Sister Dustin Phelps- Chile Santiago West Mission
December 2014-July 2016

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baking like a toasted Cheezer

Hola familia,
Well, as you might have read in the above line, summer has hit Chile sadly. Ha I really think i am already to die and it hasnt even started yet. I dont even think its really that hot but i just feel like its radiating. I think its because my comp´s blonde hair attracts the sun towards us even more than normal but im not sure.

This week was really fun, we had a stake activity with the Relief Society. WE had a huge  Spa thing and every ward was in charge of a stand. Our stand was hairdresser, others had relaxation, manicure,and healthy eating. As you can probably imagine i had so much fun getting my nails done and hair curled and what not ;) Nah, it wasnt that bad actually. I was in charge of doing hair believe it or not and i didnt even burn one person and no one even yelled at me and told me it looked bad so i hope that Hailey Eagar and both of my sister read this and know that finally i have grown into someone of a girl who knows how to do hair. Congratulations Hermana Phelps.

We also had divison this week and i got to go to Pajaritos and work in the sector with Hna Mcquinn. It was fun to get out of the city for awhile and see the sky. Hermana Morrell had the whole day to get her companion lost in our area and even managed to find a few new people for us to teach. It was a definate proud mother moment.
We also did a service activity this week and cleaned the church. I learned a very important lesson when we were assigned to clean the big glass doors in the front. We were handed the spray and off we went to work. When we supposedly finish we stepped back and to our surpise they were much worse than when we started. Im talking like more streaks then see throuhg glass. So we puzzled ourselves nd went on spraying again. This time it seriously was even worse no matter how hard we scrubbed. By this time our arms we like sore. We tried a third time then gave up. As we looked closer a the cleaner we were using and Elder came and told us that he has switched the bottles and that he thought we were using furniture polisher. Turns out the windows were very glossy becuase thats what the spray was made for doing. I wanted to slap the kid, but we acepted the window cleaner and went to work again. I was thinking of how to apply the experience and thought about the atonement. When we have sinds, our windows dont turn out just perfectly. We can try all we want but if we dont have the help and the right cleaner, they just dont get clean. But when we accept and use the atonement of Christ and his teaching, we have all we need to stand spotless before Heavenly Father in the last days. I know i have already wasted so much of my life hopelessly scrubbinjg with the wrong cleaners. But I am in the right direction now thankfully. Im so grateful for a loving father and a loving brother who cn help us in all of life´s little problems. Well i hope you have a good week:) Thanks for the emails and love.
Shout out from Chile for the Elks this weekend and for Eagar 1st and thier new Bishop. I wish everyone luck. Also shoutout to Shae and Dallin and thier upcoming wedding! Send me lots of pcitures:)
Lots of love- Hermana Phelps

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Important Life lessons

 Dear Family,
I think i have found a city with weather more bipolar than round valley. Newsflash everyone: Santiago Chile takes the prize. Although it still isn't even close in the windy category! It has been a good week though, like always. We had an activity for all the recent converts and 80 people came. It was huge, well huge for here! We played games and had an Mission President speak, he did a great job. The missionaries were in charge of the refreshments so you can just imagine what kind of ´treats´we had to enjoy afterwards. Haha there were a few brownies but of course the Elders don't even know how to make that so they brought...1.spaghetti 2 instant potatoes 3. Crackers and kool-aid 4. Mac and Cheese and 5.bag of candy. Haha oh man the poor people didn't know it is was dinner or a midnight snack or what to even eat. Not to mention no one brought forks or plates so it was pretty funny everyone eating the spaghetti with their hands:) But we left with the spirit and that's what counts right? :) These kind of things only happen when boys are in charge! Its a good thing Heavenly Father hasnt asked us to be perfect right?
It has also been a rather weird week, There are frequent dog bites in the mission seeing as Chile has more dogs than people i'm pretty sure. We have had a ton of dog bite briefings and the 911 rabies numbers are pinned to every mission refridgerator. However, this week the other hermana in our ward got bit by...wait for it... a grown man. It was pretty intense! Ha i have never seen a hand so swollen. dont even ask me how it happened either but now we all have to attend a ´{what happens if a man tries to bite you´´class that i am really looking forward to! I guess satan does whatever he can to stop the progression of the work of the Lord.
We also found a new investigator when we stopped a little kid from throwing a brick at his brother head. We came around the corner just in time as he was about to let that baby fly. I grabbed it and another girl grabbed the other kid and we broke up the fight. It turns out she is from Mexico and an exchange student here and we ended up laughing about how at 5 year old they dont really understand the consequences of their actions, but we as grown ups do. We were able to teach a really good lesson and feel the spirit even though is started out a little crazy.
Out of all the crazy things that have happened this week, i have learned that the Lord works in mysterious ways to help his work progress. He has a sense of humor and is okay if we enjoy our time here, in fact it is the reason we are here in this life. To learn that bricks are for building and not for throwing. That hands are for helping and not for biting, and that if you really want to enjoy the ´´feasts´´ of life, it works better when you have the right tools to do so.
Sounds like everyone is doing good. Thank you for your never ending support and love. Good luck this week in all you do and remember there is always someone waiting to hear from you! Lots of Chilean love, HermanaPhelps

