Sunday, October 26, 2014

Really good week in Lamut!  We actually had a fellow shipper this week, brother Biondie.  He's hilarious and a really good fellow shipper.  Sometimes fellow shippers like to take over the lessons but Bro. Biondie knows what he's doing and he has been a big help for us!  He came with us to Salamague this week to teach.  We forgot our mga payong and so we got pretty wet.  We had a lot of really good lessons and people were connecting with us more because we had a fellow shipper.  We invited them all to come to church this week but we don't know if they came or not.  We  don't know if they came or not because we went to church in Cordon to get Elder Saguires patriarchal blessing.  I know Sister Mary Rose came and a Less active because they texted asking us where we were.

This week we didn't get to contact the referrals from the sisters but this week sana.  We had some really good lessons this week with some of our less actives but I think that's mainly due to the fact that we had a fellow shipper with us.  It really helps a lot to have someone in the lesson other than missionaries.

We went to Banaue again today.  It wasn't as good this time because the rice has all been harvested but it's still beautiful.  All the other missionaries were buying things for their families but I had no idea what to get so I didn't get anything.  I feel bad sometimes because I don't have any souvenirs yet for you guys but don't worry I'll get some.  

On the way home from Banaue I saw Sister Mary Rose, one of our investigators on the side of the road.  I yelled over to her, "Mary Rose, Nagbasa ka na ba sa aklat ni mormon?"  She only smiled and nodded her head.  It was the best ever because I've been trying so hard for her to read and she finally did it!  Hopefully she'll remember what she read and sana she prayed about it too!  That just made the week for me because I kept saying to myself if she doesn't read we might have to drop her.

Love you guys! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I can't believe it's already been another conference!  It feels like things are going by way to fast!  

This conference week was really good and one of my favorite talks was probably the very first talk of priesthood session by Quentin L Cook.  It was all about the choices we make and not to waste time with the mundane things of the world.  I like the scripture he really used in Isiah 7:15 "Refuse the evil, and choose the good."  Pretty much self explanatory.

Writing letters every week is getting pretty hard.  I have less and less to write every week.  

The branch right now is doing great.  We just got a new branch presidency and they are doing great and doing their best to get this branch actually moving forward.  

We've been trying to contact less actives for a while now but not having much success.  I think a lot of them have been dead for a long time or they moved ten years ago.

We went back to Tatay Pillor after not teaching him for a while and told him the church is just up the road.  He said "Expect me to be there this Sunday."  Two hours after the lesson it hit us that it was conference so we ran back but he wasn't there.  We decided to write a little note on his door that said church was in Solano but next week it'll be just up the road.

We've been teaching a new lady, May Anne.  She was an investigator before and part of a part member family.  We're really focusing on her so she'll come to church with her less active husband.

We had a party this week for a missionary who came home.  He is really cool and he's going to work with us this Wednesday.   If he works with us, it'll be my first fellow shipper I've had in this area other than President Quinones and Dulnuan.

We've been getting a lot of referrals from the sister missionaries in Bagabag and we're going to try and contact all five of them this week.

My clothes recently have been super yellow and getting really disgusting even though i'm washing them.  I asked Nanay Bayatan if she had a solution to my problem.  Turns out what she gave me worked and my clothes are white again!
123 jump draw

little, little house

teeter totter

I think that's all that is really going on right now.  
Love you guys!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

So this week we had 300 pesos to last the whole week so we stocked up on sardines and ate them almost every meal!  Before the mission i never would of thought about eating sardines and now it's all the time.  Oh how things have changed! haha

I heard about ebola going around or something.  Keep me informed on that cause I think this might be the zombie apocalypse.  I have to be prepared because once a boy scout always a boy scout.

I told you about me not being able to go outside to give you guys a little scare because sometimes I think you forget about me!  Something really did happen.  I didn't just make it up to scare you guys!

I can't remember anything!  This week was so fast!  Nothing to much has changed.  

Probably the biggest thing that happened this week is our less active nanay Basillo came to church for the 4th time in a row meaning she is not less active anymore and she brought her husband who is also less active!  We are pretty excited about that knowing that when they leave their house it's open for anyone to go inside or out because it doesn't have doors.  

This week we were really working hard on contacting some Less actives that live right by our apartment.  We contacted one but he was drunk so we just said hi and walked by.  We then went to the Dag-Oh family.  It's kind of hard to find because it's behind a bunch of other houses.  When we got there only a lady was there with her kid.  We talked to her and she offered us wine.  I refused of course and we set a time with her to teach her.  We're going to go back next time and start teaching her!  

Can't think of anything else!  Just trying to be my best in everything I do.  
A little taste of heaven in the Philippines!  The members love me!

Don't mess with me!


Love you all!
E. Tribe

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Family Week

So this week we barely got to work again because we split with Elder Volpe again because his companion is going home.  We were on splits from Monday to Thursday basically.  I can't remember much of what we did.  We did get to work in our area on Tuesday and we had a good dinner at Balubal's house again.  On Wednesday we were in Solano all day dealing with transfers and waiting for Elder Volpe's companion who was coming from Tuge, a six hour drive.  On Wednesday night we had FHE with our new branch president, President Bumatay.  The sisters gave a really good lesson about Jesus Christ.  They made us think of a sin and then stab a piece of paper that had something in it.  When we stabbed it around six times they opened it up and it was a picture of Jesus Christ.  It really made you think that that is exactly how Jesus Christ feels every time we sin.  It really made me want to be better.
Waiting for the branch president, so we can go to lunch.

Yesterday at church we could hear a pig screaming really loud and ran over to it.  It was giving birth!  I got one good picture and a good video.  Still not sure how to send videos.  

Recently every person we talks to is to busy to talk to us the second time.  We ask them if it'd be okay if we come back and share a message or just answer some questions they have about the pamphlet we left with them.  Recently, they've all said the same thing, "I'll just ask God" or "i'll just ask the bible."  It's killing me but we're going to go back to the people anyways.  Hopefully one will read it and actually want to know more.

We had something happen to us the other night and so we can't work out at night anymore.  I won't tell you anymore about it until I get home.
Huge Caterpillar

Well that's basically all that's happened this week.!
Late night trikey rides
Love you guys!