This has been a crazy, crazy week! I have a long story to tell you today, since I hardly received any emails (obviously, since I usually write). But everything has changed, and I´ll tell you why. ;D
For the last week or so Elder L and I were thinking a lot about the next change. We knew we would have changes (since we had been together three changes already) but we just weren´t exactly sure who would be leaving the area. I felt that I was leaving, and he did too. I even prayed about itto finish off our P-Day. I felt that I would leave, I just didn´t know exactly where. Would I serve in Oriente, where it is blazing hot? Or stay in the Capital? Would I have a Gringo companion, or finally a Latino? Anyways, we talked a lot about it, but we didn´t know for sure until night. Zone leaders called Elder Leatherow to say that I was, in fact, leaving! Confirmation. :)
It was kind of hard to sleep that night. Lots of thoughts were going through my head, and I was really excited!
Finally, we left for changesmorning. It was really hard to have my last real talk with Elder L. I have enjoyed my time with him so much. I have to admit, I shed some tears as we left the house for the last time. :) Elder L has taught me everything I know. He taught me to be diligent, to be obedient, to have faith that the Lord will bless us if we do our part, and a whole lot more! Really, he has been a really good friend to me.
For a very long time my name did not pop up on the screen with my companion. Zone after zone flew by, but nothing. Elder L got his companion, a Latino (his prayers were answered) and every time a new missionary popped up on the screen my heart skipped a beat. Yeah, changes are pretty exciting. Hahaha! :) Finally, my picture popped up!
I was called to...the office! :)
I have been called to serve as the Financial Secretary for the mission! My new companions are Elder Vasquez and my trainer, Elder Lucero. You can´t imagine how surprised I was to be called here. I did not think for a second I´d ever be an office elder! But here I am. :D
I love my job so far! I have only had two days here in the office, but I have learned so much!
Elder Vasquez and Elder Lucero are great! It is definitely a little strange being in a trio, but really rewarding too!
It is definitely a huge responsibility I have now, but I know that I will do fine with the Lord´s help! More than anything I am a little nervous about my Spanish. Elders call us a lot about problems they have with money and my Spanish has to be really good to answer all of their questions and resolve their concerns. ;) A lot of the work I do here is on the computer. I have tons of emails to answer and I have to confirm if bills have been paid for electricity and water for every area in the mission. I also give permission for reimbursements, which requires good judgment. Well, there is a ton I do here. Elder Lucero told me it is a very stressful job. So far I haven´t felt a whole lot of stress, but I know I will once he leaves and I am working by myself with six weeks of experience. But I will keep learning a lot every day! Hopefully I will be ready. :)
Sadly, I might not have as much time to write you every week. We barely have any time to do anything! They tell me we don´t even have P-days really, we just write on Friday. So just to keep that mind, my schedule to write from now on is Friday!
I have no clue how long I will be Financial Secretary, it could be two changes or it could be six or more. I am new in the mission so I could have a lot of time here. We shall see! :D
To tell you a little about my schedule, every day we try to leave for the office at 10, we work until 4 or 5, and then begin working in our area! The elders have told us that the ward is really, really good, and that they baptize every month, so I´m really excited!
Anyways, this was a crazy ¨transfer¨! But I´m really, really excited to work here! ;D
I hope you have an awesome week!
I love you!