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this was an interesting week... full of drunk people, service, sketchy places, and talking to people.
the big news this week was new years eve and day. i’m serious. new years eve and day is bigger than christmas here. its kinda sad but it’s the way that it is. because it is so big we received instructions to use our time as wisely as possible. we spent 3 full days doing service. one day we went to another sector to help a person change houses. the sector that she was moving into was super sketch. in the sector that we were working in if something is going on, the police won’t enter because it is so dangerous. there was some stuff going on in the house next door to the members new house that was definitely against the law. it made me appreciate the sector that i have and the house that i have in california. i’m serious - it was sketchy.
the other two days we helped a member tear down and rebuild a shed in his yard. it was really fun work and it killed the hardest two days: new years eve and new years. the guy was really appreciative and i think he is going to give us a few references. we will see what happens with them.
for new years eve we had to be in the house at 7 so we got special permission for the zone leaders to come over to our house and we made a HUGE dinner. we all pitched in $10 and bought a ton of meat, potatoes, salads, soda, and dessert etc. it was definitely the highlight of the week.
we are deciding that we are going to change the way we will work in the sector. cause obviously the way that we are doing it isn’t the right way. we are going to offer more activities like soccer and english class and we are going to teach the *first lesson we give to investors about at the Restoration to members and then ask them for references. it’s the only way that we are going to have success here. i’m excited for this week cause i think that our plans are going to work.
nothing too big happened this week. thank you all for your love and support. it means everything to me. i can feel myself changing and growing more right now than i ever have in my mission. or maybe i’m finally becoming humble enough to see these changes. i’m grateful for the experiences i’m having right now because they are making me into a better person. i love you all. this church is true. if you want to be truly happy all you have to do is live the gospel.