The Holiday seasons are almost over! We can finally get to work!
was pretty cool over here in the Philippines. We just went around and
visited members and pretty much ate more food then I have ate in my
life! Members just make food all day long just to make sure if someone
comes over that they can eat as much as they can. We also managed to get
two lessons in which was awesome! Elder Strobelt is so awesome, the
whole day he was just like " I'm sick of just eating food and wasting
time, lets go teach some lessons!" hahahah. I am so lucky! Towards the
end of the week we were really able to get to work and ended up teaching
a lot of lessons. I am ready for the season to be over so we can
finally get everyone to focus and start working! Work, Work, Work, thats
We have two investigators right now. Sister Annabel and Sister
Elinor that are progressing so well right now, they are reading,
praying, and coming to church! Their baptism is on the 25th of january
and they are really trying to prepare themselves for it. The ward is
really working hard to make them feel comfortable and fellowship them
also, they are doing a great job. I am so excited that I might
potentially have a baptism! It is such a blessing to teach someone from
the beginning and watch them progress and see the Gospel bless their
lives. We are working really hard to prepare them, and make sure that
they are ready.
It has been mentioned that I need to starting sharing more
random stories and experiences here in the Philippines, that usually
wouldn't happen in America.
So this week...
was at a members house for Christmas eating dinner. We were finishing
up and I had to fart really bad... yes you know were this is going... My
stomach hurt so bad! So I just tried to let out a little bit so some of
the pressure would go away, but that turned out as a bad idea... I
ended up farting so loud! I could not believe it! There was a ton of
members there! They all just looked at me for a few seconds and they
just all busted out laughing! haha. The people in the Philippines just
don't care and are just the most fun loving people!
Yesterday Elder Strobelt and I were tracting and we came
across a few people standing outside of their house, and so we went up
to them and starting talking and ask them what they were doing. In less
then two minutes we were in chairs scarfing down food! The people here
are so freaking hospital it is awesome! We barely even know these
peoples names and we were all eating food and talking like we were all
best friends! They were having a birthday party for someone in their
family, and they were just so happy the two good looking white guys
showed up. They took pictures with us and all that stuff! haha it just
amazes me how people can just be so friendly! Then of course we shared a
message with them.
Lastly this week, which most of you may be suprised, but it
happens all the time I just have never mentioned it in my e-mails.
During one of our lessons my new companion was trying to share part of
the lesson, when the lady we were teaching just plops down her shirt and
start breast feeding her baby. Hahahahah! My companion just started to
studder and didn't really know what to do so I just took over. Oh man it
was so funny. It happens all the time here in the Philippines, and its
just a cultural thing here nobody cares.
Well I hope those gave you some good laughs. I hope you all
had a good Christmas and will enjoy some more feasting for New Years!
Love you all, and I thank you all for your support, you guys are awesome!