Monday, August 18, 2008

In the Offices....and learning to be a Secretary

Hello everyone, I'm doing great… Saturday is our P-day, and it’s a little bit different writing and relaxing on a Saturday, but I like it, I won't lie…

I love the offices… I'm here being trained by Elder Gomez from California. He is training me how to do my job. Everyday we work in the offices until 1 or 2 in the afternoon, then we get out and work in the field.

My job here entails scheduling flights and booking hotels for all the missionaries and President Perez, doing the agenda and calendar of President, and anything that has to do with the changes of missionaries. I call to the states almost everyday, haha. I speak in English on the phone which is really really hard by the way… I mess up and probably sound like a little kid when first learning how to speak, but oh well… I love it. I could see myself working in this type of environment.

Being secretary, you come in contact either by phone or in face with every single missionary in the mission at least one time a change. I handle all the new people coming in and leaving. I see all their pics, and let's just say, by the end of it I will know everyone in the mission, haha. How crazy..

One thing that made me really trunky, is I have to call home to all the parents of the kids that are going home and tell them, "Your son will be home at such an hour, please be there to pick him up", and they're like, "Oh, don’t you worry, I will be there, it will be so nice", and I'm just like, "Oh ya, well I have over a year still", so ya.. haha.. I love it....

Well, I love you. I know this work is true. I am now on the other side of the work, seeing the gears work in the offices, and I love it. This time in my mission is going to be very special to me. I know this is the church of God. I love you all, and thanks for everything. Wish everyone "HI" and tell them I love them.

1 comment:

Don Layton said...

Well Elder Rich...the calling of secretary is definitely one with perks. I serve as our stake executive secretary, and was able to be with Elder Richard G. Scott for two full days as a result of my calling. That was one of the best experiences of my life.

You never know what will happen. I suspect you'll have some great learning experiences and opportunities that relatively few Elders ever get to have. I know you'll do a great job.