So this week was a really good one! We started out this Tuesday by going to the Mutual Activity to play some basketball with the members. When I got there the Bishop and the Elders quorum president were toying with something behind the chapel, and when I got back to see what it was I couldnt believe my eyes. It was una podadora (a lawn-mower)!! They couldnt figure it out because they dont have much grass here, so I went to the rescue. I started it on the first pull and then begged them to let me mow the little bit of grass around the church. It was like 7 at night, and I had such a nice time hah. I missed the smell of gas and grass mixed together. It might have been the best 15 minutes of my mission. I really missed mowing lawns.. weird I know. After that we had some fun playing basketball and futbol.
We had transfers again, and my companion is leaving to be Zone leader in the North, and I am staying here in Aeropuerto as senior companion with a little Bolivian, Elder Hoyos, from my same generation of missionaries. I am super excited for the new opportunity to take over the area a little bit, and work with this new Elder. I think this will be a good learning and growing experience for me.
Earlier today we went to Walmart for the first time in my whole mission and it was paradise! I loved it, I felt like I was home... for the 20 minutes that we were in there they played 2 of my favorite "wordly" songs... Otherside by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and A Horse With No Name by America. I was in heaven hahah.
I am super excited for all the revelation and direction that we are going to be receiving this weekend with General Conference. I feel like it is a Holliday hah. I hope that all of us will be able to receive some guidance through the words of the Apostles and Prophet of the Church. I just read an email from my buddy Kade Palmer, and he talked about how these men really have the same authority and power that Jesus gave to his Apostles during his earthly ministry. I hope we can all recognize the sacredness of their callings, and that the words they speak to us come directly from our Savior Jesus Christ who leads and guides the church through the Prophet and his Apostles. We are so blessed to have them here upon the earth.
On a lighter note, I have found a lot of Virgin Mary paintings in this area, and will send some pictures of our adventures this week here in a bit.
Love you all and hope you have a great week, and an even better weekend!
Mucho amorElder Cade Poll
*my friend Lalito and I sword fighting in his yard
*super windy, dirty day
*super windy, dirty day