Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wow, February!

Hello everyone, I hope that you all had a good Superbowl Sunday and didn't eat too much. When we got home last night our neighbors where downstairs watching the Superbowl, it was pretty hard to walk away but I did it haha! 

This week was a good week, the only thing is that I´m pretty sick today, but I´m improving which is good. I should be back to normal in a few days. Its the worst to be sick in the mission. Also we didn't end up going to Mexico, we received a message at 3 AM from the doctor that Elder Espinoza was going to visit wasn't going to be in Mexico City, so I might go next week with him. Probably a good thing because I was pretty sick this morning.

View of Puebla
So we had a good week. We had more time than we've had to work in the area which was great and we found a couple of new investigators. On Wednesday we also had exchanges with one of the other District Leaders in our Zone, Elder Estes and his companion Elder Garcia. It was great, I always love to get to know new areas and see how other Elders like to work. We were in the ward Manatiales and we did a lot of walking! In our area here everything is more or less close together and a lot of times we´ll take the bus to get to the other side. But we walked all day, I think Elder Estes´ iPod thing said we walked 7 miles. Also they have an investigator type guy that works in a butcher-shop and they had bought the best bacon I've had in Mexico. That is one thing I do like about being a leader and going to other peoples areas to do exchanges is that we get to eat their food!

Thursday we didn't do a whole lot. For exchanges as leaders we have to stay and watch the weekly planning session of the other elders and that takes a while. After that we returned to our area, ate, did our weekly planning, went to the Ward Correlation Meeting where we present our weekly plans to the Ward Mission Leader and then we had to go to Forjadores to do a baptismal interview.

Friday we took all morning to go back to the Hospital to get the results of the test they did on Elder Arias, and we have to go back this week for them to do another (smaller) exam. Saturday we worked in the area and started to work on our monthly forms. So here in this mission, every month we have to do these forms where we put all of the investigators, less actives and recent converts we are teaching and other things. So every ward has its own form that the missionaries do, and as Zone Leaders its our responsibility to compile all of the wards together to send the form to the stake and the mission offices. Its honestly a headache, but I´m grateful that I've had some experience with Excel before the mission.

On Sunday we had church in our own chapel! Aquiles Serdan had been attending in a different chapel because they were remodeling ours, but we went back this sunday. Its a really nice chapel! Also a lot of people attended chruch, I´m not really used to that many people coming from Resurgimiento where only about 60 or 70 people attend. The bishop said there was about 200 people that attended.

Yup, that was our week. It was honestly a pretty good one. Well, everyone enjoy your start of February. I still can´t believe that it´s already February. Adiós!

-Elder Hartvigsen

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