We are halfway through this transfer and that amazes me. The Sisters I came into the mission with will be leaving in just three short weeks so if I was born as the Paisley that Mom wanted, I would be returning home.
This week was pretty fun. We had our zone training and President let us
be in charge for the first time since he arrived (usually he does the
talking). Elder Harper and I had 2.5
hours to talk about resolving concerns prior to baptism and the other three hours
were left for the Sisters to lead a discussion on sharing our personal
testimony/story. Honestly the meetings
all feel the same and I feel like I’ve done a thousand of them. I wonder if President will keep me here for
another transfer? If so, he
will have to leave me again because Elder Harper will be going home and someone
needs to know the area. That would mean
that I would go at least eight transfers (one year) doing the same Zone Leader thing
On Thursday night, Elder Harper and I went to the local library to do
some studying and get our library passes. We found out that there would be a toastmaster
public speaking event that night and we decided to stay and watch. It was in English and everyone participating
was Moldovan, so we could help them as they went. They announced that at the end they’ll select random
speakers from the crowd. I elbowed Harper
and said "I'll buy you lunch if you speak" and he gave me the same
bet. Well turns out that we both were called
on to speak - Haha! It was a topic of
our choice and Elder Harper spoke about personal journals for three minutes. At the end, when they announced the awards, Harper
was the best speaker of the night - Haha!
They snapped some photos with him and gave him a certificate. At the event, I met a kid named Luliu who
spent ten months on foreign exchange in St. George, Utah with a Mormon family! He went to church every week and enjoyed it. When he got back to Moldova he just went back
to what he knew was normal and kinda forgot about church. We’re set-up to meet with him this
This week won’t bring anything too crazy. Hope everyone is doing
well! I also don’t have pictures because my card reader isn’t working but
I'll get a new one and send pics next week.
Love you guys!