Monday, May 30, 2011
Wk 82 May 30, 2011 Boom Shakalaka
May 29, 2011
This week was quite a challenging week. I will just be honest. We were pretty busy this week. We had Zone Conference, csp's, and interviews. On top of that trying to find some more people here to teach. It was a little of a discouraging week. But that is expected sometimes right? haha. I will quote Kyle's quote again. "A set back is just a set up for a come back". We’re pumped up again though and ready to have a good week this week. We had an awesome day yesterday working with our members. We were able to contact some investigators we had been trying to contact all week, and they seem to be sincere humble investigators so we are excited about them. Bro Antoja is doing awesome. He has been to church three times in row now.
The sisters are doing awesome. Both of the sisters had baptisms this last week so that was cool. They are super funny. I guess I say boom shakalaka a lot when I teach district meeting so the Indian sister Sister Arumugam calls me elder Boomshakalaka.
Tomorrow we will have a lesson on working with members! I am way excited to teach it. I am going to attempt an object lesson with a balloon. I kind of stole yours and Kyle’s idea about how lots of people have to support to get the balloon to stay up in the air. I am going to make an obstacle course they have to maneuver through with the balloon balancing on their heads until they make it to a picture of the temple. Then when they pop the balloon there will be a picture of a family inside. Then I will tie it in with working with the ward. Haha we will see what happens.
Elder Solis is a great guy. We speak in Tagalog at the apartment then outside a mix of Tagalog, Aklanon, and Illango. The language is coming okay. I can communicate well but I would be lying if I didn't say that it can also be quite frustrating.
Chad Cram is the man. That is way awesome he is getting ready to leave for Hermosillo, Mexico. Tell him I love him and good luck. He will be an awesome missionary.
Well take care for now. Love you all.
-Elder Wish bam
(Elder Wish bam is what a little girl calls me who lives next door.)
Philippine fact of the week:
Pretty much nobody here wears shoes. They all wear sandals. Riding a motorcycle, going to the bathroom, at work, school, everywhere. As for me, my feet will continue to burn inside my dark damp black shoes. :)