Hello to all those who follow our blog. You may know that we have had a few challenges over the last few weeks so thanks for sticking with us and sorry this post is a few days late.
We are glad to be back in Chile although it was very hard to leave the family a second time. We missed the missionaries so much while we were gone that it is like saying hello to family as we see each one again.
Thanks to our absence, President Warne has had to adjust the monthly schedule, resulting in some very long days for he and the assistants. The assistants are training and facilitating while President interviews every missionary in our mission in about one week. With around 280 missionaries, it is no wonder he is tired at night!
Interviews or entrevistas as we say in Espanol are held every third month. The missionaries really look forward to this one on one time with the president. He also enjoys the opportunity to meet individually instead of the usual group which is at least zone size—20 to 40. The usual interview is 15 minutes but the timing is flexible in case someone needs a little extra care or counsel.
President wanted to finish all the interviews before transfers next week which explains the abbreviated schedule. I am continually reminded that everything in the mission world is constantly changing, so along with transfers we have those going home on Monday and new arrivals on Tuesday. One of the assistants goes out to train before he goes home and so we have a new assistant in this week to learn the ropes.
We very much appreciate your prayers and concern in our behalf. We feel blessed to be able to serve in the Chile Rancagua mission and hope to have no more interruptions!