Monday, December 12, 2016

This week

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope you all have had an amazing week! We have had an amazing week
and it's been super crazy......and on top of that, today we got
transfer calls!

Transfer News: I'll be staying in the area and training a new Zone
Leader again. Elder Riddle is getting transferred to Eagle Mountain.
My new companion is Elder Brown, he is also from Texas. This is his
last transfer. So after he goes home, I'll get a new companion again.
So it's safe to predict that next transfer I'll stay in the area and
train and new Zone Leader hahaha. Oh and this transfer is a 7 week
transfer......those are always tough! Wish me luck!

Here's my week (it'll be short because we have some transfer things to do):

Monday: we just decided to relax and stayed home after running all of
our errands. We took naps and relaxed. It felt nice to take a nap for
once! We then had to prepare for some lessons and interviews we had. I
had the opportunity to conduct a Spanish interview. It felt so nice! I
miss Spanish so much :'((

Tuesday: we did lots of finding and contacting. We got the chance to
go the temple! It was sooooo refreshing like always. We also did a lot
of preparing for Zone Conference. We have to give a training with
other Zone Leader (that's always such a pain). We met up for a meeting
in American Fork. We planned it out and it was good! After that, the
Assistants called and asked if we could prepare the gym for Zone
Conference. We go to the gym and it was super super super small and it
wouldn't fir everyone in there.....comfortable..... sooo we went to
another chapel and then another chapel and then one more and back to
the first one. It was crazy..........we were out until like 10
something and then the Assistants came helped and realized it wasn't
the chapel, so we took it all down and then went home for the night.

Wednesday: we woke up super super early to go set up the right chapel.
And then we had Zone Conference! It was soooooooo amazing. Then we did
some Christmas activities. It was fun! I got my Christmas gift too :)
thanks for that mom and dad!

Thursday: we had a mission wide Christmas activity. It was really fun!
We went to go watch a play in Orem. We watched the A Christmas Carol.
It was reallllyyyyyyy good! I got front row seats :)

Friday and Saturday: we had weekly planning and then we had lots of
people to contact because we didn't have a lot of time during the
week. Also, we had an event in our Stake called "O Holy Night". It was
super fun! It was a bunch of talented singers from all over Utah and
live Nativity. They had camels and lambs and everything! It was super
legit. We got lots of referrals, it was good.

Sunday: church is always amazing but we had an unusually large amount
of long meetings. After that we headed over to traverse mountain for a
Musical Performance some elders and us were doing. It was nice! We
sang the First Noel.


Love,
Elder Ovalles