Monday, August 22, 2011
Wk 94 August 22, 2011
Mother and Father, Yes! I got your package just last week. Thanks a whole lot. The shoes fit great and are nice to wear around the house. I am not allowed to wear them proselyting though. :). I had a fun time with the beef sticks. We were driving from one area to another and I leaned over to the driver of the van and asked if I could open the smelly sticks. He said yes, so I then proceeded to hand our beef sticks to everyone in the car. At first everyone was kind of like "What? What is this thing? Where is the rice to go with it? Why is there a white guy giving me a brown long thing?" I told every one in the van just to take a bite. Everyone looked at it like it was some foreign meat stick (which it was). They all said it was "Sarap!" "Delicious!" So it was a success. One of them asked me if I had a rice stick I could give them. We laughed.
This week has been a little bit of a mix up. Our district leaders companion had to go home because of heart problems. That was really sad because he was an awesome missionary just barely new to the mission. So from Thursday till now we have been staying in the Tangalan missionary apartment. There are three of us. Elder Arrieta, Verso, and I. It has been really fun with the both of them. We are switching off areas every other day until he finds a malkesidik priesthood to be with him.
That’s cool you had Stake Conference, because we did too! Ours was way packed and not everyone fit inside. President Pagaduan and his wife spoke which was good. They talked about missionary work and had us stand and told the members they need to feed us. :). But the best part was Brother Armando came to church! Mar came to church and Nanet came to Church!
Brother Armando we didn't think he was going to be able to make it because he was in Baracay (a closeby sinful island) but he surprised us. He made it back early from Baracay because he said he was bored and went with one of our members to Stake Conference. We were way happy to see him. He was to cross a bambu bridge with a cane. I am pretty sure that has got to be hard. Right? right. What a trooper. We visited him also on that Sunday to teach him. He is accepting the message so far. We taught him about Joseph Smith, he said it is new but he wants to know more. :) I am excited for him.
Sister Nanet is a longtime investigator. She has been progressing great lately and her and her husband are close to getting their marriage license so they can get married. I was amazed though of how strong Nanet is and she set the example of attending church with her two kids. It’s not easy to go to church but she exercised her faith and did what she could to make it to church. I know Heavenly Father will bless her family for that sacrifice.
Alot of good stories this week, but I can't tell them all. Here is a few other things I have been able to do and see this week:
1. Jogging on the beach every morning.
2. All companionships now have DVD players so we can watch the missionary training videos. District 1 and 2. You should watch them they’re good.
3. Taught a really big man with no pants on. Actually a really good lesson.
4. Did missionary work with an investigator as in our investigator came and proselyted with us.
Kyle I hope everything goes well with the move. Sounds like quite the trip. Love you Leah, Heidi, Kyle, Mom and Dad. Talk to you next week.