Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I'm Okay!

Thanks for all the updates about the Bagyo.  My mission wasn't really hit it just rained here.  This week was a really busy week.  After I wrote you we cleaned our apartment and I'm pretty sure it's the first time it's ever been cleaned.  It was freaking disgusting and it took 3 hours to clean just the counter top and we had to use some special cleaner.  I'll send some pics later of it.  Inline image 1

On Tuesday because Elder Rumbaoa is a district leader we had an interview in Echague.  During the interview while he was giving it I was in the room sitting in the corner and he would ask me what the word probation meant while giving the interview.  It was pretty funny and the girl he interviewed was completely ready for baptism.  After the interview it was too late to go home so we stayed in Echague for one night and slept on their couches.

So this week we had Elder Brent Nielson from the First Quorum of the Seventy came to tour our mission.  So on Wednesday night we left our apartment to stay at another Elders apartment to make sure we would be on time tomorrow for Zone Conference.  There was some really bad planning involved or something because there ended up being 10 missionaries at an apartment that only had enough beds for 6.  I ended up cuddling with Elder Volpe from North Carolina.  It was one of the worst nights sleep I've had on the mission so far.  When we got up in the morning we headed to Cauayan for the zone conference.  When the conference started the first thing Elder Nielson did was inform us about the bagyo and he told us it's the strongest one ever recorded.  When he told us that he asked if we could all kneel down and he'd give a prayer for the missionaries and members that would be affected.  It was cool to hear a member of the quorum of the 70 get down on his knees and pray, it'll probably never happen again in my life.  The Zone conference was about the revelatory process and the atonement.

When the conference was over we went to the Paddad Elders apartment again for one night and it wasn't bad the second night because the other Elders went to another apartment.
When we left their apartment we went back to our area taught a couple lessons and then went right back to Echague for the baptism.

 As you can tell since we traveled around the mission a lot this week we weren't able to work in our area as much as we would have liked.  We're going to have to move the baptismal dates of the 2 investigators because they didn't come to church this week.
 On Sunday we worked with the branch again and received a bunch of new referrals and new investigators.  Our branch is amazing and everyone wants to work with us.  The mission is great!

It rained a lot one day but nothing to worry about.  I know the storm is a big deal but even the Filipino people in our area act like they don't really care.  No we don't have a car!  We have to take a bus everywhere!  Only rich people in the Philippines have cars.
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Lunch at Mama Mia's, I didn't drink the free beer!
Love Elder Tribe 

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