Thursday, January 20, 2011
ha that was sorta just a joke. i dont have much time tho. so this week passed by well. we are happy and life is good. we got some good work going but me and elder decided last night that we are really gonna step it up this week. we are going to work super hard and tract even when we dont want to and just do it. ha it will be a good week.
ok well last week i was working with another elder in his area. as we were teaching i really was impressed that missionary work is really progressing well throughout the whole world. sometimes we as missionaries are like, "well my work is slow in my area and we dont got much investigators" but we all just need to realize that there are mthousands of areas and missionaries. thats sorta what i realize4d this week. even just in the san pablo zone in the san pablo mission the work is going well. than we need to remember that there are 9 other zones just in this mission. then that there are another 16 whole missions with 10 more zones in each just in the philippine3s. then we need to realize that there are proly about 330 more missions outside of the philippines. and than we need to remember that in everysingle mission, every single zone, and everysingle individual area, God is in charge! is awesome anjd true that "no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing." we just all got to do our personal part to help out and make it progress faster!
ok well thats just a little something from my week. ok well mom about those weird insidences i dont know but i wouldnt believe the stuff the government says! ha. and about my perscription. i think they should have it but if not just tell me and i will email it to you. ok well i should get going. we took time out of our afternoon earlier to help a sister missionary in our zone learn tagalog so we are a bit short o0n time. hope all is ok and goes better this week. love elder brock perry
well another awesome week as a servent of the lord has past. ha man its a ride. we are having fun. me and elder leblanc have decided to step it up this week. so we are excited to put our hearts a bit more into the work. the zone is doing weel. we are excited to see that sister batn is now in the zone. also i went on an exchange with elder davis last week. and they are doing very well in their area. i have been impressed to notice lately as i have been going on exchanges that missionary work really is progressing well in each earea and it has just reminded me that God really is in charge and that "no unhallowed hand can stop the work fromn progressing". i am learning lots currently with my study in "jesus the christ" and i cant seem to learn as fast as i would like, ha. i just want to know it all. also i am trying to learn sign language so i can better comunicate to our deaf invgestigators. ok weel its going well here in sanpablo. thanks pres.
hey well cody i cant wait to see... so i can punch you! you know why i am saying that. you best straighten up. oh and mom dont think too much of me, i am not that great. just any ordinary missionary. well thanks for the emails ma and pa.
this week was quite enjoyable. i am really as happy as can be most of the time right now. its good. i am uberly busy the right now, but its ok as long as i am in the service4 of others. its good. we have a but load of investigators right now, at least more than i am used too coming from some weaker areas in the past. its fun. well we were able to teach that one guy i told you abouyt last week. his name is rick. the one that i tracted last septemb er when i worked in this area. his son is real cool and it was real good to talk to him again and he could actually remember me and all and he seems real open to the message but he is just way busy always. i really am praying i can see him in those baptismal waters before i leave this area. that would be awesome! oh and it turns out he doesnt hhave long hair anymore. also last saturday when we were on our way to an appointment we passed a house and i saw this guy smoking in the doorway and then we kept walking and then i told elder leblanc that i felt we should go back i so we did, and it turns out it was a younger couple, and they are way super nice. me and leblanc have now taught them twice and we both feel that they could be baptized. we just got to pray! they are the navarro family. i decided that i want to see those two and thye rick guy baptized before i9 leave! that would be cool!also as of now i am learning ASL (american sign language). my comp learned it in the feild and we have a few deaf investigators so i am now trying to learn that even tho i dont have time, ha. i8ts so cool tho and i really want to learn it. we also hold a asl class at the church twice a week and my comp teaches us. i love these4 deaf investigators we have and i have i big desire to learn this to help them and help others in the future. its way fun. i really need the gift of tongues(or hands, ha) in order to learn this. actually i think cody is studying it in school. i bet i am already better than him, ha jk. not really. cody you better get good so we can use it together when i get back. ha. well i am enjoying being a zoneleader as of now because i get to know the other zone mates better and help them out. (oh and my comp elder leblanc said he has a crush on chantell, ha, ha he just wispered in my ear. oh and he said jk, but i dont believe him!). for example there is a brand new sister here in the mission from india named sister methangi and she want able to go to the provo mtc so she absoluytly know litt6le tagalog, so me and elder are really trying to make her happy n\and help her out. i gave here alot of my old tagalog books i got from the mtc and dictionarty and stuff and it n\made her happy and we also are having a little classx with her every thursday where me and my comp go and teach her some tagalog. i really just like to make other peaple happy, i love it! ha. also i now have to work in other areas once a week while me and my comps go on splits and i have to go in the other area so i learn where it is and stuff which is fun to work with another zone mate but i miss my area cuz i still am new and cant even remember my own investigators names. oh and tomorrow i got to go work in a different area, ha but its aight. toda w4e had a fun zone pday and we rode bikes artound a big lake while it was raining. that was fun then we watched a movie. "big brother. oh and also last week we found this way cool high train tract bridge that we had to walk over. it was sketchy, ha. oh and there are 4 of us in our aparrtment. ok chantell thanks foe the package. i got it earlier and those ties are way awesome. thanks bunches. ok well i love you all and i love missionary work. oh and did i mention that i now have a gym membership. ha i worked out twice this week for the first time in a year and half, coolness! OK LOVE YOUS, BYE.
