My Comp decided to play a game of "stack stuff" on me.
The new International Zone t-shirt I designed.
It's been an awesome week here in beautiful Lemon Grove. It's currently pouring down rain which is a pleasant surprise!!
We started this awesome week with Zone Conference last Wednesday which is when Our zone and the Chula Vista English and Spanish zones get together and we get some awesome instruction from the members of the mission presidency and president Schmitt.
This time we talked about working with members, and how essential it is in missionary work that members work alongside us, we are on the same team. We talked about working with our ward and branch leaders and how the bishop or branch president holds the keys for the work and needs to have a high vision for there to be success. After that he needs to work through the ward mission leader, branch or ward council and the missionaries to bring to pass his inspired vision. We have been putting all of that into action this week, we got together with our branch president and set some expectations and made a plan and talked about it in ward council.
Thursday we had weekly planning and stuff-its always kind of a long day because we have to spend a lot of time inside the apartment. We also had dinner with our branch mission leader and the sisters here serving in our ward. Hermana Robledo made carne asada and pollo asado and she makes awesome salsa and guacamole. It was awesome. Then we had coordination which was good! People in the branch are getting a lot more motivated to work. We had an awesome lesson after with Julio and Paola, plus little juliette. They are such an awesome family! (Pics of us with them later on)
Friday we had a couple sweet lessons with our investigators Raquel and her daughter Cynthia. It's cool to see how the Lord has prepared them through trials and life experiences to receive the gospel, especially Cynthia, and they are super stoked! We also had an awesome lesson with a less active member who we just met. He's super friendly and really fun!
Saturday we had dmeet (district meeting)! We talked more about working with members-there is a sweet talk called "It's a Miracle" by Elder Anderson that we talked about. Our branch president had a birthday party for their daughter. She turned 14-it was awesome. It was princess themed and there were lots of people and lots of good food! While we were there we got one of the best phone calls ever ... that the speakers weren't going to be able to speak so they called us, the missionaries, to give the talks the following day...like 15 hours before the sacrament meeting. We talked about prophets and the restoration. It went pretty well.
There's a little summary of the week! Love you all!