Monday, February 13, 2017

Week Eighty Three - Off to a Good Start in Prado

So I love my new area, also I'm in a trio. Me and Elder Piagentini (his trainee) and also Elder Andrade, the other zone leader. So I'm not alone as a zone leader, I'm still training and my other companion is the other zone leader. Our zone had 8 areas but now it only has 7. A missionary went home this week and they had to shut the area. But this mission has like 5 trios so I don't know why they don't open some of the areas. But it's kind of a difficult zone, areas that are broken, some wards with a frequency of 40 50 60.  So it's a little difficult. Our area is great but it underwent some re divisions to help out the ward closer and lost some members. Christofferson is coming in March. It sounds like they are going to erase all of the lines and redo everything. It really does need it. They need to undo some wards and maybe even a stake or two.

The area wasn't closed. They just switched the missionaries who were there. So we had to re learn the area. But we baptized 5 people this week and we have baptisms for this next week as well. We got off to a good start. We spent the week getting to know the members and this area. Luckily Andrade had served in the neighboring area at the start of his mission and already did tons of divisions in Prado.

And yes, we heard the broadcast. The broadcast said we could wake up at 7:30 and go to bed later. But our mission will continue waking up at 6:30 and returning at 9. The sun rises early and sets early here so it doesn't make sense to wake up later. It gets dark at 5:30/6 here and at night some areas can be dangerous, but we can do companionship study whenever we want to.

Also I did a division this week in the Barra de Sao Miguel. soooo sick, look it up on google!

Elder Batten

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