What spiritual thing happened this week? Well there are always many stories but I always think about one thing it is amazing to see the small miracles that happen everyday. President wants to do changes where the one companion travels by himself so we tried it out. We had an elder come from Yojoa a far off area, so he could pick up his new companion, we had told him to be in the terminal at a certain time, he got there way early without a companion and well it just so happened that the other mission was there looking for another elder that never arrived. We ended up picking up the elder for their mission, and they picked up the elder for our mission and all was well in the end. God really does put the right people in the right places in the correct time especially when it comes to his missionaries.
Did you have to go to the airport this week for any early flights? Yes I went to the airport 3 times this week: One was this morning early because we had to go and pick up a sister missionary from her area, we woke up at 3:30 and we got the airport at 4:20. The 2nd time we went at 4, but it was just to drop off a missionary that would be going to the MTC in Guatemala, he was from the district that President is over so we were in charge. The 3rd was to drop off a missionary that finished his mission and was going to New Zealand or Australia, I don't remember for sure where. What other countries do you have missionaries from besides the U.S. and South America? Just Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Do you interact with the East mission office elders? Yes we go talk with them a lot. Do you help each other with financial and other problems? Have you met Sister K. is she a nice lady? Yes I have met Sister K.; sometimes we help each other out. I have had to pay for some of their things and they had to pay our mission back.
Has your companion’s replacement been sent to the mission home to learn what his job is? In like 5 weeks my companion’s trainee will get here.
Did you teach any discussions to the doctor or the atheist this week, and if so how did they go? No we didn't we had appointments with them; they never answered their phones making it impossible to find them to teach them. But hopefully next week we will be able to get back in contact with them.
What did you do for p-day? We went to the airport and my companion slept forever, when we got back we ate at Popeye’s and then we walked around in the mall. Next week we will go shopping with the AP that will finish his mission. So is the new AP in the office already? No he wont come until next weekend.
How is your health? It is good. I haven't had any problems but many of the other missionaries have been getting sick lately with all sorts of weird things. What kind of sicknesses are the missionaries coming down with? Do you finally have a mission nurse? Yes we have a mission nurse, they are getting weird stomach bacteria, sica and chickengunya, all of that good stuff. Do you see lots of mosquitos in the city? I don’t see many.
Do you have a funny or interesting story from this week? I don't remember than any funny things passed by this week it was normal. I just had to take a phone call that want that pleasant, I think the guy is going to rob us 2800 HNL deposit because he stole my only leverage, the keys to the house out of the hands of the missionaries. Nothing was in the house; we had moved them out last week. He was just going through to see what we needed to fix and he was really rude and pushed a missionary and grabbed the keys and refused to get them back. First he said he has to do some touch up painting, we painted the house to start off. Second there are 2 tiles that are broken, well that's because they are all loose. He has really been a bad landlord. Stealing light, had years of water debt and the bank wanted to repossess the house.
Has the weather been wet with El Niño? No, it hasn’t rained once and is really hot. It should be rainy right now but its not.
What else are you working on today? Well today I am figuring out how much money and how I should help the missionaries that haven’t paid their lights or water bills and are a month or more behind. Do they have to pay the lights from their own money? From the money they receive on their cards, but we just changed it, and now the mission pays up to 300, or 600 if there is 2 companionships in a house. I made this change that we will be paying up to 300 per companionship a week ago, so we are just getting everything back on track so in the future there wont be any excuses. The missionaries have to pay the bill then send me the receipts to pay them back.
Well my time is up. Have a good week. Love you all. I will try and take some pictures.