So everybody.. I got changes!
I am going to head down to Coban to work in the office! I'm going to be a "Pouch Elder" which are the Elders in charge of the mail system and ordering stuff from the distribution center and basically any physical incoming-outgoing relations with the Elders and the outside world (I don't have charge over their emails or phones in other words.. just letters and packages). I might have other duties but I don't know yet cause at this moment I'm still in Sayaxche, Peten.
They gave us the changes Saturday night which was a huge help because Sunday I was able to visit my baptisms once more and get pictures with them and their families and let people know about the change. I don't know maybe being able to tell everyone is a bad thing but I appreciated knowing ahead of time.. the changes came in the perfect time and just made me so excited! negative affect I was so excited I literally couldn't fall asleep till 12:30am.
God Blesses!!! Oh my WORD! He is a loving God and knows my wants and needs and I realize that he has yet to hold back ANYTHING from me! He gives me EXACTLY what I want and I'm so extremely grateful for Him!
I was pretty set that I was going to the Polochic this change and I was excited for it.. I knew If I went to the Polochic I'd basically be there till the end of my mission but I was willing to make that sacrifice and was happy to do so. The ONLY thing that was hard for me to leave behind was that I wanted to try my had at the office.. but like I said I was ready to go where God wanted me. I got the call and at first they just said Coban.. I was kind of confused but asked what area I was going to be in.. "Area 2" what?! Area 2? what does that mean? "You're in the office as a pouch Elder" WHAT?! I was so happy to hear that! I thought going to Polochic was the coolest sounding idea but God knows my wants and knew I wanted this more.. and really I do! I am so excited to head to the office.
Note 2 on God's blessings. In the office these are only a FEW of the wonderful blessings I'll receive: I'll be with President and get to know him on a personal level, My companion is from my CCM group and also is the mas pilas of the whole group (Me included). he's a Latino from Honduras (I think) who knows English WELL and studied at BYU Hawaii, He's one of the kindest and chillest Latinos I've EVER met! in all he's someone from my group, knows English, and is better than me! (I know that's like way hard right?!), I'm going to be in the one place in the whole mission that is going to celebrate thanksgiving with an actual thanksgiving feast! Also I'll be there for Christmas and my birthday, In the office I'll eat like a king and will use a lot less money than the elders outside of the office.. which means I'll finally get my emergency fund completed, I'll also be the FIRST person to receive letters so I'm not going to have to wait 2 month for my letters now only like 2 weeks tops.. and I'll be in a place where I can literally mail my responses that day after I write them! BETTER COMMUNICATION! Oh my goodness I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much God has blessed me where I'm at now and is continuing to bless me where I'm going!
I hope that I can improve the office while I'm there and that I'll be the Elder that the other elders LOVE calling and not the elder that they feel is lazy. I'm hoping to make GREAT friends these next 6-7 months and become a better missionary!
No time for pictures this week but know I love you!
---Elder Hyrum Clark