Well, something really cool happened this week. Before there were two sets of missionaries here in Aguilares. I was the district leader. But they closed the area last week due to some safety issues they had been having. So they changed the district. Now I´m the district leaders of Aguilares and....Nueva Concepcion!!!! District leaders in order to train the other missionaries do interchanges with the other companionships. So this week I got to spend a day in Nueva Concepcion. It was amazing. And it won´t be the last time I go.
I went to go work with one of the missionaries that´s there right now, and his companion worked here in Aguilares with Elder P. They basically hadn´t planned the day so that I could show them the area. I introduced them to a whole bunch of less active members they didn´t know and former investigators.
We also had a branch presidency meeting. President M and Hermano T were there. Also Hermano F the Elders quorum president was there. I never thought that I would have the opportunity to be in a branch presidency meeting in Nueva Concepcion again. But I did. And oh am I happy. We talked about the progress of R Ma. R and his family are close to completing a year of being members. We talked about his preparation for the Melquizidec Priesthood and their preparation to enter the temple.
After the Presidency meeting, we did divisions. I went with President M and F. Elder M went with Hermano T. They visited two less active families. We visited R, L and N, and the M family (R and I, M, etc.). R was one of my investigadors that got baptized after I left. L and N aren´t doing so well. They only go to church every now and then. But the branch hasn´t forgoten about them and are still trying to help them. R is doing great. In the lesson with R, I was just thinking of what a blessing it was. To be able to be with my convert, about a year after his baptism, with both the branch President and the Elders quorum president, talking about how he can prepare for the priesthood and temple ordinances. Meetings like that just don´t happen. I feel so blessed. I hope to be there when he recieves the Melchiqudec priesthood.
We also saw M (M). He´s still active. He cried when he saw me.
I love you all. So much.
How do you feel about not having change meetings? It doesn´t really change much for me. If I were a secretary still it would because not having a change meeting creates all kinds of logistical problems I would have to solve.
How will you get packages? I have no idea. That´s one of those logistical problems. But don´t worry. Elder N is smart. He´ll figure it out.
Is Elder P still with you? Yes.
Do you still think you will be coming home on April 21? Yes.