I finished my training today! Woo hoo! The training program for missionaries is called "The First 12 Weeks". It basically helps you know how to direct lessons and everything you would need to do to immediately train another missionary once you are done. Luckily I am not training anyone. I'm staying in Piedras Negras for the next change as junior companion. Elder Muñoz is headed off to Saltillo and my new companion is named Elder Gallegos, I think. I'm not 100% sure because it was just related to me over the pone by Elder Muñoz. Regardless, this next change will be filled with all sorts of exciting things that I'll probably forget to tell you. However, I will try!
This week was a little bit different. We had to go to Saltillo (for the third time) so I could sign something for Elder Franco, the new secretary. I had signed the same thing for Elder Leon, the previous secretary, but it was under his name so Elder Franco couldn't use it. Regardless, we had another 8 hour bus ride to Saltillo. We went in the night so I didn't see any birds on the way there...However, I did spend some time on the bus reading the January Liahona. It was a little hard to read because the movie screen was right in front of our faces (we're not supposed to watch but it's REALLY hard on the buses) but I had a nice spiritual moment on the bus. I was just reading and I felt a new peace about my mission. It was a calmness that I hadn't really felt since before I even left and I felt at peace with it all.
We arrived in Saltillo really early in the morning and since there weren't a lot of taxis we walked all the way to the secretaries house. It took about 45 minutes and we got there atin the morning. We went inside and then I went and laid down for about an hour. After that we went to the office around . This was the first time I went to Saltillo not expecting a package and there just happened to be 3. That was pretty cool. Haha!
So, I signed the paper and then we waited around for a bit until we got back on a bus to Piedras at. On the way back it was day so I saw a few different birds.
Here are the birds!
Killdeer -Chorlito Tildío
Common Raven -Cuervo Grande
American Kestrel -Cernícalo Americano
Black Vulture -Zopilote Negro
Swainson's Hawk -Agililla de Swainson
Thanks for all of your support and for writing to me! Thanks to those that sent packages for Christmas (even though I got them late)!
I miss you all and I hope that everything is going well.
I forgot to mention! Nelly had her farewell at the church the other day. We took a picture with her.