Monday, March 1, 2010
Week 8 Hey! from the Philippines
So things are going okay. So I am having a hard time trying to think of what to type because the email cafe we are at is blasting Non Missionary music :).
So things have been pretty different with Elder Tiu. He is a really good hard worker. This week he had me and a brand new Elder, Elder Phelps, go on splits.
Elder Phelps is just learning Ilanggo so it was going to be super difficult to teach our investigators. I taught two lessons about the Word of Wisdom, in which both investigators had problems with Alak (beer) and Coffee. It was pretty difficult but exciting. It was like I was on my own training.
Just before Elder Torio left we had a baptism to organize. I didn't know exactly what to do, and since he was gone it didn't help. I some how got this baptism together and was assigning talks all over the place. The baptismal font was luckily full from the last baptism other wise we would have had to postpone it cause it takes forever to fill. Then when we were starting the opening hymn a chicken ran in and decided to hang out with us. The whole thing was stressful but a good memory.
The work right now seems to be going slow. We do have an investigator name Jovey Conhehos getting ready to be baptized on the 6th of this month. So that is exciting.
This week has been pretty difficult with the language. I am definitely not as good as I thought I was in the language. But I must carry on. So you know how missionaries while they are learning the language say funny things on accident. Well I found out I have been using a bad word for a while, while I bear my testimony. I say, “I know God will answer your questions”. The word for answer is Sabat, and the word for pubic hair is Sabot. This whole time I have been saying "God will give you pubic hairs" pretty bad huh? Poor guys are probably so confused. Maybe that is why our investigators aren't progressing.
So how is everything going with you guys? Mom, thanks for the updates on everyone. It’s kind of fun to hear what’s going on. I am writing Mckay now, but I am so tired at night if I even have time to write I usually choose to hit the sack early.
Well I swear my testimony is growing. I’ve noticed my letters aren't that spiritual yet. I am sure as soon as I can understand what is going on here they will begin to make you weep.
Well we have a family night at the Obehos tonight.:) And I should figure out what I will teach them. Wish me luck. Love you all.
The American Joe Elder Kirschbaum