the craziest this this week was the changes. holy cow this change was a lot worse than last change. the zone leaders from the north and from the south didn’t send the missionaries early so they got to our bus station really late and all at once. it was nuts. but it all worked out in the end. it was just 30 min of CRAZINESS!!! at least the missionaries seemed to work with us a little bit better. except for one hermana who didn’t want to buy her bus ticket when she needed to. (she almost missed her bus) let me tell you my least favorite part about being Zone Leader is the changes.
Another cool thing this week was we went to consejo. consejo happens once a month and all of the zone leaders and hermana leaders go and have a training with president and the APs. it was a good training but it was way too long (6 hours). we talked about how we can teach and contact in a more simple way. but we learned a lot. the best part was we were leaving the church and president asked us if we wanted a ride to our house cause he was going down to san fernando. so we had a super good 2.5 hour drive with president. he asked a lot about the zone and the vision that he has for the mission. he wants to do some big things. but i’m excited. he is a great mission president. you can tell that he knows a ton about the Gospel and he loves us.
on new years eve president told us that we had to be in the house at 7 but some member called him and asked if us and two other sets of elders could go to his house to have a bbq. president gave us permission to stay out until 9. it was a pretty fun night. just ate and talked. i can tell that i’m really going to miss the members in san fernando when i go. its going to be hard to say good bye.
other than that it was a pretty chill week. not too much happened because of new years. all of our investigators were out of town so there were a lot of long, hot, hard days of contacting. but there are weeks like that in the mission.
thanks for everything. i know that this church is true. just live the commandments and all will work out.
Just before Christmas we met with a couple of elders who returned from the Rancagua, Chile Mission a few months earlier - Elder Porter and Elder Will (I don't know his last name) They weren't Sam's companions but they worked with him in their zone. It was fun to talk to them about their lives in the mission, serving with Sam and their plans for the future.