It's finally cool in the Philippines. As in the weather. It was really hot the beginning of the week, a bit above 40 degrees. So as for the news here, we had 2 baptisms this past saturday.
Who wouldn't want that? It's such an amazing thing to know! Sometimes we meet people here because they like to hear our message only and don't really want to investigate.
Anyways, its great to hear all the news from back home. Did you see any missionary wearing my winter jacket? It's probably floating somewhere around the montreal quebec mission. Oh also, tell people they can still send me dearelders.
I've seen missionaries receiving them still over here. Anyways, I'm trying to send letters back home but I can only do it when I'm in Aparri on the first monday of the month, and it's kind of expensive. Anyways, let's see if there was anything interesting that happened this week other than the baptism. Elections for mayor are coming soon here in Santa Ana. So on Wednesday we had exchanges. I worked here in Santa Ana with Elder Lagasca and I had to lead the area. So we met this family who are the pamangkin of one of the councilors of one of the people running for mayor. They were really receptive and asking us good questions. We're going to be meeting with them again on wednesday. Yesterday, we decided to try this huge house.
It was the house of a guy running for mayor. He wasn't there but his body guards were.
Anyways, as for my Tagalog, nagsasanay ako araw-araw. Ang goal namin ay makipagusap ng tagalog sa labas ng apartment namin. Pero ngayon, naiintindihan ko ng Tagalog pero kaunti pa lang. Minsan, kailangan ko na magtanong na ulitin ang sentence kasi nagsasalitang dali sila. I'm able to differentiate between Ilokano and Tagalog now pero mahirap na mag-ilokano. Basic na basic lang... parang.. Anya ti nagan mo? or Awan ti (whatever). Or Amok ti pudno ti simbaan daytoy ket amok ti pudno ti profeta ni Joseph Smith. I'm not sure if it's even right but sounds right.
So this week's photos. We took pictures at some DA's we had. The first I think is at the Recolizado family. They we're the first people we met in the area.
Anyways, President Barrientos told me to teach piano here so that's the plan. Apparently some of the youth here already have some knowledge in reading notes so my job has become a bit easier.
Anyways, that's the news for the week. Ingat kayo at mahal ko kayo!