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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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

These weeks are going by way too fast.

This was a pretty good week.  Although we didn’t set history like we did last week, it was still really good. 

I went on exchange with Elder Tolar on Friday.  He is a good missionary, he's been out just over 5 months but knows so much!  It was actually a lot of fun teaching with him.  We had a lot of lessons and a lot of them were powerful lessons too. 

Speaking of powerful lessons, we met one man called Richard.  We met him on Tuesday and taught him about the Restoration of the gospel and about Joseph Smith.  We returned on Saturday and only talked about the Book of Mormon.  Towards the end we both felt inspired to extend a baptismal day, so we did.  He excepted right away.  Most people do, but with Richard it felt different.  Some people just say yes because they know they have to be baptized but don’t understand that it has be by the priesthood power.  I honestly feel like he understood that.  He also came to church on Sunday.  Richard is a great, smart, educated man and I know that this gospel is going to bless him.  All throughout the week we were having lessons that were just powerful. 

The other day my companion and I had a disagreement on something and it started the day off the wrong way.  We taught a couple people and I am so thankful for the Spirit.  We were not teaching together but we eventually became friends again and taught a lot better today.  The spirit works miracles on people we teach and for us as missionaries.

Our branch leaders really help us missionaries.  We had dinner at the branch president’s house last night and we all walked away with at least 2 study manuals about the bible.  He just willingly gave them away.  He probably lost about $150 worth of books.  President Harris is one of the best people I know here in LIB.

This week was way too fast for me to remember anything else that happened, but it was a good week!!


I love you all and pray for you all.

Elder Park

The White African


In an extra email the same morning:

My companion is sick today.  I gave him a blessing this morning.  Something with his stomach, so most likely not typhoid, it kept him up all night too.  He's feeling a lot better now but still hasn’t eaten anything.

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