LOVE, ELDER BROCK PERRY
hey! happy new year! wow it is already 2011... i come home in 2011, weird! time flies! well how was your new years? i hope you guys had fun, but i doubt it was as fun as ours, ha. they do it big here in the philippines when it comes to new years, hey but i will get more to that later. i will first get to transfers. i was transfered last thursday and i am now in san pablo city. haha this is the absolute complete opposite of my last area on the island!, ha i almost dont know what to do cuz i have never served in a city even close to this size. ha but i am loving it. hay we dont walk a whole lot, ha. we ride on tricycle a lot now. there cars and building everywhere, and i havnt seen a rice feild in days, ha its funny. i actually worked in this area for 2 days back in september when we cam e here for training meetings! hey and i got something cool to tell you about that. when i worked here in september we tracted this one house and met some cool dad with long hair that i tottally remember cuz he was way nice and it turns outthe very first place we went to when i got here was his house cuz we are now teaching his son who is 17 and has a baptismal goal date for jan 29. cool, because i was the one that found them like 4 months ago ha and now i get to see the process finished and harvest what i planted months ago. ha. weel i am now with another elder from my batch in the mtc. he is french canadian and i love this kid, ha. we are way stoked to be comps! he is also very hard working and i have a feeling that we will see some good work in this are while we are comps! he is a cool fun goofy guy! his name is elder leblanc from quebec canada. love the kid. oh and we are the zone leaders.oh and the ward here is pretty big and about 90 active members wich is the biggest yet that i have served in. ha so much for serving in all the far aresa now i am in the city, ha. i actually already feel more comfortable in this area and see things going reall well. i am excited.
well new years was way awesome. on new years eve i was like amazed how packed and noisy this place was, i mean coming from the island and all. i have never seen such a busy and noisy place in my life. all the motorcycles took of ther silencer pipes on new years eve and i found out they do that yearly at this time in order to drive and scare all the bad spirits away in order to start the new year of good. so here in the philippines new years is proly a bigger deal than christmas. man it seriously like a world war here when its new years. sooo many firworks. i cant even explain it, just for about to days sraight you here louds of fireworks than when it hits 12 midnight n\and its now the new year every direction you look you see fire works blowing off! its fun. we had all the aps and a few other elders stay at our appartment and we were up way to late, haha, but i still woke up on time, ha. oh and i got the packages! thanks a ton! i am really enjoyin the random stuff and eating all the junk! also today i gave some of the toys away to these little kids in our neighboorhood. they were way happy and i am planing on gic\ving them more everyfew days, ha thanks mom that was a good idea! i have a pic with some of them from new years eve, they were hanging out with us, ha. ok well i am happy and love you all. thanks for the support and prayer. good luvk.
LOVE elder brock perry
well president happy new year! i am loving the new area and new companion. theres a lot of members here (at least more than i am used to) and elder leblanc likes to work hard! ha but i am still trying to get used to working in a city, that is somthing i have not experienced much untill now, ha. but i am excited for the work here. life is bueatifull! loving it like always! also i am greatfull and a bit humbled to have the oppurtunity to be a zone leader and be able to help out these other missionaries in the zone and get to know them all. so far it seems like it will be fun. me and elder leblanc get along real good! i am really excited to see how the work will shape out while we are comps. i see a lot of good coming from it! like after other times where i have been transfered out of an area my mind seems to worry a bit about my last area. i really hope the work continues to move upward in baco. like i said last time, that area just needs super hard working missionaries! i am also greatfull that you were able to reopen infanta! that was my favorite part of the whole week, finding out that those peaple up there that mean alot to me now have missionaries again. thanks pres! ok well once again pres i am still happy and enjoying the mission. it is now 2011 and we both have little ti9me left. lets do work! bye pres. i will try to do my best as a new zl and help these missionaries and be an example to them. thanks for the oppurtunity.
