This week has been crazy. I got transfered to a new area last week. I am now Zone Leader here in Pinetop. I am trying to learn the area. We cover a reservation here as well. It is called McNary.
Something really funny happened this week there. At the beginning of the day we got cookies from the sisters. We threw them in the bed of our truck because they were kind of hard and we weren't planning on eating them. Well later that day we stopped by a LA lady there to set up a appointment. She had kids playing out side. We were able to set up a appointment with her. Then we walked down the street to contact a couple more people. When we came back the kids had some cookies in there mouths. We looked into the bed of our truck and the cookies we had were gone. Well it turned out the kids where checking out our truck and saw the cookies. They just couldn't resist so they jumped into our truck and snatched the cookies. It was so funny. That is what the picture is of at the bottom of the email.
Well here we are working with a Lady named Chris Connolly. Satan is really working on her right now. She was suppose to be baptized this Saturday but she was not feeling to well. She now has decided not to meet with us. She has a lot of Self Confidence issues so Satan is really using that to stop her from joining the church. It is really sad because there is so much happiness to be found in the gospel and she will be missing out on it if she decides to quit learning.
This week we spent a lot of time in McNary setting up appointments and trying to teach lessons. It is a pretty cool place, but has a lot of run down houses.They have also a lot of wild dogs there that the locals call the Rez dogs. We went to a graduation reception in McNary as well and we were the only white guys there. Super awesome. They are really awesome people just really lazy. That is why a lot of them don't come to church is because of that. They are really welcoming though and really nice.
It is pretty stressful being a zone leader. You are always getting calls and trying your best to help out the zone. It is just really tiring, but I know that it is what the Lord is wanting me to do. My Companion is super helpful and a hard worker which is just awesome.I guess you don't really realized how much time our leaders put in to help you until you actually are one. I am definitely learning a lot more about myself with these new responsibilities and am seeing what I can improve on... which is alot. HAHA.
Well the work is moving forward and it takes all of us to hasten it to what the Lord wants it to be. Keep sharing the gospel and helping those in need.
Love you all.