Blog Description

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.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This week we got an envelope from Collin.   Dad and Derek got letters, I didn't, I got pictures and I thought I would share them with you.  Under each picture I will type what Collin wrote on the back of the picture.

April 13, 2013 - (This first one is one I was sent to me by the mom of Collin's first companion).   Elder Skousen and I.  It rained all day after baptisms.  We went straight to a Zone (a zone is an area) FM (free meal) and the only way back to our apartment was through the corn which had water half way up my leg.  It was a lot of fun.


 April 13, 2013  - This was a typical Saturday morning in my first area.  Every Saturday the whole zone would have baptisms.  This was when I was able to baptize Richard and Victorea MagBee.  Remember me talking about them?  Great family.  I will never forget them.

February 22, 2013 - I was on an exchange with Elder Zolo.  We had some extra time between lessons.  It was awesome.  First time on mission I got to go to the ocean.  Now I can go all the time. One boundary of my area is the ocean. 

April 8, 2013 - My first trip into town.  Didn't feel like I was in Liberia.  Totally different.....

(OK - this might be my favorite picture so far!)  April 24. 2013 - I loved coming to this house.  Dad, you'd like Sister Annie.  She's not in the picture, she wasn't there.  But these kids were my favorite.  One girl wouldn't believe me when I said I was moving.

May 6, 2013 - My new zone.   Yes, that's all of us.  It's brand new.  Every Monday we would play soccer against each other.  I wish I played longer back when I was still hungry.
Don't look at the hair.  Every missionary has to have at least one bad haircut.  (FYI - my clippers broke)

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