February 3, 2014
It has been a fun week, full of trials and limited results, but lots of great experiences and memories! Elder G got here on Tuesday, and it has been crazy. He is a new zone leader--he was actually one of our district leaders in Tome, so I already know him well. But he still just kind of looks at me too much like his leader, which is weird. I’ve been feeling pretty stressed for a couple days this week, like I’ve got the whole zone on my back, but little by little he is picking things up and he is really excited to work hard, which is really all you can ask for.
|Elder G and The Weekly Sandwich|
|Zach with the Familia Poblete from Penco (now restaurant owners in Concepcion)|
Right now we are just trying to make sure that all the missionaries are really happy in what they are doing, enjoying their time, and really working hard. And ironically, all those things go together. The best way to enjoy yourself, be happy, and avoid all the pessimism is to just lose yourself in the work and do your best, leaving to the Lord the rest.
This week, we brought a bunch of people to church in our sector! It was awesome to see that some stuff is finally coming together for us.
Keep us in your prayers; we are working really hard and just trying to stay focused. I love these people a lot, even though it’s not always easy.
Pray for us, for the missionaries, and especially for those that need us to find them!
Have a great week!
P.S. This week I learned how to make humitas--basically tamales without meat. Super tasty--they use basil! Weird, huh? But yum. I’ll show you how someday!