Monday, October 8, 2012

Lots to Do

Greg cooks spaghetti...or something like it.

Being a zone leader is pretty hectic.  Even though the zone is really small, it is really hard to do a good week's work on top of all the errands we have to run as zone leaders.  So, it is interesting but a little difficult.  Our Zone Leader conference in Piura last week went well, but I was pretty tired the rest of the week because we had no sleep that night since we had to take the overnight bus to get to the meeting.

General Conference was really great!  I was especially impacted by the common theme in the talks by President Eyring, President Uchtdorf, and Elder Holland.  It is important to think about setting aside some of our aspirations in life to make sure we do what the Lord expects.  I think the Apostles are being much more direct in their talks about their expectation of young men, but maybe I am just listening differently now.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Zone Leader

I'm in Tumbes!  That's the city farthest from Piura in our mission.
My companion is Elder Viña.  He is from Ecuador.  We are the zone leaders here. 

This is the view from our apartment.  It's prettier here; you can see plants and banana trees out the window!  

One of the biggest changes of becoming a zone leader is that we have a little kitchen.  We only eat lunch with our pension.  We cook our own breakfast and dinner.  I'll have to go shopping and remember how to cook!

Tomorrow we have to go to Piura for a zone leader meeting.  In order to get there by the 9:00 a.m. meeting, we have to get on a bus just after midnight.  That will be a new experience.

Tumbes is near the Ecuadorian border; people say it is the hottest place in the mission, but I don't know about that.  It is nicer here because of the banana farms.