I am going to answer your questions about my sector first. The bus ride was fine. I just slept most of it so I got to catch up on some rest. I am kind of amazing at sleeping on the bus now. As far as the sector goes, this area of Chile is basically the same as the rest of the North because they are little towns that are basically 100% based on the mines. Also, it is not cold at all. The days have hit close to 33 degrees around 1 o´clock. I don't have a mammita here in my sector for laundry or food. The branch here has a regular attendance of 19 or 20 people and I am the second Counsellor.
That being said, we were able to set a baptismal date with a lady our first week in the sector.
In the situation you mentioned, if the District Leader was teaching the investigator then that is definitely why the zone leaders did the interview. It needs to be someone not in your sector who has that assignment.
I am really short on time so this is going to be short and a little random.
We should have a zone conference here in December, but it might be the week following Christmas instead of before. We don't know yet.
I love my new shoes. I was testing them out to see if they are waterproof...they are.
This little town that I am in is really, really, really hot and really dusty. It is kind of annoying because everyone sleeps until 11 and then goes in the house from about 2 till 5 - usually eating and sleeping. I miss Antofagasta where people had somewhat normal schedules.
I will not need another international drivers permit. If there is a need to drive here, the office just gets you an international drivers license. You can just keep that sexy picture of me at home.
My companion Elder Velasquez is from Misiones in Argentina. He lives in the Amazon... interesting.
I have a lot of thoughts about what I would like to do after I get home but I will need to tell you in another e-mail. I would like to write you some things so you know generally what I am thinking.
Mom: Involve the lord in your interview preparation, read the scriptures and pray and put your trust that the outcome will be the correct one regardless of what it is.
I feel like I was just reading about you setting up the Christmas tree, but that was Christmas last year. Weird!
Sorry for the short letter, I will try to allow myself more time next Monday.
Love you guys.