Writing bright and early today because we have an awesome zone activity planned. (9:00 AM) The church has some property in the Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park. It's a forested area near the mountains and I've heard it's incredible. We're heading over there for the day to have our missionary meetings then obviously to play and eat hamburgers after. I'm pretty excited and will definitely have pictures ready for next week.
This week we were visited by an Area Seventy, Elder Jesus Alfonso Ortiz Tirado and his wife. It was an amazing experience! We had a zone conference on Thursday with half the mission. President and Sister Stutznegger focused on the attributes of a disciple of Christ what we must do in order to become one. After, Elder Ortiz and his wife focused on a similiar subject, what are our goals in life and the importance of being contiually faithful. I definitely felt the conference's focus helped me more as an individual follower of Christ and what I must do to fulfill the plan that God has for me. I have concentrated a lot who I am and who I want to become and what are the changes necessary to make it happen. On Saturday, we had another meeting with them as Zone Leaders. It pretty much was the same theme but with an emphasis on leadership and how Christ's example can help us become greater leaders. Basically, my heart and mind has been full of ideas and overwhelming feelings for the past few days! I probably would have exploded but luckily was able to work out a lot of ideas in my journal and with my comp. Elder and Sister Ortiz are awesome and incredible examples of faith, love, and dedication. Definitely grateful for their wonderful visit.
I have of course some more crazy, awesome news to share with everyone but no time because I'm going to spend the day with crazy, awesome people doing crazy, awesome things. So, have an crazy, awesome week.
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