Wow, what a crazy weekend! Like oh my goodness. Before getting to that, enjoy some photos that Elder Morales and I took this morning. I'll just say they were the best 200 pesos I've ever spent.
Okay, now on to the crazy stuff of this week... Well, it was pretty much Saturday. Normally on Saturdays we take reports in the morning during our study time and then send them to the assistants right afterwards. With General Conference, however, we had to change our schedule around a little bit to take some reports before and some after the first session to send them in all nice and neat. Everything went well for the first little while; we got two of our three reports taken before the first session and then watched conference for two hours. At about 12:15 (15 minutes after the first session started), we were on the computer of the offices in the chapel to send the reports in when the internet went out. "Well that's funny," I thought. "It'll probably come back on shortly," and I continued prepping the reports. To make a long story short, it didn't come back on. In fact, internet in the entire city of Mixquiahuala went completely out along with phone service and wifi. Therefore, we couldn't call anyone, we couldn't send reports in, and (that's right) we couldn't watch the Saturday afternoon session of conference.
After much stress and slight panic, we figured out a plan to get everything in order and all figured out with the hopes that later in the evening (after priesthood session) we'd be able to come back and the internet would be on. We were wrong. Upon returning to Mixquiahuala, the internet was still out, so we had the idea to run down to Progreso (about 15 minutes away) to see if they had internet. Nope. The bishop pretty much saved our lives by finding us a member semi-nearby who had working internet so we could take the last reports in like 10 minutes (incredibly fast for the reports of an entire district) and send them in. We still didn't get home on time (don't worry, we told President), but we get everything taken care of by the end of the night.
The next day the internet was working, so we got to watch conference normally :D
Speaking of conference, was it not the best!? Better than Super Bowl weekend, I'll tell you what! It could have been because it was the only session I was able to watch in English, but I enjoyed the Priesthood session most. There were quite a few talks that hit me pretty hard in that hour and a half. I also felt like President Monson's talks were rather shortened in all the sessions, but in the few words he said, he said them well and to the point.
With everything heard and meditated on in General Conference, I feel like something big is coming, so prepare yourselves. There is much to do and little time to do it. The night cometh soon.
Iré y haré,
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