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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 6, 2010

Hey Everybody,
So I finally got transferred out of Chillan and I am now here in Concepcion. I would be lying if I said that I'm not struggling a little but for the most part I am doing good and I am really strong mentally right now. My new sector is actually called Lorenzo Arenas not Alonzo Arenas like I wrote last week and my companions name is Elder Scott. He has 15 months in the mission and is a really good guy. My companion is from Gilbert, AZ and he went to Mesquite High School. He is pretty good at speaking Spanish but this is his 1st transfer as a senior companion. I feel like we teach our lessons about 50/50 and we struggle a little bit sometimes but we get the job done and we taught some really good lessons this last week. There hasn't been baptisms in the sector for a really long time but I am determined to change things here and turn this into one of the best sectors in the mission , because I know we have a ton of potential here. I am really excited to be here in Concepcion and we get to have a lot of contact with the President, the Assistants and with the office Elders (Elder Reed and his comp). The weather here is wonderful and I haven't felt hot since I got here really, it feels exactly like San Diego right before the summer.

In other news...Christmas is around the corner and I am really excited to finally be able to call home and hear voices! We put up a little Christmas tree this week and I will have to send you a picture when I have my camera with me next week. It kind of stinks that I won't be in Chillan (my old sector) for Christmas but I am getting to know some of the members here and they seem like they are really nice. The good news though is that Elder Gil (my comp from Chillan) called me the other day and told me that they are going to have 4 baptisms next week and all of them are people that we found and taught. A few of the people that are getting baptized asked if I could come back to baptize them and I asked President today and he told me yes! So I get to go back to Chillan next week to baptize a couple people and have lunch with a family in the ward. I am excited and I hope that everything goes smooth this week with them. Well, I love you guys and hope that all is going well. Let me know what everyone is doing for Christmas and let me know how my friends and the ward are doing. I have heard from Tyler and Durfey and they are both doing good. Tyler sounds like he is having some baptisms this month so I am really excited for him! Take it easy and remember that I love you guys!!!

Yours truly,
Elder Dastrup

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