So this week was super long. And stressful. But it turned out being a decent week in the long run.
Last Tuesday we had Consejo de lideres de la mision....its a monthly thing for all the zls and hermana training Leaders to get instruction from Pres and the aps. But this time we had Elder Laboriel, the area 70, there and he instructed us very well. It started with an examination to see if every Elder had their scriptures. Bible and Ttriple. And then he quizzed us on the 13 articles of faith. I had to recite the 7th one, ...I mostly knew it. Gifts of the Spirit. And he talked about the importance of being leaders, and leadership traits, and used the story of Ammon to do it. It was super good. But it took a long time, with all the instructions given by Pres, the hermana, and the aps, plus a super in depth verification of the baptismal dates and stuff. But it was good. Lasted from like 8 in the morning till like 5 ish at night. Then they told us there that our zone had interviews the next day, and president likes to do them in Elders' houses. So we cleaned our house a little bit, and the next day at 9 we were with president and we went from house to house. His wife would share a message, and then he would do the interviews. It took quite a while. And then he also took us to lunch, which was nice of him. But it took literally all day, and he couldn´t even finish with ours because he had to go back to the mission home to let some people in who were leaving the next day. So that was till like 7 at night, and my comp was dying sick. So we just went to go eat.
Thursday we had to teach all the elders in our zone what we learned from consejo, and the messages that were shared. I found a quote in consejo, btw, that I loved. Strength grows in proportion to the load. Think about it.
Then Friday, a member took us to a local market, and we bought fresh fish, and clams, and then his mom made us food!!! I ATE A TWO POUND FISH. it was delish. I don´t have pics....but soon. Very soon.
Then on Saturday was our baptism, which was awesome!! There was no light in the church, but that is whatevs, it still worked out. Then on Sunday we confirmed her, and everything went swimmingly...hahaha. baptism joke.
Part of what we learned on Tuesday was the importance of the articles of faith. elder Laboriel told us that we all needed to have them memorized, so I learned them on Saturday morning. all 13. In Spanish, not in English. my brain not working well in English. alñskjfalskfoasidfa. Anyways....
I love you all!!!!
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