Friday, February 17, 2017

First Week Back in the Offices

All of this week has been spent in Trainings.  Elder Martinez and I are both in our first Transfer as Assistants to the President and At the same time, we're Opening an Area in Cafetales (which has been closed for a transfer), so we have lots of work to do and so little time, but we're determined to work hard and we've already seen some of the miracles that God has blessed us with.  :D  Such as walking in the streets at the right moment and the right place to find our Ward Mission Leader that we'd never even met before and who lives on the whole other side of the ward boundaries.  That happened to us last night.  :D

Monday we were in the Transfers all day, making sure that the missionaries were all able to get to their new areas.  Then we talked with President for a little bit and greeted two new missionaries that arrived from the Provo MTC later in the afternoon.  Afterwards, Elder Martinez and I had to find our new house in Cafetales, where we're going to live this transfer, and get moved in.

Tuesday we went to a District Meeting and District Leader Training put on by the Zone Leaders in Culhuacan in the morning.  Then we got down and had a good Planning Session to see where we're going to start in the area.  We called a few members and finally we were able to find out who the bishop is and his phone number and we found a family that will help us out lots this week while we are getting to know the area.

Tuesday night we had to go to the Casa Amarilla to stay the night to leave for the Airport at 3:30am with the Missionaries going home.  I learned the whole airport process very well as Financial Secretary, so President sent me and Elder Martinez to the Airport terminal 1 to help the other missionaries that were going home while he stayed in the Terminal 2 to take care of the missionaries there.  Getting back from the airport, we had a Training for the Trainers and New Missionaries and a small Orientation for them.  Then a quick meeting with President, some Office Work, and then Elder Martinez went to rest because he had been throwing up and feeling sick all day.

Thursday we had a Meeting with all the District Leaders and Zone Leaders in the Mission then an Evaluation for those finishing the first 6 Weeks of their Training.  Then we went to our area to work.

Today we had another Evaluation for those finishing their 12 Week Training and we'll have our P-day today.  Then tomorrow we have a Stake Activity to go to with President in the Contreras Stake.

I feel like a Secretary again in the sense that I'm again in the administrative work of the mission more than the work of being out in the streets all day teaching.  But I'm Learning Tons from the stories and wisdom of President Mecham.  I am happy that we are trusted to make sure that things happen right - President tells us his desires and the things he wants done in the mission and it's our job to make sure that the things are done and that everything is prepared correctly so that it all runs smoothly.
I am happy that I can serve the Lord in whatever form he calls upon me to do!!!  I Love the Lord and His Gospel!  I know that it is True!  I know that Christ lives and he is guiding this Work!!!

I Love You All!!!  Have an Incredible Week!!!
Elder Jarrett

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