How are you doing? Well the votes are in, and the transfers have been
decided. I, surprisingly, will be staying in my area. This is the
longest that I have ever stayed in one area before. By the end of the
transfer, I will have stayed here for over 6 months. The ward members
are really happy that I will be staying because I was going to be
singing for the Christmas party which is coming up next Saturday. But
remember how I said earlier that every zone leader companionship was
changing, well ours did. My dear companion Elder Scoville will be
moving to Takasaki and training a new zone leader over there. Since
he is leaving, I need a new companion and guess who it is? Elder
Barray. I will still be a zone leader and I will actually be training
Elder Barray how to be a zone leader because this is his first time.
So that's 2 zone leaders that I have trained so far the past 4
transfers as a zone leader. Elder Barray is really cool and we have
been in the same apartment for the past month so it's going to be fun! He
is from France so hopefully I will be able to learn some French while
I am with him. I've been with lots of international companions. They have been from
Canada, Brazil, Japan, Samoa (well sorta), and now France. But it's
really weird because most of the zone leaders became trainers or have left for home,
so I am now one of the oldest zone leaders in the mission.
Everything's changing like crazy.
Last week we had tons of meeting like always. On Tuesday we went to
the temple which was really fun. Then on Thursday we went to a big
zone conference in Matsudo, that super big 5 story church. There I
played my violin pieces and then we gave an hour and a half
training session. I feel like we did more training than the assistants did, but
it went really well and we are seeing tons of miracles in the zone so
far. For the Christmas miracle in our zone we have seen 5 wonderful baptisms.
We still have 2 weeks left so we have high hopes for more, but we will have to see
what happens, and what other cool miracles we will see.
Speaking of miracles, it's really funny that the family is going to go
to Nepal soon because we have been meeting with lots of Nepalese
recently. And one of them last week set a baptismal date for
the 14th of February. Valentines day. It's really far away but his work
schedule is busy. Seriously he works all day every day and has no
breaks at all so it's going to be hard for him to come to church. He
is from Katmandu, Nepal and his name is B... What city are you
going to visit in Nepal? Maybe he knows where it is or maybe he is
even from there. But he is really looking good for baptism.
Still no word on Kyle. He was unable to make it to church this week
because of school, but I called him last week and he invited me to his
baptism. I should be able to go so I'm pretty excited.
So another crazy miracle sharing time. Remember the guy that we met
awhile back who was going to go to Ohio State last year? Well, we went
with him to a big Young Single Adult activity that we had last night. He loved it so
much and made lots of good friends with all of the members there. He
is so excited to go to Ohio next year and he keeps asking me where
are good places for him to visit when he comes. I think he even wants
to try to room with me if we go there together. But because of this
connection we are pretty good friends and we are going to meet with
him in 2 weeks to talk again after he finishes all of his tests. He is slowly preparing for baptism.
Well, I think that's all I have time for today. Transfer days always
call for hours of transfer planning. I love you all so much! Have a
great week and I will talk to you soon!