August 5, 2015
Today was cambios [companion transfers / changes]! And it was crazy.
Woke up, got dressed, packed away the few last things I needed this morning, studied in Acts (well, Hechos, as I was reading in Spanish) about the Apostles (who are super awesome, by the way), took some last pics with Hna Robles, and headed over to the Benque [Stake Center building].
Had a ton of people all over the place and it was super crazy, but we got our zone together in one of the classrooms and the new companionships and areas were announced, and everything got crazier. My new companion is Hna Rosas, and I am now in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, which is about a 2 hour bus ride from
San Pedro Sula in the
specially commissioned bus to drop us off at the churches which translates to
something around 3-4 hours in a normal bus. When Pres. Dester took us to Copan, we got there in
almost exactly 3 hours, in a bus it takes 6 hours. Gotta love public transportation!
President Dester actually pulled me aside for a few minutes before we went in the Benque to tell me that I was going to have a special assignment: since I have 3 cambios, and my new comp has 2 (aka, just finished her training) there won't be a senior-junior companion relationship, we'll be equals... which I think is a wonderful idea. Technically I'll be "acting senior companion", but I gotta get to know the area a little bit and get a feel of what's going on over here in Santa Cruz. So this is gonna be a very interesting few weeks! Looking forward to it though, after the first few hours it starts to grow on ya.
|1st night in new area: Santa Cruz de Yojoa|
|I'm on the top bunk, it's really fun to try|
to climb in and out without falling
when you're really tired!
|Unpacked and moved in!|
|Living with members until|
the end of the month.
Anyways, got to the house, dropped my stuff off, headed back out to have lunch, walked a good 15-20 min to a cita, walked another 15-20 min between some other citas, went and visited a family that just had their second baby girl at 5:00 am, so I got to hold a 14 hour old baby, and that was awesome... I haven't held a baby in a loooong time, I miss those little guys! Walked around some more, and headed back home. Planned, got unpacked, got ready for bed, and slept in my bed to some very heavy rain. Good times.