So this week was about a million times better than the last haha. First off, we didnt get robbed, and second off we bought some more corn flakes so everything is back to normal! Just a lot more quiet without beautiful music and I cant go running without my Nikes. But everything is really a lot better!
Soooo Im struggling to pull out the good things that happened this week to say to you all… Im just going to start from the beginning haha!
Well Monday I spent the night at my old zone leaders house in Lakin, Elder Hauser and Michaud and we worked with them that night. It was super fun and I was sad to have to leave them to go all the way to Campeche, but whatever!
Tuesday we hung out at the offices until the new missionaries were all ready and we went to the stake center in centro and got assigned our kids! ITS A BOY! My companion is named Elder Winger, hes from Magna Utah. He is just a classic white boy from Utah haha, honestly he is just a good kid. A little boring, but his heart is in the right place! haha. Then we headed to Campeche (with my luggage, his luggage, and a ton of materials because we are opening an area so it was super hard to move everything). We got in pretty late so we slept there with some Elders, and headed to Escarcega in the morning. We got to Escarcega at like 9 with all of our stuff, and headed to the house that the other elders already have.
So the phrase, be careful what you wish for has received new significance for me since last night. Last night when we got the call for transfers, I was ready to hear that we were both going to stay in Izamal, or that Elder Cornejo was going to leave, that I was going to train, I had no expectations. I have said that I felt ready to train, not that Im aspiring for leadership positions but I just feel ready as a missinoary! Well anyways last night I found out that I am going back to Campeche! But this time, I am going to open an area in Escarcega, which is the farthest area from Merida, I am going to be training a new missionary (who I will meet tomorrow!) and I am going to be a district leader… WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!! Chispas that was a slap to the face for me! I am sitting here in Merida right now waiting until I give birth to my son (mission lingo, sorry if that sounds weird), and then I am off to Escarcega tomorrow! Escarcega is famous for being the armpit of the mission, because it is super far from Campeche, and even farther from Merida, and there hasnt been very much success there in the last couple of years. The branch (yes my first time in a small branch) and area is called Morelos. I am still surprised as I am writing this to you all haha.
So yeah HAPPY NEW YEARS! The next time I write we will be in 2014! How crazy! 2013 was awesome and will be hard to beat.
This week was good/weird. With all of the holiday stuff our schedule has been way off so the last couple of days that have been normal felt good.
First, Christmas was good! A little anticlimatic after I got to skype, but still good! I think thats just Mexico in general. All of December is a huge party and by the time Christmas comes around everybody is exhausted haha. I cant even put into words how amazing it was to see you all! Just a phone call would have been lame! haha It was really the highlight of my holiday season this year! Especially that I could see Candace for a little bit! My family is perfect and I brag about you guys all the time down here in Mexico!