President Rahlf's letter today said that there are 28 new missionaries coming
in and 8 new areas being opened. It’s the biggest transfer ever to occur
in this mission. So it’s exciting. The sad thing is we don't really
have time to visit the members in our area because they live so far away. We are leaving tomorrow morning at 7 am to go to
departure devotional and we won’t be back until late. Then we are
leaving early again Wednesday morning for transfers. I won't know where I will be until
Wednesday afternoon so I will let you know in next week letter. Elder Juco has been good teacher I have realized
the importance of becoming unified with your companion. Everything runs a
lot more smoothly if both companions are focused on their purpose and not on
other things. I truly did learn that if you are doing missionary work just for the
numbers then it won't be near as effective as if it is for people.
Numbers are great, as missionaries we need to work, but if a visit would
be more effective than a lesson then we have the power to just do a visit.
In Echague I was more focused on getting out and teaching teaching
teaching. Here I have realized that sometimes teaching isn't always the
best route. The missionary purpose doesn't say teach people it says
invite. There are so many different ways to invite others and the best
one is to show them love.
That is cool that you
got to hear Tagalog. It’s weird right? Sometimes it amazes me that
I know this weird language that I didn't know 9 months ago. I've had some
cool experiences lately where I haven't had to translate in my head. It
felt like we were speaking English together. It is a really
Well I love you all
and will talk to you next week.
I just got a call from
President Rahlf. I will be a District Leader this next cycle. My hands
are still shaking a little bit. Ha-ha this should be fun... :)