I just have to start out saying that this week really has been one of the greatest weeks of my life! I know that I will never be able to tell you everything that has happened this week, but I will try my best! So, we had to help out with the transfers on Tuesday, and they went okay. It was a little stressful. The Schmidts did the presentation to the new missionaries on the finances, and they did a great job!
On Wednesday, we went to President's house to learn our responsibilities and to see what he wanted us to do. We will be working with the zones in the south, so we help them with basically whatever! We do intercambios with areas that are struggling, work with the zone leaders, all of that fun stuff, and the most exciting thing--we work in an area! :)
So Wednesday, we met with President, and we were off to Azua! We got there really late, got set up, planned and went to bed. On Thursday, we headed off at 6:30 to Barahona to do an intercambio with some missionaries out there. We had to take Elder and Sister Brown out to a place called Casa Bonita to meet up with President Glazier (the CCM President), to go on a little vacation! Just look it up....yeah....it was pretty dang sweet! Anyway, then we went back to Barahona and did an intercambio. I really like doing intercambios because every time I learn a ton from the missionaries! It is amazing how every missionary has their own way of teaching, and I can always learn something from them!
On Friday, we had THANKSGIVING! Yes, the Browns cooked us turkey, mashed potatoes, pie, all of the vaina! It was delicious--so yes, I enjoyed the Thanksgiving spirit! And then, I got to leave and go visit San Juan, which is a beautiful city!
Well, this week, I'm grateful for you guys. Grateful for your love, your support, and everything that you do for me! But, this week I am grateful for missionary work. These past few days I have been on cloud 9 1/2. I feel like even though I wasn't teaching much in the office, I learned to be a better missionary. I have felt joy indescribable in these last few days, and I know that it is the joy of helping the children of God. I know that the Lord loves each and every one of His children, and that we have the responsibility to share the gospel with each and every one of them! I know that sometimes the Lord tests us, gives us challenges, but for our benefit! I know that I will still have challenges, but I also know that the Lord can always give me the strength to overcome them!
Answers For Mom:
Thanks for sending Elder Batista a package...it will mean a lot to him! He doesn't have a brother in this mission....I bet that he just flubbed up his English...he has two brothers who have served missions. Thanks for going to Zayn's homecoming...He is a stud. I'm sure he did great.
I also don't have a P-Day...in the office we had a "P-Day", but now we don't have p-day...but I think I will write Sundays or Mondays. Thanks for everything mom!