Sunday, September 21, 2014

Still Overrated!

This week we were getting texts like crazy from the AP's telling us there was going to be a signal number 2 storm heading right over the mission.  They told us to have our 72 hour kits ready and to move apartments if our apartment was in a flood prone area. We didn't have to move apartments but we were still prepared with our water, candles, canned tuna, and rice.  We got a text telling us we could go to church on Sunday.  But at 6 P.M. we had a lock down until the next morning on Monday.  

We went to church yesterday at the new location in Lamut because the other building in Bagabag is under construction.  The new location is a garage with wood dividers with wheels to create the class rooms after sacrament.  We weren't expecting a ton of people to show up but by the end of the meeting a lot of people were standing in the back.  It was a great sacrament and our Branch President, President Quinones, got released.  We had a couple less actives show up to church and the fellow shipping they received from the members was the best I've ever seen my whole mission.  The members came up and hugged them.  It's probably one of the best sights to see good fellow shipping while a missionary. 

The work right now in our area is getting slower and slower, so it has been a little frustrating.  We've been contacting a lot of people but they just seem to disappear after we talk to them.  We're going to go back to some people we contacted the other day and hope they still exist.  

Right now in the Philippines it's the BER months SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER and DecemBER.  They are already playing Christmas music and getting excited for Christmas.  Every hymn we've sung recently in church or anywhere has been a Christmas song!   It's pretty ridiculous here! haha  

This morning because of the Bagyo (Typhoon) it was a little chilly at 82 degrees and a lot of the older people had blankets on outside and they kept saying Gumiginaw ako or I

First pit bull I've seen.

'm chilly!  I might die when I get home just because the basement is so cold.  

Reynante is getting baptized this week on Saturday.  I think it'll also be my very first baptism in a river which I'm super excited for!  Check that off my mission bucket list!  I'll get some really cool pics next week of it too!  
Love you all!

No comments:

Post a Comment