This past week we traveled the southern route--Manzanillo, Colima and Guzman. I apologize profusely to parents who have children in Colima because, although I had my camera sitting next to me for seven straight hours, I forgot to take pictures. I repented the next two days though.
President Wagner officially interviews every missionary. We schedule 15 minutes for each, but most usually take longer. Although they write him weekly, this is the only time they have to speak with him personally (usually) and most take advantage of the opportunity. Which is great.
While the President is visiting with one missionary, traditionally I visit with the other asking questions like, "So did you get rid of those parasites?" (sorry moms!:-) Or any other health issue. But this time I met with the entire district while the President did interviews, and had the district set language study goals (both for those learning Spanish and English), had the district leaders check everyone's area book, (while I checked his), and then I taught a lesson from a chapter in the Book of Mormon.
The first day was a little rough on me (speaking Spanish for seven hours straight was not easy!) But I improved a lot over the next two days. And the missionaries were awesome. We studied a chapter together and I had them identify the principles taught in each verse, and even though I had studied that chapter many times before, I learned so much from their personal insights!!
Here are some pictures from the trip. . .
Gotta love the love!!
Here Elder J is helping his companion with his English language studies! What a great companion.
Next week we will be here in Guadalajara so --as long as I can remember to take the pictures--I will post them next weekend.