Monday September 27
We were called in the the Presidents office when he came to visit the office this morning! He said he had picked the most beautiful place in the Mission to send us. That is La Poloma which is a small community on the coast about 2 1/2 hours drive from Montevideo. It has a small Branch of about 10-20 active members in the area. He has assigned me to the the new Branch President and has given me 6 months to find and train my replacement. There are 2 missionaries serving in the area. One from the United State and one Latino. They are going to be critical to the success in the area. One will have to be our translater while we am learning more Spanish. They will be helping to get us housing and all the necessary things that occur when you are moving like transferring the Internet and other services into our names. You cannot image how frustrating it is not being able even make a simple telephone call the cancel your water service. We are completely dependent on someone else to help us. This is very hard when you are used to doing things yourself and not having to rely on others.
We have 2-1/2 days to prepare to leave. We will be moving on Thursday October 1st and will be without Internet Service for an undetermined amount of time. We are not sure what type service we will be able to get so we may not be able to Skype or call from La Poloma. When we are back on line I will notify you somehow. Probably by posting a notice here on the Blog. You can send emails but I will not be able to answer them until we are back online. Pray for us that we will be able to make the transistion to the new area and all will be well!