Thursday, February 4, 2016

Week #5 Leaving in 4 days to Chile!

Yeah Esteban is the best and I'll definitely miss him.

Yeah I got the care package last week. It was orange crush and the Pringles. I also got a huge package from Grandma/pa Newkirk. I'm set for the rest of the time here in the CCM, which is only 4 more days. Some people receive some things, but I definitely get more than others. Thank you everyone who sent me a package I really appreciate it.

The Book of Mormon is easily my favorite book. I finished reading it last Sunday and I always learn so much from reading it. I can't wait to start reading it again with a question in my mind the whole time while reading it. I have learned so much while here at the CCM. One devotional that we listened to in our class that was like 30 minutes long was called Why 1820 by Hyrum Smith. He gave a devotional to why the Church was restored in 1820 and how perfectly the timing was for everything to happen. I thought I knew why 1820 but after watching this devotional I learned so much more and I would recommend watching it when you have 30 minutes. Another devotional we heard this week was from the President of the CCM President Tenorio. He talked about specific prayers and how we can make prayer super specific and ask for things to the tee. He shared a lot of different experiences he had about using specific prayers and some of the stories were really cool. 

Now for some funny things that I learned this week in the scriptures. In Helaman 10:16-17, Nephi receives the ability to pretty much teleport. In Alma 31:36, Alma just starts high fiving people and giving them the Spirit. And one last thing is in 2 Kings 2:23-25. This is just some crazy story in the Bible that we were all laughing at. There is so many crazy things that just happen everywhere in the scriptures.

So I received my flight information and I do leave on the 8th. Our flight leaves at 7:30pm to Santiago. We get into Santiago at about 6:30am with the time change. Then from Santiago we have a flight at 9:30 to go to Antofagasta. Then we arrive in Antofagasta at 11:30. So there is going to be some crazy jet lag after. I honestly have no clue how they do it when I get to Antofagasta but I guess I'll find out when I get there. All I know is that we fly in with everyone. We fly to Santiago with all the missionaries going to Chile. So there is a good 20-25 of us on the flight to Santiago. Then from Santiago we all split up into what mission we are going to. There are 9 of us going to Antofagasta and leaving on Monday and I get to be the travel leader for the missionaries going to Antofagasta. So pretty much just make sure everyone gets to Antofagasta. But it should be a lot of fun and I can't wait to leave. Another thing about leaving is that right after I leave Elder Oaks is coming to the CCM that Sunday which is such a bummer. It would have been really cool to learn from an Apostle of God and I wish he was coming this Sunday instead.

Well next time you'll hear from me is in Chile. I'm not sure if I'll be able to call you or not I haven't heard anything about being able to. Love you guys a lot! 

Elder Newkirk

 Also here is a picture of all of me and my companions JuMex bottles. JuMex is a really good drink here and I'm in love with them.
This is the gym here at the CCM

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome, Jordan! Keep up the great work. - Jon