Here we are entering winter. It is cold in the morning and in the evening but burning hot during the afternoon. Welcome to the Atacama Desert. I was transferered to Vallenar, the southernmost city in the mission. It was a very long 2 hour trip by bus but somehow I survived. I will be serving in a Branch called Baquedano. (pronounced baa-keh-daa-no) The work goes on. It is a lot greener here but I do not know anything else about the town so we shall see how it goes.
I will also be serving as a District Leader for the first time. There will be 4 elders and 2 sisters in my District. I hope I will be up to the task. My new companion is Elder Halloway. He has 3 months here in Chile and is from Texas. I will let you know more details when I know them.
I did hear about Elder Perry. It is sad but it is part of our life experience here on the Earth. I am sure he is working hard over there on the other side.
This week only 1 investigator came to church but that is the way it goes sometimes. Now I will be in a new area with new people. I will meet the Branch President tomorrow. It is always sad to leave a sector but I will go where the Lord needs me. What more can I do? I managed to get pictures with a lot of people in Copiapo but was unable to get photos with the Bishop and some investigators. I will try to send photos today.
I am glad to hear that you guys got some quality time together and that all is going well at home. I hope that you will all be able to manage your busy schedules. Infinite Atonement sounds like a good book. I will have a lot of reading to do when I get home. Thanks for all your help. I do not know what else to say so take care and I will talk to you next week.
Love you all, Elder Brock Hunter
I lied. I did get a picture of the bishop, just not his family. I do not have time today to say what all the pics are but I will do that next week. Love you all and take care.
|Stairs to the cross|
(Cerro la Cruz)
|Selfie with the Cross of Copiapo|
|Trail leading to the cross|
|Giant Metal Flowers|
|Always buy the cereal for the prize|
|Olaf, totally worth it:)|
|Zone Meeting in Copiapo|
|Elder Plowman and Elder Hunter|
|The hole in the road just got worse|
|Free Coat (gift from Nelly, our investigator)|
I feel like Sherlock Holmes in this coat
|District in Copiapo|
Elder Pablo, Elder Francis, Elder Philips, Elder Preston, Elder Plowman, Elder Hunter
|Foggy Day in Copiapo|
|Just building a staircase|
|with Hermano Joel|
|Is this a good picture with my mask?|
|The pianos here are the lastest model|
|You can even uise Floppy Disks with them!|
|My last activity in Copiapo|
|Here I am with "Chuy" (real name Jesus) and Diego|
|Some people practicing a cultural dance|
|Hermano Joel was sad to see me go:(|
|The mamita Monica and her husband Carlos|
|You never know who you will see in the streets....|
|School buses here are just a little different|
2 parked outside our house each night
|Elder Hunter and Elder Plowman at the bus station|
|Pics of the new house that I only lived in for one month...|
then I had to pack again...
|Elder Plowman, Hermana Nelly, Elder Hunter|
|Elder Hunter, Hermano Eric (President of the Elders Quorom) and Bishop Santisteban|
|Elder Hunter, Hermano Tripainau (he is blind) , Hermano Fernando Fernandez Jr. (our mission leader)|
|Elder Plowman and Elder Hunter at the chapel|
|Hermano Tello ( he received the Aaronic Priesthood that Sunday) Hermana Francisca|
|Enrique Beecher and his wife|
(he is an investigator and she is less active)
|Los Bomberos (firefighters)|
|A crazy lady lived in this bus...|
it was across the street from the chapel
|This crazy dog loved us, but bites alot of strangers|
|Hermano Eric and his wife Maritza|
|Elder Plowman, Elder Hunter, Emanuel|