Saturday, September 6, 2014

Life in the Office

Elder Arbon from Springville UT

Hi everyone
This week flew by the fastest of any other week in the mission. We are always so busy in the office and in our area that we didnt have much time for anything else. 
This week was good. In the office we were getting ready for a reunion with all of the zone leaders in the mission that they do each month. Sothursday night we were getting everything ready in the church and office until like 10:45 so we got to bed a little late that night. First late night in a long time and we had permition haha. It was a little wierd. Then friday we had the meeting with the leaders. We just had to get all of the chairs and tables ready and the lunch, KFC. Then I gave a short presentation about how we need to all be ready for emergencies with our emergency fund, water, and food. It was fun. I remember now how much I love making powerpoint presentations and giving them. Its a good thing that I always practiced with mom and dad whenever I wanted something. ((Tynan used to always make us presentations when he wanted something- a  dog, a trip to Disneyland, etc. He is very good at it haha, but never got the dog.CH))The president said that it looked like I had been in the office for a long time in my presentation. That was all really fun. On wednesday night right in front of our house there was a little firework show which was little but really cool to see. In our area we are actually having a baptism today. It is a little girl named Matilda. All of her family are members and she now is going to get baptised too. We are looking for more people to teach. It is a little hard because we arent up in our area for a ton of time but we will be blessed for all of our work. 
I am so happy to hear about Grandma and Grandpa Andrew. That is so so so cool. They are such great examples of the willingnes to serve the lord always. ((My parents have been serving their 5th mission in Brazil in the Receife Temple.  They were mission pres. on their first mission. Last week they were asked to be mission pres. again in San Paulo East. The pres. there had a visa issue and had to come home. CH))
So you asked about our food now. Monday through friday we eat in the office so we have to prepare our own food. My companion elder Arbon loves cooking so he cooks food for everyone in the office so we are really lucky for that right now. For dinner we just make something at the house at night if we are hungry. On Saturday it is pday so we also eat our own food. And sunday we eat with members. We to get more money because we have to provide all of our food. 
So I have to worry about paying the rent, the water, gas, and light. Also I have to make sure that all the missionaries have their money for the month. I also have to do all the paperwork for the president and his wifes cards from the church. Anything that is bought with the churches money for the mission I have to do the paperwork for it. There is more and more that I am learning each day so I will keep explaining as I go. haha Also as office workers we have to help set up for reunions and anything else that the president needs done. haha. 
In our apt. We live alone only us two. There are 4 office elders so two apts for the office elders. They are bigger apts because when old missionaries leave and when new missionaries get to the mission they have to spend a night in our houses. It is really nice with a lot of space. It is here in downtown viña so it is a little far from where we have to work but I love the apt. 
Right now we have two financial secretaries because my companion is training me. After, I will be the only one. There are three different responsabilities in the office. Financial sec., Registrator, and the secretary of the mission. There is always someone training. Right now my companion. Next the secretary so there will be 2 and I will be companions with the registrator. Then the registrator will train and I will be companions with the secretary. Then my last change in the office I will be training. So I will be changing companions for the next 4 changes. It is a little confusing but I hope you could understand a little. 
I love you all so much thanks for all you guys do for me. Have a great week!!! 
Les quiero
Elder Hamilton
 Wouldn't we a lll love to know why the couch is upside down. Those mission questions we never have answered haha.