Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WEEK - 59 Neza/Pantitlan Zone

Hola familia!
I hope everything is great over there! I'm enjoying being a Zone Leader, the council with President was great!

I told you that I was going to train with my companion, and we were trying to think of a good activity to do. Elder Hilario said that if the activity is good, everyone loves the training. Tuesday Morning we were thinking about what we could do, when I thought about the game "Guess Who". We decided to do that, and then we were thinking about it and we remembred that our neighbors sell costume supplies. We went over and found fake mustaches for 5 pesos. We had all the Zone Leaders stand up, and had Elder Tanner and Elder Pickup help us. We took pictures of two of the missionaries on our camera, and Elder Tanner and Elder Pickup had to ask questions to find out which missionary they had on the camera. As they asked questions, the missionaries would sit down. To make it a little harder we used the mustaches with about half of the missionaries. After the training, we said we had bought each of them a mustache to remember our training. When we handed them out President Bulloch said "We're going to take a picture with these!"Link to pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/106302881026343639408/ConsejoMustachesConsejoMarch2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCL2ziNCip9bWJQ&feat=directlink
Trevor, Pres. Bulloch, Trevors new companion Elder Hilario

All the Zone Leaders at the Consejo (Zone Leader Conference) . . . . looks like a fun time.

And we did! It was pretty fun. Everyone liked our training. A few Elders told me I looked pretty nervous, and I'm sure I was. It was my first zone leaders council, and I had to train in front of missionaries who all have more time than I do, not including our own Mission President! I was kind of nervous, but it was a great learning experience for me.

The zone leaders Council was great! I learned so much. President said it is the most important meeting in all of the mission. We talked about some challenges that we are having as a mission, and how we can improve the mission. We talked a lot about how if the group of leaders doesnt make a change we weren'`t going to see a change in the mission. President shared a few scriptures with us from the Book of Mormon, about how Moroni strengthened the cities before the Lamanites could get to them. He said that there are some weaknesses in the mission, but that we can fix them if we make an effort and "give heed to the word of the mission leaders".

My companion is great! He is an awesome teacher. I'm really larning how to teach for the investigators, and make it more interesting for them. He was companions with Elder Reed for 4 and a half months, so he has heard a lot about AZ.
This week we baptized the sister of Bro. Padilla, the brother who lets us use his computers in the interent cafe. Her name is Fernanda, and it was so neat to see the change in this sister´s life. She read the chapter of the Book of Mormon that we left her, and the next time we visited her she knew it was true. I'll send the picture right now.

A little about our responsabilies right now... We have to collect the confirmation records(cedulas) every sunday night from Elder Tanner and his companion Elder Guzman. Then every monday night we go from here to the Temple to take all of the cedulas from this side of the mission. Every cycle we do divisiones or splits with the Assistants, and in the cycle we do divisiones with our district leaders. We also do the interviews for the district leaders in our district. We have a lot of responsability, but it is a lot of fun. It's a differnt feeling not having zone leaders calling you all the time to see how your district is going!

Well we have to take off. We're going to go to the temple to take the confirmation records. Love you!
-Elder Rasmussen

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