BIG NEWS!!! I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED !! I am now in São Luis, my new comp is Elder KING!!! My District Leader from the MTC!! Haha
So basically what happened is the President went to a meeting with the Area Presidency and they said that he could not have a zone with less than 8 elders... so my zone was probably the smallest... IN THE WORLD!!! Haha so they reduced the # of zones from 8 to 6 and now I’m in São Luis as a Zone Leader.
I had a good trip in my bus (no it’s not an old school bus, it is really nice with AC, recline chairs, and even TV’s that I can’t watch! haha)
I got my Christmas package!! WE LOVE THE X-MAS DECORATIONS!!! THANK YO MOM!!!! Also got like a BILLION CARDS 3 months’ worth that was so nice :)
This week I had a cool experience with one of the Elders in my old zone. 6 weeks ago I had worked in such a way that I had zero respect and zero trust from this Elder... basically he hated me. So 6 weeks ago I went about to change this, TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT I WAS DOING, so that HE could change the way he looked at me. I listened to the talk from last conference...http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/first-observe-then-serve?lang=eng I went about to observe the things I needed to do to serve him. For 6 weeks I had a conscious goal in mind, I truly felt that I was having success only after 2 weeks but then last night it really showed in our good-bye he came and gave me a huge hug (not normal, he does not even like being touched) and said, "Elder Howe I have waited a while to say this... but you’re a great guy." I learned that the TRUE way to lead is by LOVE, PATIENCE and service.
Thank you all for your love and support!!!