wow, what a week. this week i am gonna give you a detailed emial on everthing that went down! .this week we WALKED! ha well thats it... hey wait we actually did more, we walked again. then walked some more. oh then every once and a while we tuaght a lesson, but we didnt stay around to long cuz we really wanted to get back to the fun stuff,... walking! yes i just love it. its awesome! haha. man i really have became a great walker on my mission. i should go into professional walking when i get back. i am gonna go find some walking marathons and work all those old ladies that walk every morning. i will show them how to walk with determination, smiling, and with the correct form! i cant wait for it! oh yeah and as we walk we dont talk to much cuz thats just distracting and my comp is quite and he prefers to walk 10 feet behind me! so we walk and walk and talk no talk! man its amazing! everyonce and a while i will pick up a rock and peg a dog, thats fun and adds a bit of obstacle into the walking. oh and sometimes if there is a tricyle that drives by and they are too full to give us a ride i will run side by side with them for a while, that really mixes things up a little and give the philipinos a nice good laugh as thay see this crazy american mormon missionionary runing them down. wow its good stuff! i wish you guys could see me in action, you would be so proud! oh and did i mention that we walk alot! well yeah we do. the fun will never die down as long as you keep your missionary work focus on walking! walk walk walk, that is the secret! try not to teach to much because that aint any fun, walking is where its at! haha. ok well now you now every exact thing and detail that happend this week in the life of elder brock william perry. oh and we got some great plans for christmas, we are gonna walk! yes dont be jealous, i will all teach you how to walk correctly when i get back!
HAHAHA ok well i am just teasin and i hope you read that in a sarcastic voice! i just wanted to let you know how much we walk in this area! we seem to be walking too much and not teaching enough. we are having alot of fun tho even tho are work is all far and not the prettiest. we use are sense of humor alot and just have fun. i actually really enjoyed the week this week! it was fun! oh hey guess what we got 2 baptismal gaul dates now. and theres is a lot of potential right now in the area, the progression is just slow cuz we get punted alot so we only seem to teach the investigators like once a week. theres a cool girl right now named leizle that we gave a great lesson to yesterday and she really wants to get baptized and will be on januarry 29 and hopefully her husband too! the girl joy that i baptized like 2 months ago has been sorta less active but she came to church yesterday so that was good. i had fun interviewing 5 peaple all in about 3 hours last friday. theres a kid name arjaylord that we are teaching right now and he lives far and we have to pay like 100 piso to get to huis house and back. andthe other day we got a tricycle ride out to his house but then we got a flat half way there so we had to walk like 30 more minutes to his house and since this house his way out in the mountains we there is absolutly no way to tricycle so we had to take a 1 hour and 45 inute walk back to the higthway, ha. we have gotten some rferals lately that has really spread our work out. yesterday we hyad fun giving a whole bunddle of lesson one pamphlets away. ok well all is good i love the work. hey MERRY CHRISTMAS! It was good talking to you all earlier for a sec. and hope youir christmas rocks. OH I LOVE IT WHEN LITTLE PHILIPPINO KIDS SAY "WE WISH YOU AN AMERICANO" haa funny. k talk to you all again next monday. bye love yah!
ELDER BROCK PERRY
hey terd! thanks for the letter. i deffinetly wont get the packages in time cuz it relly just depends on when i go back to the mission home cuz thats where the packages get sent! so i go back there on the 30th so i should get it then. hey but its all good cuz i figured for a while now that i wouldnt get them till after chistmas, ha i can handle it. whats in the letter??? tell me now! if your asleep wake up and tell me. i want to know! ha and i probably sent it to the wrong address i just sent it to the address on your old letters!. sorry, my bad! tell tvo good luck. i probably might get home befoe him now. will i ? give jake a heads up for me. i want to chill with that pinoy when i get back! hey thats cool about caleb and ian. give them shout outs for me! well all is cool here! ok keep it real. get ma and pa into the christmas spirit.(even if there aint no $$$) bye love ya brock
hey there! how you be. all is good. the work is still a bit tough in this area but i am am woking real hard to get it in order before i leave. i want to get it in good order for th new guy. its been a sorta hard area but its all good like always. we love the work. the hardest part is that the area is widespresd and we do more walking than teaching, ha! i really wanted to get some investigtors with baptismal gaol dats this week but it didnt work out this week. but next week i garentee we will have some.! hey so last week after i emailed you guys we went to pay our elctric bill and they told us that they cut it off and we had no more electricity. we had to wait to the daedline date to pay cuz the week before we were dry on cash cuz we hadnt gotten our support yet and my comp was liven off my saving ha. so the nxt day we went to pay it and they said they would get the electricity on right away but when we got home on tuesday night it was stil off, ha. so we had to walk around again with candle and sleep0 in the humid heat with no fans, ha. so the nxt morning i went all the way to the electric company again and got a bit angry and they promised they would take care of it and byt night time we would have it on again. well lets just say "i am in the philippines" ha so it still wasnt on and it turns out we didnt get electricity till friday afternoon, ha! crazy philippinos! i love them tho.ha. well here in the philippines when the cut you power they literally "cut it" like with scissors and all. they dont just do it from a computer they have to come to the house and cut the wires, ha. ok so that was a fun xperience that i will miss when i am back in the states. we have a cool investigator right now that is still early in the discussions but i tractd him about a month ago. the problem is he is always gone so we have onlyt taught him like 3 times. he is cool and his name is simeon and he is about 40 with 3 kids. when i first tracted him we started with teaching lesson 3 about the gospel of jesuschrist cuz he said he didnt believe in repentance. i taught him from the bom bible and d&c why we all must repent and it turns out that after reading all 3 of the pamphlets on his own his heart has totally changed and i have seen a big change in him. he now knows repentance is important!. now we need to help him realize why this is the true church and why he needs to repent and get baptized here. he has been a long t5ime catholic so we got to work at him buit he has got a lot of pottentila! we got some good potential right now but we just got to work really hard to see this stuff go throught. we work hard and even take time sometimes out of our study and lunch time to work but we still arent seeing the effcts. we will tho eventially. oh today we playd a tiny bit of bball and oncw again i found myself playing barefoot and once again i paid the consequences for it ha. my foot hurts, ha. it just a little cut tho so no worries. hey ok well i love the work and always optomistic about the mission and about life in general. ha i come home very soon, ha. what will i do? ha. i i love you all and hope you are feeling the christmas spirit! keep it up. i will talk to you in a fw weeks. love you.
