Being a district leader is busy. My new companion, Elder Chuck, is excellent. He has been a member of the Church for a little over a year. I am the senior companion, but he is teaching me a lot more than I am teaching him. We work well together. This whole week our days have been like this:
- Wake up at 6:30
- Work out (I have a new set of excercises the doctor prescribed me to help me lose stress, and it is helping me lose weight as well)
- Get ready
- Have two and a half hours of uplifiting study (my personal study time is mostly spent in preparing the district training)
- Leave the house at 10:30, and
- Work, work work!
We work until 9:30, when we come home and I talk to my district and the zone leaders for half an hour, then my companion and I plan for 20 minutes, then we have 10 minutes to eat something and get ready for bed, and the next day it starts over again. I love it! I have never worked so hard, nor had so much responsibilty, but I don't feel at all stressed. (I don't know if itis the new exercises or what.)
My district includes a companionship of sisters who are opening a new area, one who is in her final transfer, the other in her first; and two companionships of elders, one of which includes a tutor and a disciple.
I wish I had more time to write you about my district and my duties as a district leader, but know that it is a lot of work, and I don't know how to do a lot of things, but the Lord (and my companion) are helping me a lot.
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I hope to have more time to write next week.