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This is a blog for the family and friends of Collin Park. He will be serving a two year mission in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he left on January 24, 2013. While Collin is on his mission his Mom will be posting pictures and letters as she gets them, the content will be straight from Collin (unless otherwise noted) - spelling and punctuation will be corrected of course! Commentary and clarification may be added by his Mom as needed.
UPDATE: Collin's mission was split in half! The Sierra Leone Mission included the country of Liberia when Collin first left. As of July 1, 2013, the mission was split along the border and the new mission created: the Liberia, Monrovia Mission. Collin will never see the country of Sierra Leone. He has been in Monrovia Liberia since he left the MTC in Ghana.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Liberia and Sierra Leone Missions were evacuated on August 4, 2014 and missionaries were reassigned to different missions. Collin was reassigned to the Salt Lake City Central Mission.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 25, 2013

So I woke up today and looked at the date and noticed it was my 2 month anniversary.  I had no idea.  The time is seriously flying by!  It’s crazy!

So we got about 10 or so new missionaries in our zone( before it was split), a lot of Americans!  We got one in our apartment Elder Erikson from Utah.   I also met Elder Zaugg who is friends with James Stubbs, that’s pretty cool.  With these missionaries coming, President Roggia came, and so did mail!  The letters sent through “dearelder” are printed in Freetown since that’s where the mission headquarters is.  So I got “dearelder” letters from Feb 3 to March 10.  Once Liberia becomes it’s own mission I will be able to get those a lot faster! (I still would like some hand written letters though :)  )  Thank you all for the letters.  I will have responses out this week hopefully!

This week was a rough one.  We didn’t spend as much time in our area because before Elder Erikson came Elder Elliott was with us and we spent a day in his area.  Also Elder Skousen (Collin’s companion) wasn’t feeling 100% so we didn’t see many people.  Hopefully this week will be better.  It needs to be better!  If everything goes right, we will teach a lot of people and have about 3 or 4 baptisms.  It should be a good week.

This week I started to read the Book of Mormon with a study guide that I found when we super cleaned our apartment.  I have already learned so much!  It’s so sweet!!  Why didn’t I do this before?????

We have a man who is waiting to be baptized because he isn’t married yet.  About 2 months before we met him, he was in a serious accident, he probably should be paralyzed.  We met him and he couldn’t really use his right side.  We gave him a blessing.  Yesterday we helped him to church.  He was walking so well!!  His handshakes have been getting so much better!  The priesthood power and the power from fasting is real.  It’s so evident out here that if you rely on faith and use the priesthood, the rest will fall into place.  I know this without a doubt in my heart.  This church seriously is the true church, and I am so happy that I am a missionary in the best mission in the world, it may be a tough mission, but it’s by far the best.

I am staying healthy, I’m drinking a lot of water, I’m safe most of the time.  I love the gospel.  This mission is sweet.

I love you all and miss all of you

Elder Park

He says he's "safe most of the time."  What exactly does that mean?????  -- says Collin's not worried Mom - most of the time.   :)

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