March 24, 2014...Oh, where has Elder Blanding gone...

Hey all.

I guess I won't waste time getting to what I'm sure you're all waiting for. 


I am now in the area of Almecatla 1 (it is a ward in the Tlaxcala stake).

My companion is Elder Graff. he is from Virginia (yup another American companion and has 15 months in the mission) and is the District Leader (I'm Junior Comp again)

We are the only missionaries in this ward (I thought this would never happen seeing as I have had my whole mission up until now sharing a Ward or Branch). There is a lot of work here but we are trying to find even more. The mission has a goal of baptizing every week and we have decided that next transfer this area is going to baptize every week (not this transfer because of the rule that they have to come to church 5 times before they can get baptized and we don't have any baptismal dates for this change). there is also the goal of teaching at least 40 lessons every week and we have also decided that we are going to surpass that with 60 or more. all of this is going to mean a big change in how we are working. we really need to use every minuet of every day to do so. we are also planning to go on divisions with the members 4 or 5 times a week (basically every weekday after the food). 

I don't really have much more to say right now. things are relatively normal other than that I had changes I will hopefully have some stories next week. 

Elder Blanding.