Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spam in the Philippines!!!

Dear Pamilya,
Man what a crazy adventure of a week it has been. So this last Tuesday, as you already kinda know, we had a presidents training! It was awesome he talked about Tacloban, and then he really talked about obedience. It was through our missions obedience and serves to the Lord. We are the #1 baptizing mission in the Philippines I believe. I am very grateful for  President and his awesome serves to us. ... I wish I could tell you stories of my amazing adventures, but honestly there is nothing to extreme this week. 
We were able to get Edy in for an interview and he passed! He will be getting baptized on Saturday or Sunday not sure which day yet. I have seen so much improvement out of this young man it is amazing!! I hope he stays strong. 
Well this week has been shakey. I admit I really really miss yall!! I have gotten a little discouraged about the langauge but I am getting better, just so slowly... It doesn't help having an Elder so sagad(fluent) at the language. I am trying to use him to my advantage but it is hard cause it almost seems like I am bugging him... even though I know I am not... I just need to keep going. 
Alright let me answer those questions:

1. The mission president sent a message to parents about talking to missionaries on Christmas. Will we be able to skype from where you are currently at? We need to get these details figured out so we don't have any problems. I am pretty sure mom wouldn't survive another hick-up like we had at the air port. Only about 6 more letters before Christmas.
Alright so this next month is Christmas. We can Skype it is what is preferred! I have a very good computer shop in this area and we should be able to have a very good conversation. Trust me it is crazy to think by then 1/4 of the way done already.

2. Did you get your package yet? The president sent guidelines of what we should and shouldn't send, I think we did good but want to make sure you didn't catch any grief over it.
Nope no package... When did you send it?

3. You have taken a lot of Pictures and we are concerned that we get all of them secured off your SD cards and onto something that cant get lost or washed away in a typhoon. Can you buy SD cards for your Camera there? Can you have a member upload what you have taken so far and send them to us? I dont know if they use drop box or media fire there but it would be good to get those home
So I bought myself an USB to transfer photos, I am sending all I have. I don't get as many opportunities for pics with this companion as I did my last. So I am trying my best. Did you send that really big usb I asked for in the package?
4.What are the names of the other missionaries in your District/Zone?
We are the only Elders, the others are Sister Peacock (from my batch), Sister Shakespear, Sister Cruz, Sister Ocquias, Sister Siervo. The last 3 are pinay so I migh thave spelt their names wrong. 
5. Is the Power back on? How long were you with out it?
Yes after the presidents training we came back home and it was on. So 5 days long.
6. Have the missionaries from Tacloban arrived in the mission yet?
Yes this morning I guess. HAHA I know 2 of them from the MTC both tongan. We havn't seen them yet. we are expecting emergancy transfers this week for them.

So these first couple are my breakfast. Can't go wrong with Spam and my favorite crackers with peanut butter!
Secondly this is a car we passed on the way to the internet cafe! HAHA there is a lot of random stuff here but this takes the cake for this week! This looks like a Volkswagen from WW2 and it is covered with Nazi Germany signs and yes even a picture with Hitler on the side! I thought it was Humorous and could not help but send it. Some of the people just take what they see in America and make it. Especially the bad stuff. There are bands that have them flipping people off on the cover so the kids sometimes do it by accidental on puposeness. HAHA we just deal with it!

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