Whew well this week a lot of stuff actually happened (for once haha). I guess I'll start it off about transfers...they zone leaders called us on Saturday and told me I was getting transferred to.....NOWHERE! I'm staying in my same area with my same comp doing the same thing in the same heat with the same investigators. Very exciting, I know. But with an exception, they assigned me as district leader!! According to the zone leaders I'm going to be their district leader and a leader of a companionship of Hermanas that just got here. I'm super excited but at the same time I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little bit nervous. Time for me to set the example and become the missionary that others need me to be. These transfers were a bit weird because there were SO many in the mission. For example, my comp and I were only some of the very few that didn't get transferred in our zone. Only five of our 16 in our zone stayed and the rest all went to different areas. It's the first transfer that Presidente Robinson has done and I think he moved around a lot of the missionaries to give the mission a bit of a fresh start and pump some new blood into the areas.
This Friday I had the opportunity (for the first time on the mission) to go to the temple here in Hermosillo! It was such a great day and I'm so glad I was able to go. The temple here is sooo small though haha, I had no problem finding my way around anywhere and watching the video and doing everything in Spanish was so cool. The celestial room was really peaceful and I was able to receive some personal revelation there. I feel like it was the best thing I could have done around my year mark out here because it gave me the opportunity to refocus and remind myself why I'm here and that the temple is the ultimate goal I have for all of those I teach. Presidente Robinson is giving all the missionaries that are in Hermosillo a chance to go once every six weeks, it's great. I also got to talk with Presidente Robinson for a bit as well and every time I see or talk to him I'm impressed. He has a great way of thinking and he never lacks showing his love to us missionaries.
On Saturday we went with the zone leaders, Elders Mitchell and Heredia to their area to a humble family that needed some roofing work done. So we went over there and helped them move over tons of concrete, gravel, and sand to make the mixture for the roof and moving buckets full of that mixture up a ladder to get the roof made. It was A TON of work, like three hours of lifting, shoveling, and moving that stuff, but it felt really nice to know that I was able to help a really humble family out in any way that I could. We all got plastered in wet concrete but overall it was a super fun experience.
Anyways, that was about the week for the both of us. We worked really hard to find new people to teach and it really paid off. The mission is becoming a lot easier now and I'm learning to enjoy it and not worry about the things that don't really matter.
Thanks for all the emails! I love and miss you guys so much, have a great week!
Con amor, Elder Thayne