Busy busy week this past week. I had to say goodbye to all of the people back in Campoy. I'm going to miss all of them very much. I spent a total of six months there, so crazy to think it has been that long. Tuesday comes and I get to my new area in Chosica called Puente Palomar. My new companion, Elder Burley, who is a very cool dude says okay let's go! We gotta go move some missionaries out of their apartments and take all of their stuff and furniture to the mission office. They are closing down three areas because they've gone cold. The people are very hard to talk to in some areas here from what I hear. The mission president told me to bring life to this area. So we moved all furniture and stuff and put it in the back of a moving truck. There wasn't any room in the cab of the truck, so I had to jump in the back of a hot moving vehicle and ride for the two hours it takes to get to the mission home nearly breaking my neck from crap in the truck falling all over. Funny thing to this story, a cop pulled us over and wanted to look in the back of the truck so my companion bribed him with five soles and he let us go. haha It was so funny, they are so bad here I was literally dying in the back of the truck. I probably could have really died in that truck cause there was really no good air flow, just a small opening towards the back roof. Not the smartest move of my mission. I figured if I died I would probably get a pass and go straight to heaven. Later that night we got back to our room at 11 p.m. and I didn't even get to unpack or anything. I was so exhausted and tired that I just laid on the bed and crashed. I woke up at 7 a.m. the next morning with bugs covering myself and the bed. I woke up because one was literally crawling inside my ear. It was gross. I couldn't sleep after that because they were everywhere. Welcome to the neighborhood I guess. lol
Anyway, my duties as zone leader are a lot of early morning and late nights. Weekly meetings and taking care of issues with missionaries. There is a real problem in this area with missionaries and flirting with the chicas. Many missionaries have been sent home. I'm hoping to change that. It's hard to switch my focus from working with the people of Peru to now working to help save some missionaries. I guess it's all kinda the same when you think about it.
We are opening this new area so both Elder Burley and I are a little lost. The people here are very hard to talk to and they don't want anything to do with us, so it's going to be a challenge, but we can do it! I also got to go eat Thanksgiving with my old pension, Angie. It was so nice to see them and it made me feel like I was home again! Solid week, hope yours is too. Have a good one.