Monday, March 29, 2010

Busy Week

yeah so this week has been busy we have been working hard but this week was graduation week and so a lot of investigators were not home and its coming close to holy week so its pretty crazy around here.... a lot of idol worshipping going on... i would love to tell you in detail but it would end up just coming out really bad cause its rather ridiculous the things we have seen already so yeah anyways me and elder manguiat are working together better now and starting to get work done! yay for us i mean we were doing work just not so good. so yeah anyways having the same old same old fun! well i gots to get going i am designing zone shorts for our zone yeah you can make just about anything you want here and its pretty cheap! its rather fun to think of all the things you could make... but dont have the time to do it! well back to work i go! love ya all!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Met Elder Ko

so whats up? everyone is grossed out about the balot? we just had a bunch of them today but its not my favorite so i didnt eat it. they were 18 days old so they were a little more gross. i think mine was like 5 days old so its not as bad.

so yeah, nothing really big happened this week- just had zone conference and met Elder Ko. He picked on me during the zone conference and made me stand and read and asked me questions but yeah it was really cool to meet him. also, work has been tough. we have about a 30 minute walk from one area to another so i am pretty much tired at the end of the day. also the work has been tough cause we are always behind schedule now and trying to play catch up so that we can teach all our lessons that day. cause we only have certain times of the day to teach them or they will not be home, or it will be too dark and some of them don't have good lighting so its hard to teach or they are just too shy to let us teach cause its dark. so we just work on walking fast and teaching and hoping we can leave in 30 minutes. The weather is really weird- one day its way hot out then the next its over cast and warm but with a POWERFUL wind! hahaha yeah but i love it when it rains it feels so good when its hot out!
well really nothing else to tell ya. doesnt look like any baptized this transfer but [later] there might be 3 in this area cause we had to push back dates because they missed church because they couldnt get to church. 8 o clock church- what a stupid stupid thing..... anyways love ya lots and hope i will get some more pics of something cool to send!

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Companion

well Elder Pajela is now in Angeles City and i feel sorry for him cause that is a really hard area for teaching! Normally big cities are really hard... people aren't as friendly as they are out in the townish areas. My new companion is Elder Manguiat [Filipino] and he has been out on his mission for 10 months he is also a new convert since 2006 so he is always studying the Gospel Principles. We have been helping out our new Bishop who is awesome he is really trying to change the ward and make it great! We also have a new investigator who attended church after one week of teaching her. She was a referral from our old bishop and we have had our other investigators attend church this week. It's nice to see Progression from Jaen! I have also been having fun talking to members now that Elder Pajela is gone that talk to me cause Elder Pajela is super talkitive and did all the talking with members so its been fun to talk to them and joke around. And because of my BRT (Building Relationship Trust) with our Nanay who washes our clothes, she buys us 1kilo of Mangos for 25 pesos so we normally get 4 kilos and wow they are huge and tasty! hahaha I have eaten Balot and its not bad i dont know if i told you that last week but here is a picture. well gots to go love ya!

[Regarding the last photo sent of zone meeting] they were piled on me cause I slid into them and messed up the picture! Hahaha there was a lot of ELDER GROW!! Then GET HIM!

Monday, March 8, 2010


we havent had time to teach the nanays [see blog entry Feb 15] because we gained some new investigators and the nanays can only be taught late at night and it takes us awhile to get home so we had to just drop them... and i am staying in Jaen and Elder Pajela is going... so thursday we get to find out who my new companion is. I dont feel any earthquakes but we have had a lot of power outages but thats just because they were replacing power line poles i believe. yep we get the ensign every month... well i dont have time this week [to write] because we had to go to Gapan and get our transfer announcement and use the computer shop here and stood around for 2 hours waiting.... i hate this computer shop! well anyways love ya and i need to write president and leave in like 10 minutes....... :(

Gapan is in the center area of the map. With traffic and waiting for jeepnees, Gapan is about 30-40 minutes away from Jaen.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Good Week

yeah, so... late at getting to the computer today the place was crowded and i couldnt get a computer for awhile... grrr anyhoot this was a good week we have finally had investigators at church a new bishop has been called one that works with us missionaries and is willing to change how things are... even the old bishop has made suggestions that are amazing sooo we are thinking he has been wanting to be released for awhile now and causing trouble to get released... well we have had a lot of work to do... finding has been really hard for us but we try anyways and guess what... the investigators have found us! hahaha the trike drivers have become our investigators in an area that was not progressing and now has a lot of potential and great investigators. Transfers are coming up next week and its a toss up of me or Elder Pajela leaving Jaen there is a lot of talk about him Training again and that means he will stay in Jaen and i will be off to another area of the Philippines! It's going to be weird-- new companion, new area, its like starting over! wellllll lots of fun here lots of headaches the crazy language is driving me nuts.. i get tongue tied on words that are like ridiculously long! and then we all laugh.. hahaha well he have a lot of stuff to get ready for so i have to get going. sorry for being so short but its a busy day. we have a FHE with our investigator who has been to church 2 times and we are hoping that she and her family will be baptized by the end of this month!! well love ya all and hope that you are doing well!