Hello Hello family!
Hope everyone had as good of a Christmas as I did! Mine was awesome! This might be a bad email. I remember the email right after mothers day, I had no idea what to write about. Maybe I will just give you a little more detail about being a zone leader and what wards we cover.
So as the Zone leader, we are in charge of 14 other missionaries. Each night the district leaders (3 of them) call us and we take their reports of the areas. After we do that, we have to call the AP's (assistants to the president) 3 times a week to give them the reports of the entire zone. Then every Sunday night, we have what we call "hell week", where we have to take a report of every single ward that we cover, all of the key indicators, all the baptismal dates and all the progressing investigators, and write them all down and then report to the AP's and to the President. It takes a long time and it really stinks, hence the name we have given it.
Then in our specific area, we cover all of the single/university wards on campus and in Thatcher. So we cover 4 wards total. So its really cool, because the single wards cover the entire thatcher valley, so if the elders or sisters find anyone who qualifies to go to the single ward, we get to teach them. So they get passed off to us and we get to baptize them! its tight.
My companions name is Elder Clark, he has been out for about a year now. Me and him get along really well. We are always cracking up at each other, cracking jokes and just having fun. We love having fun but getting work done is the key. We both know how to work and that really benefits us. Being a zone leader is tight, but we will see how the transfer progresses and see what happens. Well i love you all so much, thank you for all the support you have shown to me. I miss you and i cant wait to hear from you again.
Love, Elder Pierce