Friday, February 22, 2013

New Area, New Assignment & a Third El Salvador Mission

Well I bet you weren´t expecting to get an email from me until Monday! So from now on out I will have my P-Day on Fridays, every week from here on out! Like I said the past week, we have had some changes here! I left San Vicente after being there for a good amount of time. My new area is in San Salvador in a "Municipio" called Mejicanos. But wait, there's more! The best part is that I was called to be the financial secretary for the El Salvador San Salvador Mission! This week has been so full of so many surprises and changes in the mission and the country!
The other big change that will be coming, the country of El Salvador will be getting a third mission!! That was new news to us on Wednesday! So here we will have the ES Santa Ana mission, ES SanSalvador West (which now will include Belize...I think) and the ES East Mission. I would explain physically how things would be laid out, but that is complicated, in Church News an article should come up in the next few days about this change! So in June the mission will be divided, and we don´t know who will end up in which mission!
So, more about my new job. I am with Elder Earl who was the previous "Financiero" and he is going to be training me this change how to take over his job. I would like to thank you Mom and Dad for the experience that I have had in the office with you. Yesterday we had to reconcile almost 3,000 dollars worth of reciepts and bills, and it was cake because I already know how that all works! So far this job is perfect for me!! Elder Earl is impressed with how fast I am learning and working. I am so happy and excited to be here, it truly is an honor, I guess. Because out of a mission with 230 missionaries, I was the one picked to take his place! Also, with the mission division coming up, we will need another financiero who will be in one mission, and I will be in the other. As to which mission I will belong, who knows which one I will be in.
So we are in the heart of the city, and I am loving it. It is such a huge change from San Vicente, so many things are different. The best part is that we get to spend the hottest hours of the day in the air-conditioned office, that in itself is a privilege! Also we have lots of great options for food every day such as Chinese food, Papa John´s, Wendys, you know... normal food! It is such a blessing. The office is in a neighborhood called "Escalon" which is pretty much the richest part of the country, I like it! Every morning and afternoon we commute from Mejicanos to the Escalon, it truly is not that far, but in the buses it takes like an hour. We will always have our P-Days with the assistants, so we get to go around with them in their pickup truck which only took us 5 minutes to get here to the office. After we write we will be going to go eat something delicious for lunch and then we will go to Wal Mart to do a little bit of shopping! I have never been so happy for a trip to Wal Mart!!!
So that is whats going on now! Lots of things are going on and I am as happy (and as busy) as ever! This is really such a great responsibility and I am so excited to be taking this on!! We have a never ending pile of work to do here in the office and we have a regular area to do missionary work in and we are held to the same expectations and goals as the rest of the mission. So really I am living a "two job life". But I really couldn't be more excited for this! The best part is I have my own personal office here (where I am right now writing you) and it is about the size of Dad´s part of his office and I have the huge mission safe and all the stuff of the mission. It is a great responsibility and I am so ready to take on this challenge!!
I hope that I will get to hear from you all next Friday! Have a great week!
Love Elder Vaughan

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