Wow what a crazy and incredible couple days it has been!!
So on Tuesday Elder Alvarado and I were walking to a lesson and President Camarillo texted us saying ¨Elder Payne when you get a moment give me a call.¨ So I called him to see what was up and he told me that I was having special changes. I couldn´t hear him very well because it was super windy so all I heard was, ¨Be in the offices tomorrow at 9 am with all your bags ready to travel.¨
I started thinking of all the worst possible scenarios that could have happened. I was almost on the verge of tears because I was convinced that something had happened to my family. So I decided to call president back and I made him promise me that you guys were okay. I think he was more concerned than I was!! And then came the big news. He told me, ¨Elder Payne...you are going to be one of my assistants.¨ I was super shocked!! I am definitely not good enough to be an assistant but I will work as hard as I can to be the best I can be. It will be a lot of work, I didn't realize how much the assistants have to do!!
So on Wednesday I got to the offices and President Camarillo was there and I had an interview with him before I went off. He told me how happy he was for all the work I had done so far and told me that I have one of the highest baptizing percentages in the mission (whatever that means hahaha) and then told me he knows that the mission will be okay if I keep up the attitude and keep working hard.
So yesterday I just traveled all day!! As an assistant we have to travel(by bus!) to every area of the mission. I am now in Morales, Michoacan - which is 6 hours from the mission home! I will have to go there every 2 weeks, so I will not actually be in my 'home' very much at all. We spend a lot of time visiting other missionaries, and doing divisions with them. I'm super excited about where I am and who I am with!
My new companion is Elder Morales. He is a stud!!! He is from Guatemala and he is such an amazing missionary. We are having tons of fun together. This last transfer President just made 4 assistants instead of two. We have two states in our mission (Jalisco and Michoacan) so he decided to put two assistants in each state. So Elder Morales and I are opening an area and it is super tough because we literally have 0 investigators but he is such a hard worker so I have no doubt we will have success together (for the time we are in our area haha).
But I am doing great and LOVING where I am at and who I am with!! Crazy how much an email can change in two days huh?! hahaha
I love you guys so much and I can´t wait to talk to you Sunday!! That will be such an amazing day!! Only 3 days away!!!
|Soccer as a zone on Monday|
|My sun burn from soccer. That part of my neck hasn't seen the sun in 10 months haha|
|Skyping Mike on Mother's Day!|
|Mike showing us his cool "new" phone lol|
|Getting to Skype Mike in Mexico with Carlee in Utah and his immediate and some extended family in California!|