elder brock perry
oh and mom i forgot about your question. man i am sure learning a whole lot. i wish i could keep track of it all. lately i have learned alot about jesus christ and who he is and the centralality of his atonement. repentance. i have also learned how to love knowlegde and the gospel. i j\have learned how to love peaple, ha. i have leaned about hard work and i hate lazyness! patience. most of all my mission really has gotten me to want to be the best i possibly can be and has prepared me for life. and i hve learned a lot more. k bye!
hey there well i am glad that i was able to make up a good letter last week, i pulled it outa my butt, ha jk. but this letter i aint sure what youll think of cuz i dont got much to say. the week was good, we had christmas zone con on last wednesday, i was called on to speak and i talked abouit how much i love christmas and the savior, it was good. we also did a bit of missionary work this week, ha. which was fun. we found some good nice peaple to teach and hopefully i can get the work rollin better before i leave so we can have some baptisms shortly after i leave. we have a few investigators that should have been baptised a few weeks ago but things have come up and it looks like it might just take some time. more time than i have left in this area, ha. we are enjouying the work, my comp is cool but is super quite and i cant get him to say or do much, ha i sorta feel like i am training again, ha. its ok tho, i like being in charge. hey funny story, i think that guilt trip i gave that one girl last week(the one we walked in the flood to get to) might of worked cuz her older sister came to church yesterday and told me that daisy(the girl) was regretting her desiscion and wished she would have gotten baptized in this church so i think we might gewt to teach her after all. oh remeber that one girl marivic that was a way coiol investigator, well i hadnt seen her in forever and it turns out she is now in dubai and will be there for a few years, ! darn it! ok well i cant really think of any cool storiers that happened this work, just the same old work. oh and just to let you know, the reason i needed $ is cuz i got 1,500 piso stolen like 3 weeks ago(sadly i think it might of been my comp, ha) and than i slao had to use the $ mom sent in the package to support myself and my comp for 2 weeks cuz he claimed that he had no more cash and my mission support got stolen. so sorry about that, i will be more carefull. i am excited to send your christmas package, i should send it on thursday. ok well the work is swell, my testimony has grown a whole lot on the mission and i just continually want to learn more so i can be ba a better fined instrument in the hands of the lord now and in the future. i got so much still to learn, i love books and the scriptures! i love all you too!. keep it christmasie. baboooom, i am out. love,
elder brock perry
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
November 29! One of the Coolest Emails we have recieved from Brock! It is Mine(Chantell) and my moms favorite email from him this far! :) ENJOY!!
hey well i resent the pictures so i hope you get them. oh and that sucks theat dad go bit . wahta up with derby. i hope he snaps out of it so he still exist when i get back.i miss that dog. i have gotten used to zombie dogs here in the philippines. i miss big fluffy cool ones like derby. hey well soryy i forgot to wish you a happy thanksgiving last wekk i sorta forgot hey but that doesnt mean that i aint greatfull for all you. i am greatfull for each of you. DAD, for being my dad and my rolemodel and giving me a cool child hood and always being my sport coaches. MOM, for being my mom and loving me and supporting me in all. CHANTELL, for being a pest and a good example and big sister, and sending packages and whatnot on my mission, ha. CODY, for being mentally handicap and a cool kid that sends crap emails, ha jk
well we had a decent week and it was nicer cuz sister elma got baptized. she is great and has a lot of faith. it was the first time i got to baptize someone since my birthday. weird. man time flies. well we had a busy week, with zone interviews with pres, having to do baptismal interviews, service projest, work in far santeodor, baptism, having to renew apartment lease and whatnot, but is was swell.yesterday we went on splits and i worked with a branch missionary and we ended up walking through a flowding river up to our waist in our church gear for about hundreds of yards and than about an hour plus walk all to get to a referal and teach her just so we could show our comittment to teach her and then when we goit there she and her mom told us that they just got baptized in another church
ELder brock perry xoxoxo
ok well now i got some business to talk about. i need to send a your christmas package but i am short on cash but mom sent somne money in the last package specified to buy ornaments which i cant find anywhere, so should i use that? but if you got a little eextra maybe put it in my account so i can send off that package nxt week. if your short on cash i will try to figure it out or just wait to send it. oh and as far as packages go i told you last week to put the monet to better usde and give it to some needy our spoiul the kids even more but if you are hard headed and dont like my charitable ideas heres a few things,
hey you scrubs, i want some of that grub! send me some! ha jk. hey but happy thanksgiving, i frogot to say last week cuz i sorta forgot and than on thanksgiving night when i was writing my five dauily blessings in my lil book i remembered ha. i hope you guys enjoyed. hey i am just on the comp for a sec and hopefully later i will find time to come email again so you all should email within the next few hours! love you all perry
hey dudes and dudettes! that lady is elma, just got baptized on saturday. she is the one that uses a cain. she is awesome.
