this week so there was an activity in the church every night this week. Carlos went to almost all of them! We are trying to set another appointment with him because he has many questions that the plan of salvation can answer. Tuesday I had my first district meeting and it was pretty fun actually. I taught about the importance of the Book of Mormon in one´s conversion. We then did some practices to learn how to better use it when answering our investigators questions. We find that as missionaries, it’s better to teach our investigators how to use the Book of Mormon to answer their own questions instead of us answering them. It shows them that the Book of Mormon is a tool and one of the most powerful tools that we have. The Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion. I have been able to gain such a profound testimony of it in the mission. Tomorrow I will be teaching about the second most important thing in our conversion... The Holy Spirit. The zone leaders will be coming to the district meeting as week so it should be awesome. I also get to do splits with the zone leaders tomorrow! I will be working with Elder Pereira from Brazil! Anyway, the rest of this week was just searching for new investigators and we found a few potential investigators. Our sector is weird because we have a huge part of our sector out in the middle of the desert called "Peuco". We have to take a bus to get there so we only work there about 2-3 times a week. We have several future investigators out there. It is really lame though because we have to walk all the way back to our house which takes like 40 minutes walking because after about 7pm the bus stops passing through Peuco. Anyway, we are working hard and plan to have a baptism here pretty soon! Love you all and here are some photos!

My District!

Family home evening in Bishop's house

The "Micro" (transportation in Chile)

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