Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Week 46 - I love this ward! (one year in the books)


Hello yo, wussup. So this week we got it down for sure. We will have 3 baptisms on July 4. It was really kind of odd because E. Arorong didn't have any money to come up for the interview last week so we thought we were going to have to push the baptisms back another week.  We'll be having the interviews 3 days before the baptisms, but at least they'll continue.
We still haven’t found any body new that's actually interested. Of course there is plenty of people that are interested in meeting me and E. Faa, because we're both foreign, but that's about the extent of their interest. This last week we both got sick though. We bought some chicken Monday night and that night I woke up at 3AM and had diarrhea for one straight hour. Then the next day after our district meeting, E. Faa had diarrhea too. That went on for a whole week. Saturday we were finally able to work a whole day without going to the bathroom. It was way bad.
Other than that one of our LAs didn't go to church, but if he did he would have been reactivated. We had 4 investigators go to church. Honestly, I love this ward. I mean I'm always the fill in for when people don't show up for talks, I teach gospel essentials class, and sometimes when the EQ pres isn't there I teach there too, or sometimes in primary too. At the end of church my head hurts pretty bad from being the center of attention for that long, but it's fun. I have a real good time. 
Tanner has been out one year this week and he didn't even mention it.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Week 45 - Happy Fathers Day!


Hey yo, what's up? Yesterday and today are the first days I'm actually homesick here. We showed up to Sacrement a little late yesterday and one of the speakers was missing so of course they asked us to talk XD. It's been 4 years in a row now that I've spoken on Fathers day. I wish I could skype you dad. I miss you a ton. We have 3 baptisms planned for  July 4. Other than that we haven't found any new investigators with potential. Everything else is aobut the same. We work hard play hard.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Week 44 - Philippines broadcast with Elder Anderson


This week was pretty much average. Nothing exciting really happened. We didn't have church, we had a Philippines national broadcast with E. Anderson as the speaker. It was actually really good. We are still teaching the investigators I've mentioned to you. It sucks there was no church last week, because 2 weeks ago was the first time that the Rino family was able to go to church. I was hoping to just keep that rolling, but apparently god has different plans XD.

We don't really have any new investigators that show potential. It's the same deal with our less actives. We have a few that are saying they want to come back to church, but they don't ever come. Last week we also had our zone conference you should be able to get pictures there. I don't want to connect my camera directly to the PC anymore I think that's a reason why my camera freaked out. I also forgot to bring my card reader, so y'all can just wait till next week.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Week 43 - Another cycle in Alcala


Sorry I didn't write last week.  For some reason my account wouldn't let me log in last week. I went to 2 or 3 computer shops, but nothing was working. Well it turns out I'm not getting transferred so I'm here for another 6 weeks. That's not bad at all though. I can't believe I didn't get transferred, but it's all good. Our next baptisms are 2 weeks from now. We have 2 young men that will be getting baptized. Also last Sunday we had 2 of our other investigators go to church for the first time so a month from now they should be able to get baptized too.
Haha That is a pretty funny joke. At the end of this month I'll have been out for a year now. That's so crazy to think about. It doesn't feel long at all. I'm happy that I have one year left as a missionary. They say the second year is a whole lot faster. So I guess we'll see.
Anyways thanks for everything guys. Members are getting angry at me, becuase you guys didn't give me enough CTR rings. XD  So you should probably get on that hahaha anyways I love you guys and I miss you guys too. Take care this week. Make sure to tell Greg at summer gamers that I don't miss him at all.

Tuguegaro North Zone

Elder Faa, Elder Swensen, and members of the Alcala Ward