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Letter Mailing Address:
Elder Parker Spanbauer
Chile Antofagasta Mission
Casilla de Correo 70

Monday, February 27, 2017

Week 103 Copiapo

Feb 27th, 2017

Homeward Bound!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Week 102 Copiapo

Feb 20, 2017

Hey everybody!!!

So... this week was a lot better than the last. We were able work more with the members and we found 14 new investigators! Some of them have to be married and others have to go to church in order to be baptized. Things are finally starting to pick up here in this sector. I’m not sure if I will be able to see much of the fruits of my labors here but maybe afterward. We have some investigators that just have to commit to baptism but they just don’t feel so sure yet. Our zone tried to reach the goal of 14 baptisms in a month and if we reached it, President was going to let us watch captain America civil war! Sadly, we only have 10 baptisms and only 2 set baptisms for next Saturday so we didn’t get to watch it:( Guess I have to wait another week ;P hahaha. We could possibly have a baptism this weekend but our investigator is out of town and we don’t know when she gets back... It is super crazy to think that everything is coming to an end. I’m sad and excited at the same time. It is the weirdest feeling. I got one week left to leave it all on the field baby! I would like to take a second and thank everyone that has supported me in this decision to serve a mission. I’m so glad I made it and stuck with it. I know that I have been blessed and that others too have been blessed because of it. I hope all young men and women decide to serve missions as well. There is absolutely no university or college in the world that can teach what a missionary learns in his/her mission. So JUST DO IT. I would like to also share my testimony since this will be my last time writing home. 

I would like to start by saying that I know that Jesus Christ is my redeemer. I know that my sins have been and will be forgiven as I believe on his name and accept him as my savior. One of the most important principles of the gospel is enduring to the end. When I was called to serve a mission as Jeffery Holland says: "It was forever”. not just two years but for as long as I live. As one is released as a missionary the true mission begins, a lifetime of devoted service to the lord and his church. God lives and because he lives, I live. The church is true. See you all in 😁

Elder Spanbauer

Monday, February 13, 2017

Week 101 Copiapo

Feb 13, 2017

Overall... this was a pretty good week. We have been able to work with a few of the young men here in the ward. The family from Argentina didn’t go to church so they have kind of stopped progressing :( We are going to keep insisting though. We didn’t have anybody at church on Sunday... It was a real let down because so many said they would go. Sometimes it gets really old when people don’t keep their word. One of our investigators named Heidy lied to us and told us she was in Antofagasta and said that was why she couldn’t go to church but we found out she was just lying. We are going to see if we can baptize this old lady that gets back from vacation today. We also have another investigator that wants to be baptized soon but he just has to go to church first. I’m getting along with my comp really well. He is pretty awesome. Like I kind of mentioned in my last letter... At this time of year in Copiapo everyone leaves on vacation and NOBODY is home. I do love this sector though... it is small but the members are really good with us. I honestly don’t have much more to report. Just working hard these last two weeks of the mish. I’m excited to see you all. Sorry this one is short but I seriously don’t know what else to write haha.

I would like to just say that I know this is the true church. The very thought of "What if I had not chosen to serve a mission" scares me. I feel that the mission has given me the tools to save my soul and help those around me in the same process. That is truly what it comes down to... saving souls. I am so grateful for all your support. See ya in

Elder Spanbauer

Monday, February 6, 2017

Week 100 Copiapo

Feb, 6 2017

Hey everyone! So this week was pretty good. We have done more contacts than ever and have found several future investigators. It is kind of hard starting with nothing because we have just been walking a ton everyday but you gotta do what you gotta do. This week we found this cool family from "Chilecito" (Argentina). The name of this little town in Argentina is pretty ironic and I think it is where Braden started his mission??? They are super cool and said they would go to church on Sunday but in the end they failed us... We are going to have to get them to go this Sunday. We also found a guy named Sebastian and he too is really awesome but he didn’t go to church either. We did manage to have two investigators at church and one of them was a lady from Bolivia that we found my first week here! She said she wants to go next week! The members here are super cool and always give us food hahaha. There really isn’t much more to report.... oh! I met this old lady that is a recent convert here and she is practically blind. When I met her, she began to touch my face and it was probably one of the weirdest experiences of my life... XD Here are some photos

Elder Spanbauer