Sunday, September 21, 2014

(WEEK 55) La semana loca

So last Monday reflected on this whole week haha super busy and running around everywhere. On Tuesday we had a normal day until I got a call that we had to pick someone up from the terminal again. Elder Espinoza (who was in my district when I was a District leader about 4 months ago) was coming from my first sector in Coca to stay with us for 3 days to pick up his son (New gringo missionary that he was going to train) and to renew his visa with me on Friday. So he helped us in the lessons on Tuesday night and then we helped him get to the Iñaquito chappel to find his new companion Wednesday morning. Being the zone leaders of the office missionaries, makes us the assistants of the assistants of the mission president hahaha. While they were training the new missionaries we went and did a couple chores for them and then we came back and saw the mountain of new gringo missionaries. Mountain first of all becasue there were a ton! And because there were like 5 missionaries that were at least 6'8. Like a bunch of Shreks!

Elder Espinoza picked up Elder Wheelwright, and they spent the whole day with us in the lessons that we had in the afternoon. On Friday Elder Espinoza and I had to go to the church offices in Quito to renew our visas wih like 6 other missionaries. We had to wait for like 3 hours for our turn. Plus the new senior office missionary doesn't speak Spanish very well yet so I had to translate for him. Which was kind of fun actully. But at the same times I was thinking, "Come on, man..." After that we had a ton of lessons in the afternoon so even though I was the only one out of the 5 missionaries that knew the sector, we did splits and I gave Elder Flores and Elder Parra the best directions I could. The good news is that they found the houses! 

Saturday morning Elder Espinoza and Elder Wheelwright left and we recived a new chore from the offices: Elder Castro(Who was in this zone about 3 months ago but left to another one of my old sectors in the coast(Quinindé)) Was going to train as well but he got apendecitis so he's been in the hospital for a couple of day now. So I had to drop off Elder Parra with him so he could watch over him and do nothing all day long, and also take Elder Castro's companion in the field, Elder Olsen. We had the district meeting/zone meeting this day because we didn't have time on Thursday or Friday. So I was a lonely zone leader in the trainings hahaha but I was kind of fun. It felt like being a district leader again, just with a giant district. At 6:00pm we had a ward activity called: The Dispensations, where we spilt the members and investigators off into 4 different groups and put them into stations where they rotated after every 10 minutes. Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses were the stations. In the stations they learned things about each dispensation and played games too. Then we put them all together and watch one of the new bible videos about Jesus Christ. And then we watched part of the Restauration video and then had Cola-cola floats after(Because Root Beer is really hard to find here). It was awesome and a ton of members and a couple of investigators showed up.

On Saturday night around 8:00pm we had to pick up Elder Parra from the hospital and switch him with Elder Castro's companion, Elder Olsen. We got there a little late, like around 9:00pm. We picked him up but we had a problem finding his visa copy that he had to leave with security, we finally found it after asking like 6 workers, but then we didn't know how to get back home from there because the Metrobus shuts down at 9:00pm and we didn't have money for a taxi. Then a miacle happened! A member from La Gasca (A ward that's now a part of the other mission) saw us, picked us up, and drove us to our house like 30 minutes away. So we got home around like 10:00pm hahaha but sometimes I like experiences like that.

Other funny news: Elder Flores got crapped on by a pigeon! So that brought joy to the week. It was a crazy and dificult week but I was grateful for it.

Leos Don Alvarez (El hermano de Misleydis) se va a bautizar éste Sábado! Él está bien animado y comprende todo lo que enseñamos. Los Guerra están progresando también y sólo les falta la entrevista. Ojalá que Miguel y Avaneth puedan terminar los papeles de divorcio, porque ya solo les faltan esos papeles y están listos para casarse.

Escribí más que normal, anímense! Y que sepan que les quiero mucho!

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