12 March 2009

A Day in the Life of Elder Rose

So a day in the life of a missionary . . . we get up at 7, the rules are different for our mission. Get up at seven and shower to be able to stay awake while studying. Do an hour of personal study then companion study, a little exercise on the pull-up bar or something, then read while studying some Spanish. We usually get breakfast on the street cause if we don't keep food in our pension (apartment) because the ants get to it. So out the door by 10:00 a.m. after companion prayer. On the street depending when we have appointments we will find some people to talk to in centro (middle of town or business district) or knock some doors. Then comes the game of walking and walking to get to our citas (appointments) and see if people are there. We figured out in our area we walk about 6 miles a day. So citas all day long and then in the middle of the day we have lunch with a member. That is the big meal because it is during the siesta. Then back out to work until 9:30 or 10 p.m. if we are in a lesson. Sometimes we have noche de hogars (Family Home Evening) to go to or things we are asked to do like chopping the juju (vines) down behind the church with machetes :) but it is all fun. Back to the pension by the time we have to be there then we usually grab something to eat off the street again and get all of our companionship planning for the next day under way. Then we get ready for bed, figure out what we need for tomorrow, call the zone for their numbers and by that time it is 11 p.m. and time to go to sleep for the next run-around. I love it. It is so busy but so good. I would not have it any other way.

Speaking of all this, we are finding more success lately; we have been able to get some new investigators, revive some old ones and bring some less actives back to church. It has been great. The success is back! I love it.

It´s still raining a bunch here, but it´s cool. I love the rain. We had a cool p-day today. We went down to Aguaray and did an American style barbecue with the zone and then went out and played soccer in the rain. It was a blast.

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