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Swaying Buildings

Dear world,
Dont worry i am still alive after the big Earthquake this week:) There are still a ton of earthquakes happeneing every day, Fun fact: ive experienced more than 200 this week! It makes for interesting days and things! nothing too serious happened in our sector though, it was more in the North so things are back to normal and all. Along the coast, where i was before, got evacuated for a little while but they are all good now! To give you a little play by play, we were up on the 11th floor when the first one hit. The whole building was swaying back and forth. We were able to get down and were in the street when the second one came. This time we looked up and saw all the building and the road moving. It was like a movie, such a strange feeling! But as far as i know there was no serious damage here or in my mission. The Chileans are kind of used to these kind of things so the building here have these crazy flexible foundations. It has made for a cool lesson, that we can compare our faith to the foundations of these skyscrapers. When we constantly lean on others and never really test our faith, it will not stand tall when the world starts testing it. But if we fortify our faith and testimony with lots of little experiences and lots of little things, then we can absorb the danger and keep on going. Strangely i've learned a ton this week and feel like i've become a lot better missionary. It was also the 18th here, that's Independance Day!  I sent a pic with a little girl in our ward that danced for us. Our ward didn't have the activity yet so i will send more pictures next week on what we do and all. But im way excited.

Also last night they called us to tell us the changes. I am staying here in my sectore but.  It looks like i will be recieving my ´´daughter´´ tomorrow in the Changes Meeting.  IM excited to see what this new adventure has in store for me and for all i will learn. Training is something that i've always wanted to try so im asking for your prayers for her and me this week as we start this new challenge!
Also, i know im a day late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! i love you so much and thank heavenly Father ever day for sending me to your womb:) I dont know how i have been so blessed, but i wish the the happiest Feliz Cumpleaños en todo el mundo! i hope it passed really well and dad forked out and at least took you to get ice cream or something!
Thanks for the video of Brooks. I think

his spanish is ready for chile, feel free to send him down here:) Love ya all and thanks for the support! Have a fantastic week. Work hard, Pray Hard:) Love hermana Phelps

Monday, July 27, 2015


DEar fam, i am sending this message as a forward so it will include the picture i hope you are able to see them! This week has been very, testing, but we have also seen many miracles, ( i think i saw that about every week). First of all, this is the Fuentes Family that we have been teaching. They are my second favorite family in  the world, The husband is named Andres and his wife Liliana. Their two kids Javier 8 and Emilio 5. This week the went out of town to the country and called us saturday to tell us they couldn't make it to church. Lilian has been 3 times she she had accepted to be baptized. WE have been trying hard to get andres there so he can be baptized too but something always comes up. Then sunday we received a call fifteen minutes before sacrament meeting, ´´Sisters, where are you i'm waiting here in from of the church¨´. He had come all the way in from his family reunion to come to church with us! it probably doesn't sound like such a a miracle but it was. They now have the church attendence to be baptized and we hope they will accept the invitation for the 8 of august.
THis week we also did division with the hermana leaders. I was with Hermana Kioa from texas. It was fun, we did some exploring in our sector and went way out in the country to contact, im talking cows and chileans working in the fields! it was fun, we didnt have too much success, most o the poeple out there dont know how to read or anything so it was hard to explain the book of mormon, thank goodness it has pictures in the front!
Today we went to the CCM in santiago to see the doctor for hna martinez, she has been having some trouble breathing. ANyways its was good to op back and roam the halls where i spend my first few weeks here in chile. It hit me how much i have grown and changed. Hopefully for the better! it really has been a adventure to look back and think of my first contact, to my first baptism, the first flight with a companion, the first time i really felt at home here. Its a livign testimony that everythough i am far, i have never been closer to my father in heaven. Im so grateful that i dont have to wait till monday to talk to him and that he has unlimited minutes. This week i really learned and understood for the first time about how to listen when i pray.

