Well good news and bad news!
I can’t believe what has happened to me. I found out this last Monday after I sent off the letter to you that I had a change.
Well drum roll………….. IQUITOS!!!!
And crazier still is that the Lord has given me yet another challenge! I am now a Zone Leader. I feel a little strange but I have super strong desires to have a zone that is really good. I am a little upset however with my companion. The Lord has placed me with a really frustrating companion. I just don’t know what I should do with him. I guess that over time we are going to have to start to like each other but he is one of those guys that just thinks he is all that and a bag of potato chips. I think that the Lord is trying to teach me a lesson. The Lord gave to me, Elder Lucas, the most humble and hardworking man I have had yet on my mission, now he sends me with Elder Villegas. Hmmmm I think I am going to have a ton a problems. l I have been sent to the same zone that I was in when I was in Iquitos the last time, just now in a different area. My new area is called 28 de Julio and Castañas. I am going to have to work super hard because the majority of the people here just don’t come to church and or they just don’t care. AHHHHHHHHHH!!! Dang it!! Well I think that my next few months are going to be the hardest in my entire life. I am pretty sure that you are going to get really sick of hearing about the same old sad and stressed out Elder Harris so…. I have decided that I am just going to write to you about all of the happy things that are happening.
So a happy thing that happened… I got to do a work visit in my old area this week. I helped the two missionaries in my zone that are in that area go and find a few of my old investigators. Hopefully that knowledge will help them to find new people to baptize. I am really looking forward to finding a few of my old converts that are there, so that I can see how they are all doing. I kind of see this as a rare opportunity to help those people again to understand the importance of the gospel. I did find one of my converts this week whose name is Jhyner. He is doing really good, but has gotten a little bit lazy in the last 8 months. I want to try to help him to get back to church and get preparing for a mission. He was pretty excited to go on a mission before I left but he is getting a little bit sluggish with this determination. I think that is because he is the only person in his family that is a member. So we need to help him to get back on the right track again. I feel really strange because a lot of my companions are ending their missions. I am starting to feel a little sad, I feel like my mission is flying by and I don’t want one single second to be wasted. Well I am happy to be here in the jungle again. I like the food here a lot. It’s kind of fun to eat all of the fruit again. We have been eating a lot of a fruit called Camu Camu. It’s like pure pink lemonade and it’s really good. It looks just like a grape but it is pink, and is really sour. You have to add a lot of sugar so that it tastes really good. Don’t worry Mom I am brushing my teeth like a pro. I will be sending some great pictures for this next week. I have been working really hard and I haven’t had the chance to take any jungle picture yet. Here are some old ones from past areas.