Monday, 13 January 2014
This week has been interesting, it has included some waiting at the airport, a 4:00am morning, lots of driving and great spiritual experiences. That makes for a prety exciting week.
To answer your question, yes my feet are toasty warm! Thanks. The weather here has been crazy, first there was a bunch of freezing rain, the world became a giant skating rink, that was interesting, then the last few days have been above 0, so the snow is all melting.
Well, seems like you and dad both want to know what an assistant does. This is what I have figured out so far. We pick new missionaries up at the airport, which is great, especially this time with the weather, all their flights were changed, and they all came on different flights. Then we take care of them, give them some introduction to the mission and send them off. We woke up at 4 am the next day to take the departing missionaries to the airport... that was weird. We go to meetings and most importantly, we pick up President's dry-cleaning. Somedays we take the kids to school, do the dishes at President's house and get him hot chocolate. Just kidding about those last things. We have an area, we visit and teach people, just like regular misisonaries. We go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders every transfer, and help organize things such as interviews with President and Zone Conferences, where we give trainings.
Elder Lopez is amazing. His nick name is Glexican a.k.a. Glamorous Mexican. He is pretty much the best. We are already best friends. He loves working hard and serving others. We are doing awesome together.
For the BYU application I think my transcript needs to be sent to them, and some kind of agency needs to look and see how the credits transfer. It is on the information section for international students, they prefer to use an agency called the International Education Research Foundation that will do that. Would you be able to figure out that part for me, because I think it needs to be mailed in.
This week we had a great experience. We had a lesson planned and weren't sure exactly how it was going to go. So we did what any misionary would do and we roleplayed it. President said something great this week, he said "If you go into a roleplay wanting to play, you will have fun. If you go into it wanting to learn, you will have an educational experience. If you go into it imagining you are the person, and desiring to know what they need, you will have a revelatory experience." And he had that happen! With the preparation we put in, we were really directed by the Spirit to say what Joe needed to hear. It was a very special moment for me, really feeling God's guidance, reassuriong me He is there and invlolved in my life.
Everything is tickety-boo, hope you have a great week!
Love Elder Heinzlmeir