Hope all is well. sounds like you're all doing good. We are preparing for changes ehre again in a couple weeks so i dont know where ill be going but i know that ill be going in the name of the lord and thats all that matters! If you see Rachel or Kylie give them a big hug for me! Have a good one! Hermana PHelps

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Dear fambam,
Sounds like you are all doing good! ready to end the school year and get down to some serious summer! Sadly we are just starting winter here and its getten pretty chilly these past couple nights. the weirdest thing is the fog! nobody knows why its so foggy but its crazy! nobody can see anything! it makes my hair really nice and lionlike so its fun to look in the mirror after weve been out on the streets all day! Both of my companions so far left for their casa this week during changes and i received my new comp, Hermana Martinez from Columbia. she has about the same time in the mission as me so its really good that were both young, fresh, and ready to work. I know were going to see many miracles this change and i can already feel that im going to learn a lot from her. She comes from a very humble circumstance and is the only memeber of herfamily. were opposites so i feel like we`ll be able to connect with everyone because we cover all the angles! im not super excited for my birthday but thanks for the birthday wish anyways. I am still here in Llolleo in the coast of San Antonio so im glad to not have a new sector. This week we also had another earthquake. it wasnt anything serious for the poeple here but it was the strongest one ive felt! it was during the night so i woke up thinking it was a dream an wondering why i wsnt snapping out of it! it is such a weird feeling to feel the earth literally moving beneath you, i guess its just something you have to experience for yourself to understand! But all is well that ends well i guess.
It was good to hear that everyone seemed to learn something from the stake conference. It was our ward conference here this past week and the topic was eternal goals. God has such a different perspective for us then we can see for oursleves. In the bible dictionary it saying ´´only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.`` if the temple isnt our goal, we arent focusing in the right direction. Eternal goals can change our whole perspective, it doednt matter if we are less actives, the pres. of relief societry, investigating the church, or al the lowest point in life...the temple has the answers. And to prepare for the temple, we have to make our homes sacred places. I have gained such a testimony of the spirit in the home. its something we should make a goal eternal!
Love you all and hope everything is going good! Have agood week! ALSO PS i need recipes for simple desserts (cookies, brownies, ice cream in a bag...) if someone could send me some that would be great! LOTS OF LOVE FROM CHILE!!!! hermana phelps

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flea Bag

Dear family! i finally got some pictures to load so hopefully you end up getting them! We have had some struggles this week but i cant complain too much! The one picture is with members from my first ward i don't have many from this area yet. One is of the port here in San Antonio but its super ugly right now because you cant see much thanks to the fog. But you get the general idea! the others are a sign that is a tsumani warning which is actually really scary because there are a ton of earthquakes here in CHile and the tsumani rate here on the coast is actually really high thanks to the endless movement of the earth! dont worry though I definately know the security routes to higher ground. Actually the people are being more accepting recently because there was a huge flood earlier this month in the north where it never rains. And yesterday in the South there was a huge volcanic erruption  that has never errupted in all the years anyone can remember. From what a can gather the people think they are being punished for the laws the government is passing and they are completely sure God is punishing them. Gladly many people need a message of hope and a loving Father in Heaven at this time so its all working out good. Hopefully the natural dissasters continue to avoid this area here of the mission! We have a baptism coming up for a young chap named Javier. he is 23 and a really good investigator, he always does his part with the reading and stuff. The only weakness is our teachings im really sure. But hopefully everything comes through and we have a baptism here on the 10th! What a good mothers day present! Also may 21 here is some sort of holiday of a battle with Peru so im pretty sure we´ll be celebrating in some sort for my birthday!
A few interesting things have happened this past week. There was an outbreak of FLEAS (yuck) all along the coast and guess who was lucky enough to experience it? Yup, yours truly! It hasnt been a fun experience but at least im not the only one scratching. Almost all the missionaries and half the population have them. We're getting our house sprayed this week i hope so keep your fingers crossed for me! Other than some other health problems though, all is well!
 Love you all tons and Remember to say your prayers always. Love hermana phelps

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1st Tranfers, Moving over to the COAST!!

