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Monday, November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016 - Transfer Week got Crazy

Sorry this email is going to be pretty short. This week has been crazy. I never thought how much stuff I would have to do being called as a Zone Leader.

Wednesday we had to deal with all of the transfer stuff and make sure everyone got settled.
Elder Aguirre and Elder Miles

Thursday we were running all over the place trying to get things set up for a baptism, and we had to do a welcome for all of the District Leaders, and we did service. It was a crazy day in which we were unable to do any actual proselyting. 

Friday we were pretty packed as well. We had to help with some Veteran's Day event and we also had Weekly Planning (which is usually around a three hour process). So we only got a couple hours to proselyte that evening. Then Saturday we had to help take down the Veteran's Day event so we missed out on a couple more hours of pros work, but it was all good. Things are going super, super well. And even though we haven't had a whole lot of time to do a lot of proselyting we have seen some pretty cool miracles. 

Me, Miguel (Recent Convert), and Brucy (Miguel's sister).
They're so cool! 
So lately, President Lewis has put a huge emphasis on talking with everyone and on Saturday we saw a pretty neat miracle. We were walking down a street and we saw a guy sitting on a bench waiting for a bus, so we went over to talk to him. He was a rough looking guy and I'm sure that a lot of missionaries would have passed him by, but we walked over and we sat down and just talked with him, and he was absolutely amazed at everything we said. When we talked with him about the Book of Mormon he wanted to read it so bad, and there was a lady that showed up about 10 minutes after we started talking with John, the guy, and she bore testimony of the Book of Mormon for us. She said that it had helped her out in her life and that she had also given a copy of it to her friend because of how much it had helped her. And she wasn't even a member! She had been given a copy by missionaries a few months previously and they never came back. It was honestly an awesome miracle. Sadly both John and Cheyenne, the girl, only speak English so we have to refer them, but it was still an amazing miracle.

So Sunday was super nice because it was a major slow down from the past few days, but then once Sunday night rolled around we had to get a ton of information from the zone, write it all down and then get all that info to the APs which just barely happened before bedtime. It's been an interesting week and I'm looking forward to the coming one.
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Elder Miles

Washington Yakima Mission

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