So sorry this is so late! This has been such a terribly irregular week/transfer. Here's a quick run down of what's been on my mind/what's happened this week:
We got a second trainee. Seriously. His name is Elder Raisor, and he is the other Bulgarian visa waiter. He was in the MTC with Elder Taylor, and they came to this mission at the same time. Elder Raisor was being trained first by Elder Gemar and Elder Ni, who are Zone Leaders in Centreville, but now he's over here with us. We are officially the church's first ever quad-panionship! So put that one in the record books!
The reason why this is the way it is is because Elders Taylor and Raisor were forgetting their language quickly - they didn't have anyone else to speak it with. There's also a Bulgarian family in the Franconia ward they're teaching, so they give them practice.
President Riggs called me last night and told me that I will be training a new missionary, while finish training the two Bulgarians this next transfer. I will be staying in Mt. Vernon, but I will no longer be serving as a Zone Leader (glory, hallelujah! Haha).
When Elder White gets transferred I think I'm gonna smash both my big toes with a frozen sledge hammer. He has probably been (now, don't tell any of my other companions this), one of my top 3 companions. The reason why I say that is because he is one of the only companions that understands my biting sarcasm. JK, I'm not really sarcastic, I just have a strange sense of humor. He is so hilarious, and we get along really well. He's been here for 3 transfers now, and he's going to be serving as a Zone Leader elsewhere.
Oh well. It's been a good run! I've really enjoyed being a ZL. I have learned so much about ministering and administering. It will be relieving not having to worry about so many countless meetings, planning on what we're going to do for the zone and whatnot. It'll also be interesting to see what it's like in the audience during District Meetings again, especially with a new lens I can look through now since I've served as a ZL.
This week was really good! We have 2 investigators on date for the next two weeks, and we're teaching lots'a souls! The work is Hastening, don't get left in the dust!