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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, January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014

The week was really a good and busy one, but sadly not a whole lot to talk about.

I went on exchange with my friend from the MTC and from Sierra Leone.  Elder Kamara is the DL for our district and I took him into my area on Tuesday.  It was really good, he is a great teacher and teaches simply.  We didn’t get to see that many people, but the few lessons we had were good.   We were teaching Grace, who was taught by missionaries a few years ago, we were talking about the Book of Mormon and solving her concerns.  At the end of the lesson we extended a baptismal date and it was hilarious how she answered, "Well of course!"   For this mission everyone accepts a baptismal date, but to have someone answer that way was just funny.

Wednesday we had to travel to Paynesville for interviews with President Kirkham.   It was really good.  It was a good thing we were early because he was early.   We mainly just talked about the Elders in my zone, so it wasn’t too interesting.  I even got to see some members of my old district.  Man I miss hem!!!

Thursday the Assistants came and went on splits with us.  I was with one of the legends of the mission. Elder Pentreath, who is from England, is by far one of the best missionaries I have ever gone with.  I'll miss him since he has only 3 months left.  It was a great day.  we were with Jerry who is a little confused on who exactly we are, yes we remind him every week, buts it’s because he's an old papi!!!  Instead of teaching just him, we saw his wife there and we were able to turn one investigator into a husband and wife.  We also found a woman who wants us to come teach her.  She was also taught by missionaries a while ago.   It was really sweet!!

Most people who fall away from the church here because of the lack of testimony they have when they are baptized.   It doesn’t matter who teaches the person, if they don’t have a testimony, they will fall

away.  Mary hasn’t been to church in about a year.  The Elders who taught her were great, those two are also legends.  It’s sad though, great teachers, no testimony.  It’s because she never prayed about the Book of Mormon or about Joseph Smith.  If you are a non member and are reading this, I beg you, pray about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, then act accordingly to your answer. 

Friday and Saturday consisted of us walking all day looking for an apartment.   We found one at the end of the day Saturday, great spot too.  Shows me how much prayer really works.  I was really tired and we stopped for cold water.  I said a small prayer asking for help so we can find an apartment.  Just a few hours later, and countless drops of sweat, we found one!  The couples will come today or tomorrow to look at it. 

 This week was good, I hope yours was better!


Elder Park

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