Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A "Busy Boy..."
Well this week was really eventful.
Monday of course was p day and we didn´t do a whole lot. Just the usual, clean the house, grocery shop and laundry. We went to bed at 1030 and woke up at 1:30 to go catch our bus to montevideo.
Tuesday morning we got to montevideo right on time, 8:50, ten minutes early for the leadership council. Breakfast and then we got started. Everything in the meeting went perfectly. There has a big thing recently about how we receive our weekly alottage of money. It used to be once a month, then they changed it to half the amount everything 15 days. O.k, that´s fine. But of course we get missionaries who complain because now they have to pay twice to take their money out. Well nobody ever said you HAVE to take it out every 15 days, you can wait a whole month if you want, or two or whatever. That ended that topic pretty quickly because everybody realized it was true. Time saved. They also changed the way we set our goals. It used to be just the number of areas that every zone has and that would be our goal. Not a whole lot of revelation involved. So we changed it back, yesssssss. The mission has been missing the urgency that we used to have and this new change brings it all back. Yes. Lunch and then we have to give a report of how our zone did, we did really well this month, so no worries. We helped everybody pack up and clean up and we were finally out of there at about 7 in the afternoon. Enough time to catch a bus to our old house in carrasco, put one baptismal fecha with a woman in the street and buy some yogurt.
Wednesday we woke up early to go use some gym down the street. The missionaries there are teaching the owner so he let us use it for free. I figured, yeah I´m still in shape. So I picked up some weights and couldn´t walk for the rest of the day. Good stuff. Then I went out with Elder Taylor, my companion in the MTC to go work in my old area! That was so much fun! We enjoyed that so much, and I got to go see Sandra who me and Elder England baptized when I was in that area. Her son came out, saw me, and yelled to his mom, ¨mom you have no idea who is here!¨ It was so good to see her again, she is doing really bad with her health, she has parkingsons and has lost a ton of weight and shaking way worse than when we baptized her. ahh. We went home, had lunch and then went to the temple to meet MIRTA! wooohooo. She is doing super well! We went in the temple and got to be in the session with her. That was so awesome! and I got to see my trainer, elder contreras again. He goes home tomorrow. So that is kinda crazy. We caught a bus back to 33 and got home about 1 in the morning thursday.
The weekend was great, had 8 investigators in the church, 2 that should have been baptized this week, Daniel and Stella. They needed that question 4 interview, so what did we do? we gave the assistants a 2 week heads up on that so that they can be baptized the same day as their wedding and they just called us half an hour ago to tell us that they can´t come. ughhhhh. Well their baptism was going to be this thursday and now we have to tell them they can´t be married and baptized on the same day. That will be a hard lession but I´m sure they will understand.
Yesternight the changes came in and so we got to go to the cyber to print them off. Man I was so nervous they were going to take me out of here and away from Rodriguez. We work so well together and we are having so much fun and so much success. Thankfully when they came it said that we would be staying together and next to it in the notes section it said ¨you´re just too cute together.¨ we got a good laugh out of that.
Well anyways, that´s about it here in 33. Looks like I´ll be ¨killing¨ elder rodriguez. Finishing what we started almost a year ago back in El Pinar (autodromo) good stuff. Thanks for the package, that will be appreciated.