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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Sooo I'm a Zone Leader....
Hey everybody! Hope everyone is doing awesome!! Just wanted to let everyone know what's been happening this past week
Wendsday- we got 2 new districts in our zone. 5 of them are farm boys from idaho. They are so awesome and Hilarious!! Definitely love getting to know them.
In the morning we did "service" aka, "free labor" but hey, somebody's gotta make this place tick.
We had to get up at like 530 and clean bathrooms. Yeah... remember when I said I would never be a custodian again... Apparently I didn't knock on wood hard enough... ahhahaha. Oh Well, It was still good to do something to break the monotanly.
We spent the rest of the day going to class and then in the afternoon we go to teach our investigator. it was pretty rad.
we taught our last lesson to our "investigator" It was a super cool experience. we ended up commiting him to baptism and he accepted! afterward he said that we did so well, that he accepted, he usually doesn't do that. it was great.
as we got to class on friday, we learned that our "investigator" turns out to be our teacher. it was pretty cool. he gave us all feed back and then taught us some grammer prinicples. His name is Irmao staples, he's from Seattle washington and he served a mission in brazil.
After that we studied some more and then had another lesson from irmao christani. i just feel so blessed to have the two coolest and best teacher to help us learn more of the gospel and to learn Portuguese.
our lesson with irmao christani was pretty interesting. as soon as class started he told us that we had 5 min to prepare a lesson that we where going to teach. then after those 5 minutes he walked us up to a investigator and we had to start teaching. it was really really really bad. we hardly could speak anything and there was lot of awkward silence. I loved it. it just showed me how much more i have to learn and how much i'm going to have to stretch to get there.
Friday nights are interesting. the teachers call them Sesta Festa which means friday party. on friday night all the teachers are not around (weird, it's like they have a normal life or something... wonder what that feel like) so it pretty much leaves 500 19 year old missionary un supervised. it's crazy. lucky our district is seculed from the craziness so we get quite a bit of studying done.
Satuday was pretty boring. we just learned about imperfect and peritet verb and then spent the rest of the day studying. pretty bland.
I've really come to love Sundays at the MTC. even though, you know sunday is supposed to be a day of rest? well, not here. it's jammed packed with meeting and devotionals. it's pretty sweet.
Before sacrament meeting, we were pulled aside by the branch president. He then extened a call to up to be the new zone leaders for our zone. Pretty nuts. We've only been here for like a week and halve and now we are leading some 60+ missionary's. I was kinda uneasy about this, so together as a companionship before they announced it in sacrament, we found a quiet place in the MTC and knelt and prayed about it. As soon at we were done with the prayer we all had the same feeling come over us, that this is a calling that we needed to do and that the lord would help us through out it's challenges.
Pretty much the same as every other day, study, learn, teach. really nothing too exciting happend around here.
If anyone want's to write me, Feel free to! I'd love to hear from ya!
Hope this next week will be awesome for all of you.