I have decided that this phrase, and the past tense form of it, have become the motto for my life. High school? It wasn't pretty, but I made it. Mission? Same story. It works well for me.
Missions are hard.
Zone leader duties involve mostly being the poop catchers coming down from the APs and up from the missionaries. We take the stats for the week from everyone in our zone and then call them in to the APs. We schedule the interviews for President Adams (this Wednesday) and all the zone stuff that goes on. We spend a lot of time in meetings with the district presidency and the senior couple here trying to get everything smoothed out and problems solved. Big problem right now is that welfare got cut for the district because they were giving out too much of it and church attendance dropped in half. Weird right? So we are trying to visit a lot of less active members and see what is up and why they stopped coming to church. We have a problem here in Mada with the level of people's conversions. I wish that people had like stat bars, health stamina conversion and patience indicators for anyone to see. Unfortunately life is not a video game.
Beast Mode (his bike) stayed in Tamatave, we are walking missionaries.
I am eating very well, Antsirabe is very easy on the checkbook. Plates of rice are half what they were in Tamatave.
Well spectrum taking over Ritzville is crazy. That is going to be a crazy busy time for them. Hopefully Brian's back doesn't get too bad. Wish I could be there to help out, but given the alternate choice of being here I don't feel bad.
So this week was interesting. We had an emergency transfer because someone went home, so a bunch of stuff got switched around. Nothing in our zone though so that's good for me.
Last Monday we played soccer. Super exciting. We won.
Tuesday Elder Arrieus was sick so we didn't go out to work.
Feel free to take a break if this is too much excitement for you.
Wednesday we taught english class. Well, I taught english class. Elder Arrieus wandered between classes, helped out in French class a little. There were about 70 people there to learn english and french. So there was one french class and three english classes of varying skill levels. I taught the best people because it's the easiest to teach.
Thursday we went less active hunting.
Friday was not interesting. Except for the chicken we found in our garage.
Same with Saturday.
Seeing a pattern here? Sunday was church. Yep.
Then we are here. Today is p-day. Glorious p-day. Tomorrow I go on a split back out to Andranomanelatra so that will be sick.
And that's all I got this week.
If you could do me a huge favor and find and send me pictures of a kilt pattern, or something that I could give to the tailor guy here and he would make me a dope kilt I would appreciate it. I am not counting on finding any Galbraith clan plaid here but a generic plaid will get me through.
Love you a ton mom.
Elder Galbreath 5.0