This week was honestly CRAZY! First off I'm District Leader and Training AND in a brand new area! We get to the area and THERE IS NO MAP! The windows in our apartment are broken. There are no HEATERS or HOT water. Soooo ya- It's been SUPER stressfull! I'm pretty overwhelmed and I'm not the same person when I'm stressed. We live 1 hour and 30 min from the stake center. I have NO TIME for myself. All of it is for my district and my trainee.
My new companion is Elder Camargo. He is from Barranquilla Colombia! He is a great missionary and is ready to work. He is actually learning the area more than me. He is just READY! Super prepared. I just think he needs to be more humble and willing to take suggestions.
This week we had stake conference. I was asked to share my testimony in front of everyone. I shared the testimony that I have about the Book of Mormon and how I recieved an answer AND how I know that I have a personal Savior! The area seventy said great things about my testimony then after the ceremony he came up to me and congratulated me and got to know me. THEN he said that I needed to CUT MY HAIR because I need to look more like a missionary HAHAHA! Not only me - but Elder Pisciotta too (Shane's comps son). It was hilarious!
We went to the temple today. We were supposed to wake up at 4:00 in the morning to get ready BUT NO! We were at the zone leaders house and one missonary clogged the toilet and we woke up to the floor full of water! I WAS SO MAD! We had to squeegie the poo water out- it was horrible! At 2:00 in the morning and it took us like 2 hours to do it! BUT anyway, the temple was great. There is always a good spirit there! Even though I kept saying while we were cleaning up, "NINGUNO DE NOSOTROS SOMOS LIMPIOS PARA ENTRAR EN EL TEMPLO!" (None of us are clean to go into the temple!)
I love you all and I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!
Please pray for me! It has been a rough week and I need all the help I can get!
Elder Carson Anderson
Mexico Monterrey West Mission