Friday, January 3, 2014

CUSCO 1.3.14

Dear Family!

This week was a full one, full of changes and mission council. I think we are all a little grateful for some P-Day time. President is even going to take a P-Day, he hardly ever takes P-Days, and this is definitely well deserved. We´ll have to see if he makes it down from the mission home to play a "pichangita" (little soccer match) with us later.

Firstly it was really exciting to have all of the new missionaries come in. Lots of Hermanas and few Elderes. Something interesting about this group, lots of the missionaries were a little older, they seemed to be very mature and this was nice considering the fact that past groups have been a little harder to deal with.

We take them for a "mini" tour around the center of cusco before we get to the mission home to have their first training and interview with president. When we get to the mission home we normally give them a short time to explain who they are and where they are from... the short time turned into a full testimony mtg. and it was really something special. They were all so eager to share their testimonies! So eager to be missionaries! Which was neat to see from this group of new elders and sisters. They all had unique stories about how they had gotten to the mission, and most of them included a lot of sacrifice.

Later this week we had a training mtg for new mission leaders. And yesterday we had a mission council in the mission home. We talked about a lot of things, one of them is a new booklet that he church has provided all the missions with titled "adjusting to mission life" Which really is a great help, such a good reminder that missionary week is stressful, but that there are ways to manage it!

What else can I say? Not so sure! I know its not that exciting what I have to say sometimes, it really is always an adventure, I think you sometimes just have to be here.

Have a wonderful week!

Elder Neff

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