AHHHHHHH we have changes today!! Is that what they are called in the US of A?? I actually really don't know what they are called because sometimes when I translate something directly it is really off. But changes just mean changes. New compies, new leaders, and lots of stress. Well, we got a call this morning that the changes would not be in our emails but, that we would have to wait until 10ish and call the Zone Leaders, and they would have the changes. It was a really, really, long morning!! We waited, and waited, and waited!! I found out that I need to work more on my patience!! But anywho, 10 rolls around and we called, and of course, there were 10 other sets of missionaries calling, and so, we waited a little more!! We finally got the message. Elder Enriquez is going to Juliaca and I am staying here but I have to go to Cuzco tomorrow for training. I am the new District Leader. Talk about STRESS!!
Anyway this was a really wild week in our sectors. This month there are carnivals, just not the carnivals that you are thinking of with all the cute little rides for the kids. Nope! Just wild parades and what not. Kids running around with "spray"
|This is the spray. Kinda like silly string but. . .|
|Carnival mask on Elder George|
When we were in district meeting, one of the elders said, "Ya, I like to imagine my investigators in the baptismal font." I decided that I was going to be a little sassy and said, "Ya, well, I like to imagine them in the Temple." And then, of course, Elder Enriquez says, "Ya, in my mind, I think of them in white in the celestial kingdom!" At first I was laughing, just thinking of it as a joke. But in my personal study I was thinking about that. If all missionaries had that mind set, that we are literally offering these people eternal life, not just baptism, we would really have more success. So I have started doing that more and thinking of these people not only in the baptismal font, but in the celestial kingdom.
I have been reading Jesus the Christ and have learned so much. It is hard to understand sometimes but the doctrine is so cool!! My testimony of the Savior has been strengthened so much and I can see myself growing as a person. I have a greater appreciation for Jesus and his atoning sacrifice and love for us!!
This is my week in a nutshell and I don't really have anything more. Love you all and hope that you all have as good of a week as me!!
Love Elder George!!