Another Grindy Week!
This week was pretty good. Elder Willes and I have been hitting the pavement every single day!
Being a Zone Leader can be kind of crazy, especially with how young I still am in the mission. You need to set the example for your whole Zone, so we are working super hard trying to do that LOL.
I had my first MLC ( Missionary Leadership Council) this week, its for Zone Leaders and what we can do to become better. It was quite fun and I'm glad I have the opportunity to be a leader in the mission even if it is crazy!
We taught some great people this week, one being a family. The Dad's name is Jeff and the wives is Sunny. Pretty much every single Chinese woman is named Sunny, so that is pretty cool! We kind of just knocked their door and asked them if they had time right then! We had a really good lesson and I'm excited for them! They also tried to feed us dinner. Chinese people are super polite and try to give you everything they have when you walk in their home!
I also taught a 10 year old this week by the name of Angela. Her mother has already been baptized and wants her daughter to do the same. It was probably one of the most difficult lessons I'v'e ever taught LOL. She had legit questions about every single part of the lesson. She is a fireball and I will keep you posted!
Lastly ,church was great, we had a family come. The Dad's name is Xun and the Mom's is Sara. They are a great couple and very energetic. I will drop a picture with them down below!
Well hope you all have a great week, Wo Ai Nimen!
Elder Nelson 孙长老
Elder Willes & Ben @ MLC
Ben & Xun- he wanted a selfie with just him😀
Ben, Xun & Sarah
Jon has a saying when the kids tell him how much they want to be the "BOSS".
"The higher up the ladder you go, the more your butt shows"
Ben compared being a Zone Leader to that quote. Being in a leadership position means eyes are always on you. It's important to be a good example and do the very best you can to succeed at what you are doing.
As stressful as it can seem at times, Ben is really enjoying what he is learning from this new experience. He knows the skills he learns out in the Mission will benefit him in every aspect of his life, and when life gets hard he has a way of looking on the bright side and just rolling up his sleeves and pushing forward. It is one of the things I admire most about Ben!
One of Ben's FAVORITE parts of the MLC...THE PIZZAS!
(And you were thinking it was the Sisters😏)LOL