So I got transferred! I am now in an area called San Antonio...not the one in texas but almost. My sector is called LLo Lleo and its my first day so we only got off the bus and came to write so i havent seen much yet bu the air is freshly respirating in my lungs. I am happy for the change and even happier that I don't have to train or anything crazy like that. Time to just settle down and do some real missionary work! My companion is named Hna Cahuna from Peru. She seems pretty nice so I have lots of hope or the weeks to come. She also goes home here in 6 weeks so ill have changes again here the next transfer but that's okay! It was sad so say goodbye to Maipu, my place of birth here in Chili. Its crazy how much love you can gain for the people in your sector. I have been taking lots of pictures but the truth is i think something is wrong with the cord to my camera because i still cant send pictures.

Conference was super great! I went with a question of what is my purpose here as a missionary, why is it important to leave my family and pass through these challenges. The answer was obvious...because of families! They are the basic unit of life. Never can I remember a topic being so profound in a conference. It seems like every talk focused on marriage and families. I got to go on splits and watch the Sat. session in English so i learned the most but I feel like i got inspiration the Sunday session too! i almost cried when elder Holland started talking and i couldn't hear his voice! I dont know how these people do it to not hear the tones of the prophet or  understand the lyrics of the beautiful choirs. I guess i felt especially blessed to know English! One talk i particularly enjoyed was the one about dancing and hearing the music with your heart. I know a think or two about awkward dancing and let me tell you...if you're not hearing the beat with your it really even dancing or just random movements? It was special to hear of the natives of Arizona making an appearance in the conference. I have never been more grateful for my family. Immediate, extended, and those who don't have the same blood but are family none the less. We are all here for each other because everyone has their week moments. Heavenly father knew we would never make it home solo so he gave us families to help us feel his love here on the earth!

Nothing super exciting happened this week with the work in Maipu. I am a little sad you didnt send a picture of dad in the bee suit! you better have captured that candid moment on film! Easter was something else that's for sure. I have never had a clearer understanding of the role of the Savior in our lives. How blessed we are to have a perfect plan from the father who gave up his son so that we could be saved! Funny things this week include English lesson with some members, i will have to video tape the massive amounts of charades that go on. Hna Day spent 20 minutes cursing my language book about how all the sentences were wrong when i finally pointed out that she was reading the "find the error in the sentence" section. Chilean desserts for the week included that they eat hard cream of wheat with jelly after lunch. Its not quite as delicious as it sounds but almost! Have an awesome week. Work hard, Pray Harder!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dustin's Companion has had gall-stones for 6 months and finally had surgery 2 weeks ago. She hasn't been able to get out of their appartment much for awhile.

Hola Familia! Another week of missionary work! My comp is STILL sick though, so its kinda rough. holy cow its like i'm dying slowly from the inside watching my misson tick by! I feel bad for her spending her last few months of her mission in the house, but we are getting out some every day now which is good. Just not full days of missionary work. We found a new family this week who i have lots of hope for. They have tons of questions and crazy stories. They invited us in for a beer to get out of the heat, not the best invitation but we went inside and stated sharing with them. I was with a member from the ward, Maria Jose and we took advantage of the situation. thank goodness they were only on their first beer and not drunk yet. We felt the spirit so strong with them, it was awesome. When we returned for our next visit, they showed us a video up close and personal of their dog giving birth. That was fun too! but it opened the door to talk about the plan of salvation. I guess we're taking what we can get from the circumstances. I starting reading Jesus the Christ by James E Talmage. Holy deep doctrine....but I'm learning so much about our Savior Jesus Christ. I dont think im going to attempt to read it in spanish just yet but maybe one day! Before i forget...FELIZ CUPLEAÑOS GRANNY HAMBLIN. Sorry i had to miss the party but don't worry I'm saving some souls down here for you! I hope spring break is going good for you all and the nice weather holds up. Still no pictures but we have changes in 2 weeks and ill be finishing ym training so i might be in a new area where the computers work but i don't know! Nothing else too crazy happened i guess. I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break and is getting ready for the end of the school year. ITs crazy how fast it goes huh? Sending lots of Chilean love! hermana phelps

