What a week. I have never, ever seen so many lessons fall through. In fact, all of them fell through. 100%. It was incredible. Never seen anything like it. But whatever. Things will turn around soon.
Transfers were this week and nothing happened. Almost our whole zone stayed together, the only change was that Elder S left and Elder B is the new Assistant. Yep, we're in the same ward again. This is going to be sweet!
We were able to visit a few less actives this week, and R is still doing great. The V family didn't go to church and we don't know why, but we're going to try to figure it out soon.
We had a little training meeting for all the members about the new ward mission plan. It went great! The ward mission plan basically is to have all the members pray to know who to invite to a family night, invite them, then to get with the missionaries to plan it and put it together so that we are all on the same page. The members are way excited and I am sure it was inspired and is going to work. Lots of members from our area went, which was comforting since there's not a lot and we desperately need their help right now.
We had the primary program this week in church and it was so great. I had always spent all my life looking for the funny things that go on without really appreciating it for what it is. I about cried like 4 times. Also, we had an all time sacrament meeting attendance record this week--208! Love this ward!
I went to E again this week, with Elder S this time. We got to visit L and C and a few other people that I taught while I was there. It was great to see them again and remember how much I love them. They're going to stick with 4 missionaries in E for at least one more transfer. Sounds like M and his family and doing great, and there's a super awesome Chilean family that lives close to them who has been helping with the teaching. Hopefully they get baptized this transfer so I can go!
We were going to go to T this week, but we couldn't find members to stay with our companions. It´s a little rough since Elder K and I have the assignment and we're in the same ward now. The zone leaders said that they are going to change the assignment this transfer so that they're not two missionaries from the same ward, so we'll see if I get to keep going or not.
Good thing I'm in Mexico, missing out on all the embarrassment in the world of the Jazz. Unfortunately, the Mexican soccer team's been pretty embarrassing too. I don't know if you all heard, but Mexico got down to their last World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica and either had to win or the US had to beat Panama to qualify. They lost, so the US was their only hope, and they were losing the whole game by one goal, when in the last 2 minutes they scored two to win and keep Mexico's World Cup hopes alive. Thanks to that, all the Mexicans love me now. I'll be walking down the street, contacting, or teaching people and they'll tell me thank you for helping them make it to the World Cup. It's good I guess, something had to happen so that the Mexicans starting loving Gringos.
Well, that's about all for this week! I love you all! Thanks for everything!
November 18, 2013