the nxt pic is after her baptism with the members. thenxt one is a slugg bugg the owner of our appertment just stored in the garraGE. the nxt one is us after we got the zone leaders truck stuck in the mud and had to push it out, ha. the nxt is me and sis elma a few days ago before her baptism. keep it shnazzy. email me!
hey this was about 2 hours ago. the blood on my hand is from the leach that got a hold of me. hey the elder behind my fist is my new comp elder laguit. hey sorry all the pics i ever send you are from pdays. i need to send more with the people and my investigators. this was just emailed to me from anpther missionary so i thought i would send it. i dont have time to upload pics right now. lov ya
hey family. love you all. mom i hope your finger gets better quickly and dad i hope your headache is gone by now, ha. we had some good work this past week even tho we were busy with traveling to the mainland for transfer day. we are looking forward to the baptism of sister elma abaca this coming saterday. she is the one thats son just died a few weeks ago and is semi cripple(well she just uses a cain). its been great to see the strength of her faith recently and see her desire for baptism. we had to postpone her baptism a few weeks ago cuz we felt it was best in order to get here more prepared mentally and it sorta bummed her but she deffinetly is excited. i curently have a new comp named elder laguit from mindanao and he is cool. he is visayan so his tagalog aint super advanced but he is the first philippino comp i have had that aint femmy ha. he likes sports! ha. its only been two days so far but i think it will be a fine companionship. i was a bit bumbed when i found out that my last area in infanta has been closed and no longer has missionaries. this has happened to my last two areas, 2 transfers after i left. the worst part is is that out of the 5 people i was hoppuing to baptize there when i left, none were ever baptized... umm why? i dunno. i talked to the missionary that replaced me and he just didnt seem like he cared.! darn. hey but its ok cuz the lord is in charge. hey one positive is that we found alot of referals from members this week so hopefully we will have some new potential baptisma. i havnt given a baptismal gaol date to an investigator in like 2 months ha. today for pday we did chores at the zoneleaders apartment and went to some cool waterfalls in my area and got attacked by a leech, but its all good. we have interviews with president tomorrow. hey have i ever mentioned to you how much i love studying and reading. i just want o p[ack my brain with so much knowlegde. ok well i got nothing. i love you and i love this work thanks alot for the package i reacived it the other day along with the letters. i enjoying the cd player, new christmas music, candy, new ties and blob picture from rylie, haha. oh and mom thanks for the letter with all the tips and advice, it was a big help and i want to find some time to read it again and make out a gaol chacklist like you said. you guys put a smile on my face. love you keep it solid over there.
elder brock perry
all is swell pres. well its always good to see the lords hand in the work. he is definetly there doing his thing. right now we are looking forward to one of our great investigators right now named sis elma. its been awesome to be able to see here faith grow ovwer the last few months since we found her when i first arrived here in baco branch. she has gone through a lot of trials in her life and quite a few recently as we have been teaching her the lessons. her oldest sone died about 3 weeks ago and she has recieved alot of opposittion from her family but she continues to have the srtongest desire to be baptized, she is a great nanay and we have been blessed to teach her. as of now she is our consistent investigator. the others (3) that should also be baptized this coming saturday are having a hard time understanding the gouing to church part and keeping skipping out on that part. and on of them also has a huge desire to be baptized but her husband is sorta slowing the process down and we cant seem to teach him cuz he is always over in pola. we have found new investigators alot the last transfer but not many of them are progressing, so we are still looking and ju8st doin our best. they cool thing is that we have some real good potential investigators that at are coming from referals that we need to visit this week. hey well elder laguit seems like a real good humble missionaery and i am excited to work with him this transfer. hey pres something that has a bit heartbreaking to me is finding out that infanta has been closed at none of the peaple that i taught or investigators i thought i had ready for baptism have been baptized since i left. man that stinks i really found some way cool people up there. hey but like i said earlier the lord is in charge and nothing will stop the work from progressing. pres talk to ya tomorrow at interviews. love ya man. elder perry
hey there family, happy day. oh and happy birthday to chantell tomorrow! well i hope you all didnt think i was super discouraged last week. i wasnt, i was just tired and a little frustrated with some stuff but i still was enjoying the work like usuall. this week went by well, but there was a little bitt of frustration but nothin i cant handle ha, the happyness off missionary work deffinetly outweight the tiny frustrations so its all good and dont think i am a little woose or somethin, ha jk. its always just fine here in the service of god! and anyways i always count my blessing at the end of the day. i have this daily planner thing i bought and i just use it to write down 5 daily blessings, and i can almost always find 5 unless i am to tired and just fall asleep when i get home, ha.
