If I have nothing else to look forward to in my hectic life right now I can always take peace in the fact that I will have divisions at least once every week. And I`m sure you`re asking, what on earth is that? It sounds like a punishment more than a recluse...on the contrary, my dear friend, it`s a temporary 24 hour companionship exchange with the other missionaries in your district or zone.
On Thursday I definitely felt refreshed and ready to conquer a new day with my new comp in San Juan...and it wasn´t any ordinary day...It was my 3 mission month anniversary! Woo Hoo! Time sure flies out here in the field so much that I decided to write a poem about it to prove to myself that I`m not going to loose my English!
Allow me to share it with you:
Passerby: By Tyler Monson
Blink open your right now eyes
and realize that that moment just died.
Wading waist-deep in time`s own neglect
and treats your enemies with the same respect
Jostle and sway an the turns
of a hand-made highway
Scamper and dance across the pages
The cages are open, and ambition be paid
There are three passerby seconds
with the decadence of a sideways glance
Grasp ahold or snatch at threads
blink much more and we`ll all be dead
At that point I was anticipating another bout of divisions with Elder Bento, a Brazilian who`s about an inch taller than me (and I though I was too big for this country...). While we didn't have as much success as I did with the Zone Leaders it was still a welcome bit of relief.
So we divided...and how was the conquering? Frankly....devastating. After committing all of our investigators to come to Church....none showed up, not one...but someone very important did. The mission president. Unannounced, just sort of drove right up to the chapel and walked in like it was nobody`s business (like a boss). He and his wife spent the Sunday services with me and my comp...and asked to speak with Alvarez in private...
So, who knows, maybe I`ll see the fruits of that visit in this week.
I`m keeping a positive attitude...I have divisions again on Halloween.