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spiders and Spanish

Feb. 14, 2015
Is is really Monday again? haha If there is anything about the mission that is crazy, its the distortion of time. I swear, hours seem like weeks but the days are like seconds. It continues to be super hot here. Fun fact i felt my first earthquake here. We have had about 5 since I've been here and usually i just hear them or i sleep through them. Nothing too serious though. Its kinda just a casual conversation here... ¨hey how are you? did you feel the earthquake last night? oh good glad your house is still intact.¨  it was only scary because i was dreaming when it happened about something and then woke up freaking out and the bed was shaking and it was that time when you wake when you're not really sure what is reality! But all is well. This week has confirmed several of my nightmares of the mission. First of all, I  taught my first lesbian this week so that was fun. Imagine trying to teach someone with these beliefs in English as if that's not hard enough. She pretty much told us she wants to be sealed to her wife and family is super important to her. its was actually really sad because she has such a strong testimony of the gospel but cant progress any more because...well because that's just not in the plans of God.  Fear 2- i got presented with my fear of milk. A family invited us for breakfast before church so i was pumped. They aren´t super financially stable. like many families we teach here, and they just had cereal for us which is perfectly OK. The problem was the milk, as you all know is my phobia. It was warmed in the microwave and in a pitcher that honestly was the farthest thing from clean, I'm talking dog chewing marks and like mold growing on it. Oh i prayed so hard to not throw up. Heavenly Father answers prayers i know this for a fact! Another random custom here is this obsession people have with their lawns. Except they aren't lawns its like their dirt paths outside. Every night you can find the people outside watering their lawns and sweeping the dirt off their dirt porches.It is so humbling! I seriously love the people here so much, Hate the spiders though! this one was a foot from my bed last night! It is huge. As for the missionary work, we didn't have much success this week. My companion is super sick, she has had this problem with her stomach for 5 months and she cant really walk anymore and is super weak so it has been hard. But we still work in our sector every day. No baptisms though! Always next week! I seriously love my mission so much. Thanks to everyone for the support, especially my family! The pictures are of the spider, my roomates!  Sending the hot chilean sunshine your way this week and you all battle the various elements of round valley! oh Eagar 's, i got your package finally. Thanks so much haha my roommates continue to make fun of me how every package has peanut butter. You all know me to well. Te amo mucho! Hermana Phelps

Feb. 22, 2015

Holy Cow! i know i say this every week but is it really Monday again? I'M sorry i cant send pictures this week. We went to a different Internet cafe thing and it is sooooo slow! haha it has taken me 20 minutes to open this email so sorry if i didn't write anyone back. It continues to be an interesting life down here . There was another earthquake that i felt. We were in the street so it was kinda scary but nothing too terrible. there was this cute little grandma that ushered us into her house and made us get under her table and then gave us candy and grapes. It was so cute! The fruit here seriously is so good! its so fresh, i would love to just eat fruit here all day but sadly i know i am am going to get so chubby. It is not uncommon here to have noodles with a side of bread and potatoes. Pray that i dong come back and win biggest loser! Each week continues to be a miracle! i still mess up a ton but i have learned to just laugh it off most times. I think of brooks every time i see a man driving a bike like the one from nacho libre. They are seriously so common here its awesome! the children love to climb in them and ride around. Also whoever wrote the movie 101 Dalmations and had the idea about the Twilight Bark lived in Chile at some point. It is a real thing here! I also dont ever have to miss Idaho because i get a cool ref4reshed every morning in the shower. The work is going super good though. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Feb 9, 2015