hey one thing i am real stoked about right now is that i just got a email from the missionary that i just replaced her in baco (elder saundersfrom my batch in the mtc) who is curently serving in my first area over there in pila and he just baptized the the rest of a familt that i taught whn i was there. i baptized the oldest daughter rhika mea that was 12 at the time and she was my very first baptism. me and elder etcitty where teaching the mom and rhika and the two other kids and the mom and rhika had babtismal gaol dates then we cuaght the mom drunk and had to cancle her baptismal gaol date but we continued with rhikas even tho she was young cuz we thaought it would lead to the eventual baptism of the mom! ha and a year later thats exactly what happened and now the two littleer siblings are baptized too. cool eh? i have alot of pics with that little girl, ha i will send you the pic that elder saunders just sent me. man its awesome to9 see that work out while i am still in the feild. its just like those stories dad and mom just mention in their emails.
hey and as for the work here. we have 4 baptismal gaul dates for the 27 but 3 of them skipped church again so we will have to most likely postpone again, ha but its ok. sister elma abacas faith is really strong and even through all her trails and opposition she is still determined to be baptized. its great. me and elder talabis have found alot of potential lately and even just since he got here the work has changed alittle, meaning we have alto of different peaple, but we still havent been able to geive away a baptismal gaul date for about maybe 2 months now, i have had a good time with elder talabis and its been like training again. he gave alittle talk yesterday and he said that the 2 things he has learned while serving with me is "walk hard, and work hard" ha. he ends his 4 weeks as a service missionary on friday. he spent two weeks with one missionary and then do to the emergency transfer he will have been my comps for 2 weeks also. on friday i will get a new comp. ok well all is swell, i will get your letters and package on friday when i am at the mission home for transfer day, i am excited. i baught you guys some christmas presents earlier anhd am looking to send that off nxt week once i have an oppurtunity to reuse the box you sent, ha. oh and if i am gonna get the christmas before christmas you will need to send it soon cuz it will take longer to get to me this year cuz i am on an island, ha. i want some fresh 1 dollar bills to give out to my baptisms(peaple have reguested them lately) and maybe a new tie or two. ok loves you all. thanks again for the support. time is a tiken! bye
elder brock perry
hey terd face! thanks for the emails i read them just know. i will print up the talk now. thanks! HEY I WASNT EVEN THAT DICOURAGE LAST WEEK, just a lil frustrated but all is great like always, ha. i just found out that a family i tuaght in my first area just got baptized on saturday, cool beans eh? hey i spent like 2 hours this morning making you a birthday card and i will send it later, i am very proud of it, ha. it will hpefully make you laaugh, ha. i also bought you guys some birthday presence today. i dont know my passwaord for facebook andi dont want it, i still hvent checked it since before i left ojn my mission and it will stay that way. oh and yes i got a email from tan man like a month ago and he sent a pic. man that get is studdly ha. ok i gots to go. loving the work. peace foo! and happy fricken birthday tomorrow! l0ove brock!
oh chantell, i wrote cameron last week and i will send it today. i will just put it in with your letter and have you get it to him. thanks for being such a pal. Lata
Monday, November 8, 2010
hey there. well i am a little sick to my stomach right now because of what i heard about our cousin cameron. man i dont even know what to think. that kid was so cool and i thought alot of him and it seemed that i had a lot in common with him. that is a very sad thing to hear. i hope he can overcome his weaknesses and trials. i will write him a letter asap. where should i send it? grandmas? i will deffinetly pray for him and uncle joe! those are some sad stories. mom and dad, make sure you two never get divorced. Not that i think you ever would, i am just saying! hey well i always pray for you all back there but i am not gonna lie i havent beren doing the most consistent job with praying for the specifics, like the list mom gave me a few weeks ago. sorry i will try to do better!
