Monday, March 22, 2010
Hey Family! I love you!
So this week has been pretty difficult, a lot of things testing my patience. But it has also been rewarding. I have been trying to learn to take whatever my companion throws at me. My companion has been having me teach or try to teach the lessons. It’s really rough cause I don't know the doctrine first off and second I can barely poop out Ilanggo. So I have been learning patience and extreme willingness. “Man missions” are fun/hard, mostly fun though. Today we went to a city way out in the boonies/buked. The city is called Patag. It took us about 1-1/2 hours to get there in a super squishy bus ride. It was ridiculous though. We pretty much hiked up in the middle of the jungle and jungle sounds and everything to this sweet huge waterfall.
I will try to send pictures. Anyway that is how we spent our P-Day today.
So this week we have really been trying to commit our investigators to get to church. The biggest challenge with some people here is they don't like to keep commitments. They agree with everything you say and they say it is true but they don't pray or read or simba. So it can be pretty hard to get them to keep commitments.
This week on Sunday we got there when church was supposed to start at 8:30. Only around 5 people were there. I was nervous to see if our investigators would show up. When it was 9:00 I started to worry if any members would show up either. We ended up starting Sacrament like 30 minutes late. They scramble to get things together and some how they pull off a semi successful Sacrament Meeting. Sunday School is a whole different thing. Half the members go home after Sacrament Meeting. Haha me and my companion just run around trying to organize a Gospel Essentials class for our investigators to go to. Things ended up working out in the end, like of course they always do. But we have a lot of work to do in the Church itself before we can get real missionary work going. I kind of miss the old ward. It actually ran properly.
So Kyle I keep on thinking of stuff I want to ask you about your mission but I always forget when I sit down to type. I will try to write it down when I do think of it.
Oh how long did it take you to learn Spanish? By what transfer did you feel comfortable teaching lessons by yourself?
Leah I want to hear more from you. What is happening in Vegas? Have you decided if you’re going to Hawaii or Taiwan? ...Or did you already tell me that?
Well we got a family night at a less active members house. We will see how that goes. Tomorrow is District Meeting. Then Thursday is Zone conference, which I love because they feed us good food.
Oh man, Mom you would be proud of the stuff I eat here. When I come home I will be able to cook some good Filipino foods for you and everyone. Sounds like you have been doing a lot of missionary work yourself mother.
That was a funny story about Cole Freeman. I am glad people still remember me from our ward.
Hey well I got to get.
Well I love you all! See you in two years.