I am coming at you from a new sector. I was moved from Los Raulies in El Bosque over to La Cisterna in the largest zone in the mission and assigned as a Zone leader. La Cisterna is located in the Northern part of our mission in the more residential area. From the one day that I've been in our sector, I've noticed that it is a lot different. There aren´t as many people in the street. There isn´t music playing super loud over speakers There are more parks and a ton of families, which is super great. Our ward has the nickname of "El Reino Celestial" because is is such a good ward. It has one of the highest attendances of the mission (90 to 120) and the leadership is amazing.
It was bittersweet to leave Los Raulies. I came to really love the people there. I feel like the more time I have in the mission, the harder it is to leave an area because my Spanish improves and can communicate better and become closer friends with people. It was hard to leave, but at the same time change is good keeps me on my toes. I loved the heck out of that ward, and I worked my brains out. I almost cried leaving. I will miss so many but mostly Paul a youth that is preparing the serve the mission and we helped with reading the Book of Mormon. We became really good friends. I hope that I can see him again someday.
I´m feeling very humbled and grateful for the ward and assignment I have right now. I have no excuse to complain and want to work as hard as I can. I think about Samuel and Nephi. The Lord prepares who he calls and he always provides a way to complete his commandments. I just have to put my shoulder to the wheel and push. God looks upon the heart… I don´t have the best Spanish and I´m not the best teacher, but he called me and I´m going to give it everything I´ve got and found out why he wanted me here.
I will keep you guys updated about the zone and things with my companion (who by the way also is name Jacob) as I learn more.
I love you guys very very much
My SD card still won´t let me send pictures. I´m sorry