hey well anyway its been a crazy week. i just sorta have a headache right now and am tired. we had those meeting in sanpablo untill thursday and after meetings in the afternoons i went to other elders area that attended the meeting too and we worked. i was sorta disappointed in the lazyness of alot of missionaries... hey but the meetings were good and we learned alot, now i just got to try and teach it all to my now very small district and apply all the new knowlegde to my work. hey but i and up staying at the mission home unplanned on thursday night due to a problem that sorta happened with my comp when i was in sanpablo at the leadership meetings. it turns out my comp had to comein and talk to the mission pres and he has now been emergency transfered and i currently have a new short term compt untill transfer day on the coming 19th. so my comp elder aguanta has been emergency transfered and i dont know if i should say why but just know that it has NOTHING to do with me. ha ok? alrtighty then. my new comp is named elder talabis and is just a service missionary and has only been serving for 2 weeks and will only be serving for 2 more. he hasnt even been a member for a year yet. its like working with a branch missionary. he is very soft, doesnt know what it takes to be a missionary, and complains way to much, its not to fun but i guess i can deal with it for 2 weeks. hopefully! so i 2 weeks i will get a new comp. the thing is i was gonna likely get transfered on the coming transferday but now that this weird situation happend i gots to stay put for another 6 weeks but i will be transfered at the end of december. i dont know what to think cuz i felt like it was my time sorta to go and i felt like i wasnt gonna be in this area to long. oh and the branch presidency doesnt like me too much, ha ughhhhhhhh. blahblahblah. jk its all gray no worries. the work has just been weird for me here in baco and i just havnet had a great vission for the area or grasp for the work like in my last area. well, the few progressing investigators continue to dissapoint me cuz they arent fully committed yet and skip church or only stay for sacrement. its frustrating cuz they just dont fully get it yet. we keep having to postpone baptisms oh and that way cool investigator, marivic, is a big let down right now. i still havent seen her yet in like 2 weeks and i think she might now be hidding from us.... :( man its sad stuff cuz i really felt she was sincere. its juist been a confusing week but all is good and i still love the work. we had fun at the beach today, but now i have way to much to cathc up on like 2 weeks worth of wash that i have to go home and wash right now. if i am lucky i will be in bed by 12. ha sorry for the lame email. all is chill. i love the peaple here, they are cool and nice. too bad i cant say that about my philippino comps, they are just wierd!!! (oops more negativity). hey mom speeaking of nativity scenes i ordered you one last week so its getting made right now so you proly will get it when i get home, sorry i wont be able to get there by christmas. oh and asbout money i spent alot last week but still have about 4000 piso so that should last a month or proly more. hey how is everyt5hing going with work, financial, loosing weihgt.board, and other stuff. hey i heard jobro is going on a mission, coolbeans. ok well i am greatfull for you all. thanks for the support. i love the mission :))) bye bey, stay safe.
elder brock perry
hey and just to clear it up. my comp got transfered due to him doing something bad to another missionary and it has nothing to do with safety issues in my area. hey just so you guys arent confused i feel that i should tell you a little more. oh and i was never affected by this problem. ok so i hope you guys can understand enough. all is good! bye love u
hey. i just wanted to warn you that i still havnt been able to write you a letter for your bday. but i will get one done this week and send it out. so it will be late. sorry. i hate that i am so bad at letters. i have two letters that i wrote to grandmas and i still havent fountd time to send it . i suck and am busy. hate it. hey but thanks for writing. hey whats the deal with our cuzin cameron. i am worried about him. he was shut a cool little kid back in the day. K LOVE YA. Bye i am tired and i got to go home and do a butt load a wash and its already 8:00 pm.
hello family. hows your hamily fome evings going? ha jk i just wanted to say the weird stupid way like i used to. hey thanks pops for the concistent emails, and for the pics! the kids are lookin thuggish in their holloween goans. man i sorta forgot this year that it was halloween! wackness. in the philippines it is called all saints day and i didnt really even notice the activities going on that much this year. its proly cuz i live in a way small town. but on all saints day the philippinos just go to the cemitaries and vist ther deceased relatives. we actually spent our sunday yesterday at the cematary also attending a funeral cuz one of our investrigators sons died and we gave her emaotional support by attendeing the funeral. its a sad situation but the its one of our investigators that has committed to baptism. it waas the first time she ddint come to church in like 3 or 4 weeks. she is sorta cripple too and she has no morer husband and she cant work due to her being cripple, and we cant get anyone from the brach to help her get a ride home from church. lets just say that the branch presidency sorta is lazy here. well thats a good happy topic to start with the email, ha.(hey ps. sorry for all the misspelling in this and all my other emails, i am alwys like how is that word spelt and i just get stubbled so i just write whatever hoping that you all ccan understan, ha)
well anyways the work was, well... just ok this week. we had a meeting with the branch presidency yesterday before church which we have weekly called pec and we sorta brought up the fact that they dont give a crap about our work (but we did it in a very nice way) and they just got offended and way defenses. so it doesnt look like will start carring about missionary work any time soon. ha its ok wecan mannage on our own fine. also one other sorta dissapointing thing is that we never got to teach one of our way cool investigators last week, marivic, the one i told you about. but i think her trip bck to dubai is still postponed a bit. i really hope we get to see her this week. but the thing is i aint in my area untill friday because we have meetings agian and i am curently on the mainland! i aint really looking forward to these meatings, they are long and boring and sorta just take away from the work in our individuall areas. well this eamil aint to darn ecxiting. well we have been finding more peaple latly but the only thing is that wecant get hardly anyone to prgress. darnit! ha. its all good tho cuz it just takes a bit more faith and a positive attide on our part. well some col things are that we did have one investigator come to church that came on her on with her two bay kids. on of my investigators sowed up my Backpack and washed it for me. i had a way great day today cuz i got to see my trainee elder roxas for the first time since i left infanta. he snuck up behind me whil i was waiting in a line at mcdanolds, so i got to eat lunch with him and catch up on stuff. its great to his progress so for in the feild. he is doing good. i miss that kid. i have been really lucky to have 4 way cool american comps so far in the feild that will be defint lifetime friends. etcitty, bernard, liddle, and roxas. man those3 kids are awesome and i am ecxited to see bernard and liddle tomorrow. well all is swell here. it was still a fun shnazzzy week even if they email may seem not so. happy halloween you terds! love you all a butt load. next year i wll dress up with all you kids too and we will trickandtreat. hey loves you again. stay safe a cool. (cody your truck looks cool, but ddad says the pics are decieving, hey why didnt you reply to my email? bububugin kita badong!) mom, love you! i put a cute pic of you anf rylies in my planner the other day. byebye.
