Contact Information

Cody's Mission Home Address in Chile:

Elder Cody K. Dastrup
Chile Concepcion Mission
O'Higgins 940,Oficina 502

It costs .98 cents to mail a letter to CHILE.

Packages need to be sent via US Postal Service (send pkgs. priority mail and it runs from $12-$55 depending on size of box) DO NOT SEND VIA Fed-ex, UPS, or DHL (as it will cost him over $100 to get it in Chile)

If you would like to communicate via email, send an email to and your email will be forwarded to Cody as he is only allowed to email family members.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 4, 2010

Hola! Como estan?! Estoy feliz por que...My travel itinerary came in yesterday!!! I am leaving the MTC on June 14, 2010 for Chile. I will go from SLC to DAL TX to Santiago Chile to Concepcion! I have 23 hours of scheduled travel time and I am so excited....haha I am trying to stay focused this week and keep in mind that I will be out in the field in a little over a week. It's a little scary to think I am going to be in a place where 95% of the people don't speak a lick of English, but I am excited none the less. I will be getting a new mission president 2 weeks after I arrive down in Chile so that should be a neat experience to be able to serve almost 22 full months with the same mission president. As for here at the MTC, all is well and my companion and I are still doing awesome. We taught a lesson in Spanish yesterday in the TRC and the man we taught was actually a non member I believe. He had tattoos and huge gauges (huge earrings to make large holes in your ears) and he had a real nice beard. For me this is the perfect type of investigator, somebody who is different and has strong beliefs...just in the wrong things. The man we taught was really hard to teach (he made a companionship in our district cry last week) haha but he was really interesting and had a unique and funny sense of humor. We taught him the plan of salvation and he took it really well. He tried to throw us off or distract us a couple of times throughout the lesson but we reeled him in and taught an awesome lesson. We were teaching about the 3 kingdoms of glory at the end of the lesson and he said he would be fine with the terrestrial (sarcastic) and I called him a Mentiroso! (LIAR) We all laughed and when the lesson was over he said "Bye Brent (my companion Elder Reed), Bye Cody" I was so confused! How did he know my 1st name?! Then I looked down on my scriptures and saw it engraved on them. That teaching experience was really good for me and I felt that that was the strongest that my companion and I have ever taught in Spanish. I am doing good and loving the work. I miss you all but the truth is, I would rather be out here serving the Lord than anything else so...your gunna have to wait another 22 months to see me, haha. I've gotta run but wanted to say thanks to Gma Guthrie for the package and thanks for all the other letters and packages. Love Y'all so much and hope you know how lucky I feel to have known you.
Yours Truly,
Elder Dastrup

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