Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

Hey everyone!

So this week a bunch of stuff happend, and alot has changed. im
oficially in a place called Juliaca, which is like the coldest place
in the mission, but its been a zone leader now too, which means that i am in charge of all 22  missionaries here in this area!its alot of responsibility, but i like it alot, and even though I oficially have zero time to sleep instead of a little its alot of fun. oh and something awesome is that i have a cell phone to use now too! thats a big bonus of being a leader..and something really crazy is that i have a white companion! his name is elder eggleston from california/utah. he is a really cool guy, and we get along really well. oh and he plays golf for byu hawaii, so we have a ton in common! lets just say that we never run out of conversations..i showed up here in juliaca, in a sector called rinconada, where before the missionarys hadnt done anything, so i have to start from scratch which is pretty rough, but also its a great privelage that i have because i can really turn things around with alot of hard work. there havent been baptisms here for a while either, but im hoping that i can turn that around as well with the help of the lord. we are working our butts off though, so i hope that well be able to see some results soon. so beinga zone leader now, we get to do some really cool stuff. this week another seventy of the church came to juliaca, elder uceda, and i got to pick him up from the airport here!!!! then we got to drive with him to puno which is an hour away for a conference that we had with him and about 100 missionarys, which was amazing! on the way to puno though, we got the chance to talk a ton, and we even stopped at ancient incan ruins to take pics with him! lets just say that that was one of my favorite experiences by far! after the meeting with all the missionarys. The like 10 of us zone leaders that were there got to go to a private meeting with elder uceda, and president calderon and his wife. There we got to talk more and share some ideas of how we can improve the mission, and it was really cool. all in all it was an amzing week. I have alot of work to do here, and have been given a huge resposibility, so now its just time to get to work..

Cody's new companion Elder Eggleston from Cali/Utah

Member of the Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Uceda

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