love elder brock perry
hey there. suppp? hey i just wanted to check in with my big sis! how are you and how did everything end up working out with those boys and all that good stuff you were concernd about a few weeks ago? i saw that mom sent a pick of you nad tvo. is he going back out or what? hey you gonna aplly me to schools. if so, aplly me to the semester that starts right after christmas 20012 maybe. i think i might get ou package the next few days if i am lucky cuz i am back on the main land untill thursday for meetings! i dont know when you sent it tho so i ant sure. hey thanks for get that together for me. packages are fun to get and they makes us missionaries smmile and happy. hey sorry for being a crummy penpal, it aint my strength, hey but i still love yeah. hey peace out gmoney and keep on keepin it stizzy ova der in da coldness. alright foo!
love elder brock perry
hEy there family. well i already sent some pics so i hope you all enjoy that. i got all the pics that you guys sent and thought i should send some too cuz i have ment too the last few weeks! so there you go, i wish i could send more but it just ends up wasting all of my internet tim to upload pics! hey well thanks for the pics. its good to see updated photos. everyone looks good. the kids are big terds now, not just little ones, oh speaking of terds i hope you like the one i got of the karabao taking a duece, haha. hey i have a quick little request, mom, nxt time you send pics make them little bit bigger.
ok well we had a good week of work and also a good pday. i will start with pday cuz thats freshest in my mind. we went to the beach in pinamalayan that we went to a few weeks ago. on the way we got a flat tire so me and elder gonzalez, from my district in the mtc, also my new zoneleader(and also from awatukee), had a fun time switching it out. at the beach we proly had the funnest pday ever! it ended up raining while we were there and we played a way fun football game on the beach with a minature football, and we even were playing tackle. it was way too much fun! it was pourin rain and we were drenched and a few time we got tackle in to the water,hahaha, dont tell president, ha. jk. man it was a blast. seriously proly the funnest pday of the mission! i guess thats what ends up happening when you get a bunch of american missionaries all on the island. hey but it was way cool tho cuz we got one of the philippinos to play with us! man what good memories in the mission!
Also, i had a way fun split with elder gonzalez on last friday an saturday morning! i worked in his area to go do a baptismal interview andthen worked there till the nxt morning. it was fun too. we had no appointments scheduled so we decided to tract from 2pm till 8ish and we decided we would tract in the city with all the rich houses, where peaple never let you in. and man was it a success. we suprisingly got in to almost every single house and found like 17 new potential investigators. we were just having so much fun and elder gonzalez is a nutt! its way fun working with a good freind and adds a lot of life to the work! hey too bad all those peaple i wont see again cuz they are in his area, ha but as long as the work progresses.
ok so right now we got one way cool investigator that we found about three weeks ago named marivic adra. she is great. she is 24 yrs old and a very much so party girl that usaully works abraod in Dubai and doesnt want to get married till she is mid thirties and just wants to make money in life and party with freinds. well that sorta here veiwpoint on life. but we met her a few weeks ago and she has become one of my favorite investigators ever. through the gopel and the spirit she has come to realize that she wants to come closer to jesus christ and that she wants to change her life.evertime we teach her she comes so much closer to making big change in her life. she always reads the assignments and picks out her favorite verses, she alw3ays is praying to know if the message is true and if she needs to be baptized in this church, its just amazing, she really is one of the 'elect' and every time we teach her i feall the spirit strongly and i just feal gods love for her and how bad he wants her to straighten out her life. its sssgggoooood stuff! the only problem is that she is supposed to be going back to dubai this week, actually today buty it got postponed a bit. i really badly hope and pray that i will be able to see her continue to9 make progressin to baptism, shes special. hey it would be cool if you guys could say a little pray that everything works out well and that she is able to postpone her trip to dubai in order to get baptized, that would be some real cool beans! as for the rest of or investigators, they are doing good too, we just have to keep postponing baptism cuz they keep skipping church! urgh! ha ok well lifes good. i love this work , and i love you all more. keep it happy over there. i look forward to see all your faces in person again oh and i look forward to the package! thanks. x0x0x0x0x0 LUVS,
Elder Brock Perry