Next Tuesday I have to give announcements for all the Zone leaders in the mission. When I say announcements, that basically means I have to tell them about all the stuff they are doing wrong in regards to the clerical side. It will be a bit weird. For those of you who are not familiar with mission hierarchy, a zone leader is a missionary who is responsible for 15-30 missionaries. There are 20 of them in my mission. Throughout my whole mission I have been listening to zone leaders give me instructions. Now I have to tell them what to do. It is a bit weird to have sort of skipped that whole level of hierarchy. It is a bit strange how the mission works.
There is a whole part of the mission which is how missionaries interact with one another. They want to gain status one with another, leadership positions and advance in the mission. It is pretty sad that a lot of them begin to worry more about their numbers and their status in the mission than that real reason they should be out here.
This week in the escritòrio (office) I am doing a lot of stuff. At night we are teaching. It is a bit strange. I know I did stuff this week, but I feel like time passes really fast. I feel a bit like I am in the beginning of the mission again and I have lots of time to learn and grow and this will all never end. But the reality is that it is ever coming closer and closer to ending.
I love you all and hope you have a good week!Elder Russell