Another area come and gone. Saturday night I got the phone call, my new area is Villa Allende as Zone Leader. It will probably be my last area. It is the same zone where I started my mission, so it’s kind of cool that everything has come full circle. I will be doing an exchange or two in Rio Ceballos, that's for sure! My new comp is Elder Castro from...guess where...Peru! My third companion from Peru, which will be a lot of fun. He has about 14 months in the mish, I actually was in the same zone when he started the mission and remember him as a greenie. I am pretty pumped, I am in another one of the strongest wards in Cordoba (well, technically I am right outside of the city...again.) It’s funny, half of my areas have been "strong" wards, and the other half have been tiny little branches or annexes. The best of both worlds!
This last week in the area was fun, we did some service for our branch president, helping him clean up his backyard and move some things. Wednesday we had a zone meeting and were in Bellville all day, but it was good to be able to do the end of transfer interviews with the sisters and really see how much each of them had progressed in the past 6 weeks. Truth be told, I might miss being in charge of sisters, sometimes it wasn't easy, but I definitely learned a ton! The rest of the week was pretty normal, Sunday half of the branch decided to go on vacations to Carlos Paz, so there were only about 20 of us in the chapel, but really it was probably the most spiritual Sunday that I have had in the area. All of the old timers in the branch in testimony meeting shared their testimonies and conversion stories, which was neat. We studied 2 Nephi 2 in Sunday School, which is always a fun class, there is definitely an opposition in all things!
Sounds like y’all had a great time this week, minus Jake. Hopefully he feels better! I am pretty excited for my new zone, it is the zone that baptizes most in the mission, and we intend to keep it that way. Crazy to think that, unless something crazy happens, this will be my final area. It is crazy how time flies! Love you all!
Some older pictures from Marcos Juarez in Nov/Dec