It has been a hectic week, so I'll start from end of the beginning of the end (last week, Tuesday, Oct. 1).
We had district meeting as usual. we went to lunch as a zone as usual. We ran between Mang Inasal and Mcdo (McDonalds) trying to find food, which isn't really usual, but isn't unusual. After doing some errands and picking some stuff up for other elders we would be seeing wednesday morning at MLC (Missionary Leadership Council), around 2:30 I got a call from President Rahlf asking me to pack my stuff as if i was being transferred and bring it with me to Cauayan the morning of the next day. I was dumb struck. I told Elder Llorin what Pres Rahlf told me. But, still dazed I called President again. "So let me get this straight," I said, "I'm Transferred?"
"Yes, I need you to pack your things and bring them with you tomorrow"
"All my things?"
"Yes," he laughed.
"I'll be honest president, I'm confused- ".
"Don't be confused, this is a good thing, I have another assignment for you"
"Okay, President, if you think this is right, I trust you. Take care of my Zone"
"Don't worry," he laughed again and hung up.
Against Presidents advice, I spent the rest of the day confused, frustrated, and sad, while packing a little at a time then sitting down to think, then packing a little more.
Wednesday, Oct 2 (My ministerial card expired today because I was supposed to be gone Sept. 28th.)
I show up in Cauayan with my belongings bright and early in President Rahlf's office.
|Me and Elder Llorin, a very good man. |
This is the last time I'll probably see him.
Thursday, Oct 3
Elder James comes back in the morning to take us back to the apartment and bring us a few more overlooked necessities. We meet up with the elders who we will be sharing the Aurora branch with (Elders Cousin and Franzulla). As we wait for work to be done on the house we look around, we talk about the area and so on. We can't leave the house unattended because they are some pretty shady people working on it. We are there until night. We get no work done, the people have left but, we still have no water or other homely things. We sleep in Aurora that night.
Friday, Oct 4
|Me and my last companion, Brother John Paul Saludes. |
Because he is a part time missionary, he doesn't have
a name tag, so he is wearing one of mine.
|Sleeping on the floor of the not-quite-ready |
apartment in San Manuel.
And that's what's new in the Mission of Elder Allen. And thus starts the end of my Mission. Two and half weeks to go, new area, new companion, new adventure!
I don't get to see General conference until next week. That will be my 5th gen conf while serving!
Mahal ko kayo,