This week has been a bit of a roller-coaster: we've had a lot of ups and downs. We've had SO MUCH to get done administration-wise, but we got through it and ended the week with an awesome exchange with Elder Lee and Elder Kleinman. Elder Lee really loved coming back to this area to work with Elder James, and I had a great time working with Elder Kleinman in theirs. Fortunately, Saturday was a super calm day in the mission, so even though I was attached to one of the Assistants in their area, we didn't have to worry about anything.The Mission Leader Council this week was amazing; I learned a ton of super useful things! This Introduction lesson by President Castro was all about how the Roman Army protected themselves with armor and wise strategy, and how we can apply the same techniques to protect ourselves and fight spiritually. It was interesting to note that the main vulnerable places on our body, our head, heart, groin and feet reflect our spiritual vulnerabilities, namely our thoughts, our desires, our virtue, and our direction. He then pointed out how the different pieces of the Armor of God directly correlate to those vulnerabilities.
Afterwards I had my new Temple Recommend interview. It felt so good to have that up to date again! During the interview, President Castro shared a lot of really precious things with me that I'm going to apply. I'm so grateful for everything he's done for me!
Elder Matthew David Clough