Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Assignment: Zone Leader

Dear Family and Friends It has been several weeks since I have last written, so I will try to write as fast as I can to fill you in. Last week I was transferred to Ste. Marie and am now working as a zone leader. I live in St. Denis. For the moment, Elder Milot and I are the only missionaries for St. André (my last area) and Ste. Marie, so we have lots of work to do in combined areas. Elder Twitchell, my trainer and one of the former zone leaders, went to Mauritius and will be there for the next month serving on a social visa that will expire two days after my current companion, Elder Milot, goes home. After his visa expires, he is supposed to come back and serve as zone leader with me for a month before he will return to Mauritius for the last month of his mission. We are currently juggling the missionaries on Mauritius because of visa restrictions, so there are a few missionaries that will serve there temporarily while other missionaries wait for more permanent visas, which take longer to get approved. We are very busy with the two areas, the Ste. Marie branch, the St. André group, and our other responsibilities. Our role as zone leaders is a little unique because of our location. The island is one zone and we are in charge of cars, appartments, airport runs, visas, missionary health, and anything else that Elder Heap or President Adams asks us to do. This week we did about six hours of translating for a senior couple Eppel that was here from South Africa doing branch audits. I really like having a full schedule, so I am looking forward to the work and have enjoyed this past week. We welcomed a new sister, Sister Berchel, from France this week. She joined the Church three years ago in Toulouse. She will be working in St. Paul. President comes this coming week and will be holding a zone conference this Friday, which I am looking forward to. We also have Elder Bricknell, of the area presidency that will be coming to speak at that conference. I apologize for my lack of organization, I tried to get as much information in as I could. Well, I am grateful to be a missionary, we are very blessed. And life is good. I love you all, and wish you the best this week. May God bless your efforts. Laus Deo Elder Wynn

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