Dear family! holy cow what a long week. I really feel like this week has been one of the toughest of my mission. It was bound to happen sooner or later right? i still see miracles every day though. we had one baptism for Luisa fall through. it was sad because she wanted to be baptized the 15 and we had plans and she was super excited, then she talked to her daughter who lives in the states who talked her out of it so we had to move it back another week.  really sad! but now we have another woman Scarlett who wants to be baptized and she is super excited. ive never met anyone so ready to change her life. She really thinks we are miracles because we found her just at the right time. It makes contacting in the street pay off! sometimes i seriously get so tired of ´¨ hola como esta, somos misionaras de la iglesia de jesucristo de los santos de los ultimos dia¨ and then the people stop listening. But every once in a while you get a miracle like scarlet who knows right away that you have the answer! what i loved about this week was we got to spend a lot of time in the homes of members with thir families and i got to experiecne a somewhat normal life is like here in chile. It is usually pretty hot, about 90 i would guess so its nice but hot to be walking around all day.  my tan lines continue to be more defined! Im in a city called Maipu its still ¨santiago¨ kinda like the mesa is part of phoenix. It is a little ghetto, but not super bad.  i dont usually have fear that anything bad is going to happen. There is graffiti everywhere though and it is a city so it is hard to see how beautiful it is for a country girl like me who loves the mountains! My comp is really sweet she is from argentina so its extra difficult to understand because she spekas a different spanish than the people. its kinda like having a british person teach you the slang that the kids in RV use, but its a good thing we have the spirit. The homes are usually pretty modest, a little smaller than the average american home but its usually like a big apartment. Families are about the same size. It is different because lunch here is really big! then not really dinner or breakfast so we eat lunch with the memebers instead of dinner like in the states. Here are some pictures of me on sunday walking to church, some of our area and my comp with Juaquien one of the boys of a recent convert. I absolutely love the children here! its hard to talk to them becasue i dont speak very good and they dont really understand but its fun anyways. Our ward boundries are pretty big but our ward is about 40 people less than Eagar 1st i would guess. We get up at 6:30 and then study from 8 to 1130, i have exra study time because i am in training still. Im supposed to have 30 minutes of language every day but we honestly never have time. Ive taken to reading the book of mormon out loud in spanish every night with a roomate who is trying to learn english so we take turns reading verses. We get home about 930 and plan for the next morning then are in bed at 1040. then the same thing all over again! its tiring but there is no place id rather be! what else could i tell you! um sounds like everyone is doing good. Congrats mitchel and ashley haha i can only imagine how shy their children are going to be! studs for sure though! i got a christmas package from grandma pam this week and it saved my life! my roomies couldnt really understand why i was so pumped when everythiung was peanut butter! haha but it seriuosly is the best. A big thing here is the bread. It is called Pan. It is super cheap so everyone eats it all the time with everything., i suppose what is why there are tons of chubs here so no laughing if i come back chubby! i got a haircut this week which was a mistake! i had a memebr cut it who has a salon she is super awesome! i didnt really know how to explain i just want a trim so i literally said my hair is in your hands, make me beautiful. Its not super bad just shorter than i wanted! but its okay i guess it will grow! tell me more questions you want to be answered and ill try to start explaining more! i love you all so much! have a good week! love hermana phelps- now the chilean short haired gringo who talks with the skill of a 4 year old. youre welcome!
Inside this church is a rickety stairwell, last year and elder fell off the top and died, so we can't go inside:(
Walking to church Sunday
My Comp. and I with an investigator's son

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Week 2

Thursday, January 22, 2015

First Week Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Goodby MTC (CCM)....Hello Santiago

President Jose A. Barreiros

13 January 2015

Dear Brother and Sister Phelps,

Sister Barreiros and I were pleased to welcome your daughter, Sister Phelps, to one of the finest missions in the world, the Chile Santiago West Mission.  She is well and happy, and we are impressed with her enthusiasm for the work.  After greeting her at the MTC and a brief tour of the beautiful city of Santiago, we arrived at our mission home. We had a delicious lunch together. Afterward, we went to the mission office which is the Stake Center of Maipú.  My Assistants and office missionaries then gave her a brief orientation of the mission.  She met her new companion, and they departed for her first area of labor!

Sister Phelps has been assigned to work with Sister Day who will serve as her training companion.  Trainers are chosen for their competence, patience and dedication.  With this letter we are including a photograph taken of your daughter with Sister Barreiros and myself.

Please accept our deep appreciation for raising such a fine daughter.  We feel a genuine fellowship with you in supporting and providing her this opportunity to grow spiritually as she labors to bring souls unto Christ.  It is my prayer that the Lord will inspire us all to sustain her in this challenging assignment.  Please write her frequently, weekly if possible.  Express your love, support, and confidence in her.  You will witness miraculous changes in her life as she engages fully in the service of others.

Being parents ourselves, we understand your desire to occasionally send packages.  For your information, packages sent to your missionary through FedEx often require large duty fees which must be paid by the missionary.  Those sent through Global priority mail, marked missionary supplies and valued less than $100 usually arrive duty free and within 2 weeks.

If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to write.


President Jose A. Barreiros
Chile Santiago West Mission