Monday, May 23, 2016

Staying in the office with a new companion 4-2-2016

Hello!  Last Saturday, we got to go and help out at a "marathon."  It was only like three miles.  But it was a big church activity with all the stakes from our mission within Tegucigalpa.  We got to hand out water to the runners and pick up garbage and stuff, so it was like a little service activity.  

For like the last week and a half, we have had some really bad air quality.  I think there have been some fires in the forests nearby and the sky has been hazy-white for a really long time.

We had transfers in the mission this week.  I get to stay in the office for another transfer, but my comp and Elder Bingham are leaving.  They both get to stay this week in the office to train the new secretaries.  Elder Dunn, my new companion, came on Monday.  He is from Arizona and is really cool, a good teacher.  This should be a really good transfer.  Elder Storrs (We were in the MTC at the same time) is also a new secretary in the office.  

The new missionaries were supposed to come on Monday morning at 8:00am but their flight got cancelled.  They ended up getting here on a different flight at around 6:00pm.  So that kind of threw out all the plans to have to new missionary meetings that day. haha.  The new elders ended up staying at our house. Then on Wednesday we had to go drop off missionaries at the airport and the travel agent for the church always like to schedule the flights for we had to get up pretty early. 

I was not impressed with immigration this week.  When one of the new missionaries came on Monday, they did NOT stamp her passport...We did not have physical proof that she entered this country legally.  She was on the system on the computer, but we had to go back to immigration so she could get her stamp.  We would not be able to start her residency process without it.  And so we sat around for a few hours waiting for people to get off their lunch breaks and get us a stamp.  That was fun.  

Robelio has been progressing really fast, if everything goes well and if he doesn't have to go out of town, he should get baptized this weekend!  

This week was super busy and I am trying to remember all that happened, but I think that this is all I am going to write for now.  


- Elder Burnham

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