Can you believe I have 8 months in the mission today? Let me break it down even more: one month from now I will be halfway done with the mission. Halfway!! Crazy! I remember when I started the mission I looked at the people with 8, 9, 10 months and thought, "Wow, they know everything. They have been in the mission for almost a year." I can definitely say that having so much time in the mission still doesn´t mean you know everything haha. I seriously can´t believe I am almost at the 9 month mark.
Last week was pretty great. We had the zone conference in the mission home on Thursday and I am happy to announce my name was not chosen to present the training I had prepared. My companion was chosen haha. I did have the great task of playing the piano for the opening and closing hymns. I told the chorister, "You can lead the music however you want because I don´t play well enough to actually follow you" haha. Glad to say it wasn´t a complete disaster but I think I played a little fast. I played "How Great Thou Art" and "Come Follow Me." I begged Elder Rosendo to not let me play but there was literally nobody else who was willing.
The zone conference was cool because President Gaertner spent the first hour just letting us ask questions to clear up doctrine, rules in the mission...whatever we wanted to ask. After that Sister Gonçalves gave the lesson she prepared and then we had hot dogs for lunch. After lunch President Gaertner showed up some pictures of his actual house in Curitiba. There are seriously no words to describe how nice their house is. It looks like it came straight out of a housing magazine!
The rest of the week went well. We have been exhausted lately. One night I was even asleep before 10pm. I have been waking up at 5:40am everyday to get in some extra time working out because I feel super lazy and out of shape. I miss a lot of things from home, one of them being easy access to a gym!
Next Monday we will have training for the sisters so my email will probably come a little late. Two more weeks are left in this transfer. This transfer is really flying by!
Hope everybody is enjoying summer!! It´s almost over! Love you all very much.
|Here´s a picture of the zone in front of the mission home after the training.|
|Delmar (recent convert) and Juliet (his wife).|