Well this week was a chaotic week. Changes did not go as smooth as I would have hoped. We finished late and there were a lot of problems with missionaries and taxis. A lot of missionaries left unpaid things in their old areas so I have been having to call them to get their money and get everything in the mission working smoothly again with the finances. Some missionaries are just so dumb. Sometimes common sense is not so common. There has just been a lot of little things all come up this week making me feel really overwhelmed, especially as my comp does not know very much yet. It is overwhelming because I am doing everything in the offices right now and I do not want to forget something or have us lose money.
With these changes Elder Baum left and my new companion is Elder Hailstone from Utah. He is a really great guy and we get along well. He is one of the tallest missionaries here and I am one of the shortest, so members have fun making jokes with/at us. Having to train him in the office just adds one more thing I have to do. He is learning fast but just having to stop what I am doing to teach him just makes it a little harder.
With these last changes I was also called to be the District Leader here in the Villa. In my District I am over 4 other missionaries. Two elders (Zone Leaders) and two sisters (the sister training leaders). Every night I have to call and talk to them about their day. I have to try helping them through any problems they are having in the area and keep them animated in the work. Every Tuesday morning I have to lead district counsels where we have a little workshop (spiritual thought type thing) and talk about how our weeks went and the goals we have put for the upcoming week. The work in the area is going great and we are teaching someone named Teresa who is preparing to be baptized this month. She is really awesome I am pretty sure she will be baptized here soon.
Things are going great though and I am having the time of my life here in Guatemala serving the Lord. This next week will hopefully be a calmer week for me as things start to die down from changes. Something the mission is starting to say more and more that I really like and think everyone should be put in practice is "Love more, Judge less." At times I think we judge more than we should when we should really just stop and see them as a child of God and look for the good in them. We are all different but we are all children of God.
Love more, Judge Less
Having the best day of his life,