Monday, June 6, 2011
Wk 83 June 6, 2011
Don't worry about the pictures mom. I just ran out of space on my SD card so I went and got it transferred onto a DVD that I will be sending home. There is a few videos too. :) And your package came. Our sisters texted us and told us I had a package. I will get it tomorrow at Zone Meeting. :)
We had a good week this week. We invited Brother Alfonso Antoja to be baptized. He said that he wanted to but he just wasn't ready yet. We still have to work with him a little bit. He has a desire though and it is just a matter of "a little bit of time" :).
This week we had lots of members work with us. Every day we had a member working with us. It was a good experience for them and for us. We have 5 Returned Missionaries in our Branch. So we are trying to work with them to keep their missionary fire alive. We have a lot of potential investigators at this point. This week we will be following up with a lot of them. Our branch attendance is still around 30 people every week. It’s pretty small but the Branch is awesome. They have big faith and awesome testimonies. Next week on P-day we are going to try to get some of the other Elders and our ward to play basketball at the church. We are hoping to start a tradition of every week have members come to the church and play, so that way it can give them an opportunity to invite their friends.
I think I have figured out the language thing. My language skills are like a Liahona that Heavenly Father has given me. When I am righteous and working hard, the language works, but when I slack a little the Liahona breaks. So I have no choice but to work as hard as I can or else I am done for :). It has been going good though. Elder Solis has been helping me a lot to learn Tagalog. I am starting to loose some of my Illango. I tried speaking Illango to a lady the other day and kept switching back to Tagalog. She probably thought I was crazy.
It has been raining a whole lot lately here and we walk everywhere - really far sometimes. So every night when we get home we are pretty muddy. My shoes have taken a hit. The outside edge of my shoe is falling off. BUT I WON"T LET DOWN. These shoes will hold out till the end even if they are as stinky as Kyle’s shoes were when he got off his mission. ;).
Let’s see what else. Oh the other night we came home to a bloody gutted rat in a few pieces on our floormat that our lovely house cats placed for us. I took a picture for you Kyle. It’s on the DVD I will send home.
Well cge. I will go now. Talk to you again next week.
P.S. I am not exactly sure what John was talking about but it sounds like what they wear to church - Sandals, untucked polo, and no tie.