Hey sorry about now writing, on Saturday all the church servers were down in the afternoon, and then yesterday I had to deal with all the paperwork that happens when a Missionary gets sent home early. It´s been a pretty fun week though. I started out the week with pretty solid thinking that I had this whole secretary thing down and that it was all good that my trainer wasn´t there. Then an entire district did something and got them all kicked out of the area, which sent my world for a loop with the president asking me things I had no idea how to do, and programming interviews, and in the end buying emergency plane tickets from a newly hired thick accented airport worker (that was a long painful talk that ended up lasting about and hour and a half). But all in all this new calling is super busy but super fun, even when we have to wake up at 4 to get to the airport 2 days in a row hahaha. It´s been pretty fun trying to change the approach that previous secretaries were assigned, specfically the secretaries weren´t normal proselyting missionaries. They only worked in the offices, but now the president wants the secretaries to work in the field as well. So Elder Mendoza and I have been planning ways to work in our area and start reviving this area. At times it is hard because our area is basically a bunch of gated colonies, where we can´t contact or knock on doors, so we can only really work on references. It is a harder approach at times because we are completely reliant on the work of other missionaries to start it off, or member referrals.
Anyways this week was pretty good, me and my companion were made official co- district leaders of a district of 11 missionaries. This has been pretty funny because our district is larger than 3 of the zones here in the mission, but for these next 2 weeks we have about 8 baptisms planned, not counting the ones from these first 3 weeks of this month. It´s going to be some pretty cool weeks coming up. This week we taught a 12 year old the word of wisdom, and it went pretty well, the entire time he was chewing on a water balloon and in the end the balloon blew up and soaked everyone and the pamphlet. Luckily we had just finished the lesson so it was alright, and in the end because he didn´t have any problems with it, and all we have left is the law of chastity before his baptism this Saturday. It is going to be the first time the secretaries have baptized in about a year! Everyone is really excited about. Hopefully it all goes through well.
A large part of this week was spent with very little sleep, on Thursday one sister missionary finished her year and a half and so we woke up at 4 in the morning and took her to the airport, that night an entire district came and had interviews in the offices until about 12:00 (due to being the presidents secretary i´m obligated to stay until the president leaves haha), that next day the president had me buy plane tickets for early the next morning for one of the missionaries in this group, making us wake up again at about 3:30. It was pretty cool though because the president took us rather than an uber like service which is how we usually do it. Then on the way home we got to see a motorcycle accident, luckily the driver wasn´t hurt, so it was just an interesting experience to wake us all up for
And that was our week here in the offices, see ya next week!
p.s those are the sister missionaries in my district, they are pretty cool (foto)
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