Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 17, hearing from him

How are you??? (Try to express something besides "fine" or "tired") 
Well since i need to express myself other that just "fine" or "tired" i will... a couple of adjectives.... i am REALLY tired;) or in Cebuano *kapoy kaayo man ko! But in all actuality i am good, this week was pretty good, there wasn't 
really anything that was over bearing.

What was your favorite scripture in the last week???
So my "favorite scripture in the last week was/is... 1 Nephi 5:2-4.
 For she had supposed that we had perished in the wilderness; and she also had complained against my father, telling him that he was a visionary man; saying: Behold thou hast led us forth from the land of our inheritance, and my sons are no more, and we perish in the wilderness. And after this manner of language had my mother complained against my father. And it had come to pass that my father spake unto her, saying: I know that I am a visionary man; for if I had not seen the things of God in a vision I should not have known the goodness of God, but had tarried at Jerusalem, and had perished with my brethren.
this is a good part, because instead of arguing and saying that he is not a visionary man, he totally fessed up to it and then consoled his wife by giving his testimony.
How is the teaching going??? 
the teaching is going slow still, we have gotten 0 new investigators the last 2 weeks, and our teaching pool is slowly getting drained. so we only taught 20 lessons this week, we had 3 days of 2 or less lessons taught, (which is really rare)
Can we pray for anyone specifically???
i can think of one for sure, Sister Rosalee Bonita, she is amazing, she has a solid testimony of the book of mormon, but... (there is always a but) she said that she has already been baptized...... (CATHOLIC of course), we are slowly trying to work through it...
Are there any names you would like put in the Temple???
There are...
Rosalee Bonita (*Badge[nickname])
Vitaliano Bonita (*Alky boy[nickname])
Pablita Arbolares
Saturn Nino (*Turning[nickname])
Waren and Gorgonia Guirit
and i think that is about it.

What was the highlight of the last week??? 
so as i explain later, my bike broke, so we were on our way out to work and then we had the bike brake, then we had some rope, so we just tied it between the bikes and towed each other to the next area... it was super lo-oy.... or kalooy(pitiful).... but it was super fun!!!!

How long is the "rainy season" there???  You said there were 2 per year as well as 2 "dry" seasons.  Are they 3 months each???
Yes, they are about 3 months ish each, it really depends, usually right now is when it is going to be the HOTTEST, there are 2 SUMMERS, and 2 WINTERS(or BAGIO*typhoon SEASONS)

How is the coconut tree climbing going??? 
The coconut (LUBE) tree climbing is going good, we are going to go later today to climb them... it is super fun!!!!

Do you eat a lot of fresh coconut???  How do you know which ones to pick???
we do sometimes, some weeks we eat fresh coconut every second, for every meal. others we go on a dry streak and dont get it for a week or so... we dont really know, we just kinda let the Filipinos tell us which ones are good... we are slowly learning though!!!

Is there any other fresh fruit on your island???
there is a ton of it!!! there are watermelon, pineapple, apples, star apples, lychee, other native fruits that i cant remember their names.

 Is the fresh local fruit less expensive???
the local fruit is basically given away, the apples and foreign fruit is super expensive and not worth the price we have to pay...

  1. we have had a ton of successes with our investigators this week.
  2. i kicked a rat, got bit by a "TUKO", and crushed a crab walking across the street.
  3. my bike BROKE (go figure) the rear shifter broke off!!! it sucked so bad because we were in the furthest part of the area... about 1 hour away from home!
  4. Elder McQuiston and i decided to come back to the Philippines with our wives and make a Jeepny, and him and i will be the driver/conductor... you need to know the culture to really get this one....

-Elder Larson the YOUNGER

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