Monday, October 26, 2009

So no super sweet news this week! thanks for the email dad and cody. the email might not be as long cuz i dont have any questions from you guys to respond to, but i will try to make it good. so once again i am emailing you late cuz we had an activity at the stake center. its like 930 pm here and i should be back to my appt by now, oops. but i figure i better email so we dont have any problems, ha mom. hmmm so i went on splits for half a day this past week. it was fun. me and the other elder are both brand new missionaries but we got done some mad work together. we got more work done in 3 hrs together than i usually do in a dhole day, ha. it was real cool. i really hope i get a pilipino comp at transfers in less than 2 weeks. and i hope for a comp that is a hard worker5! we also had zone conference this past week. we had it done at the san pablo stake center which is about 1 hr away. it was goods stuff. pres anderson is way cool, and had some good stuff to say. oh i sent you guys that little package. bhut i wasnt able to send it till friday tho, my bad. so there are some letters in that and a cd with photos on it. the post office said it would take 6 days to get to you, but that is bull. you will probably get it in a few weeks if your lucky. oh tell sis maxwell thanks for me, i got a small package from her this past week. she said jackson sent in his papers, thats dope. lemme know where he is headed. frick, i dont know what else. oh crap... mom i am still safe haha. almost frogot that important detaqil :) oh earlier today one of our investigators got married! his wife is a member and they got married in order for him to be babtized. cool, eh? so his baptism is this sunday. we also have a 21 yr old lalaki getting babptized on sunday, named erwin, he is a studd. and one more. a 11 yr old girl named rikha mae. she is awesome too. oh and the first guy is named charles. so i should have my first three baptisms this week so i am way stoked and looking forward to that. i hope every rolls smoothly this week. ok my time is running low. so love ya all. hope all continues to be well and everything is getting good. my language is getting better.... so slowly, hahaha. good luck with the next weeki. i continue to pray for you. remember how much i love and miss you all. lata! love ya mom, hope you feel better.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm 100% Healthy so far!

Hey hey hey! Hows it kickin? It was a good week. Got some good work done. I am glad to hear that you were pleased with the email last week. Ha. This one might not be quite as long the. We’ll see. Ok so mom just so you know, I am still safe. Haha, obviously cuz I am typing this. Nothing bad happened this week. No storm so don’t worry. But there was a black out earlier so a lot of electricity went out but that is normal. Oh and by the way it wasn’t a river that I was walking through with the floating dead dogs. It was the street and the water was up to my chest. But that was 3 weeks ago and it was in santa cruz, not my area.

This week was good. Last pday we went to taytay falls and they were way cool. I think I sent a pic. The week went by way fast. We had interviews with president Anderson and that was real good. That guy is awesome and so fun. His wife is way nice too. We had some good work and we have 3 real great investers scheduled to be baptized on Halloween. I am real excited for that. We have a few other cooll progressing investigators too. I wish we had more but we had 0 investigators when I got here. Is real good when you get investigators who just understand this gospel. I got to give a few blessing this week to members wich was good stuff. We finally watched conference on Sunday but only two sessions. The sat. morn and sun. morn. I don’t know why like that but it was real good conference, at least what I saw. Today we didn’t really do anything exciting today. Just some errands, chores and hung out and played some games with the zone in santa cruz. My comp is cool and fun but isn’t the best at training, haha. He doesn’t really hel p with the language and I try to get him to speak tagalong lang to me but he only speak ingles which is probably one reason I aint as good in the language yet, cuz I don’t speak it as much as I should. Tracting is fun when you find a good area, some palces we go it just doesn’t feel right and then other places people get it better. But we don’t tract all that much. Only when we get pun ted from appointments. We are usually too busy to tract which is very good. But I wish we could tract more. Its fun to just get to know people and open them up to the gospel.

I don’t have a mission mom so I don’t know what she is talking about. Our apartment is upstairs. Its pretty decent. I have felt 100 percent healthy. I havnt been sick at all yet. I hope it stays that way. The people here are super nice. they all want to talk to me and I like to have fun with them and try to talk to them if they yell something out to me. Yes thay are short. I tower over them. Ha. They all love to see me dunk it. They are in awww when they see me slam it. Sounds like you all had a goodweek. Thanks chantell for the blog. I cant look at it tho. Bawal. Jk I cant but I did anyway earlier. Just this once tho. I am stoked for the package. I will proly get it at transfers on nov 6 cuz that’s when we go to the mission home and they don’t send the packages strasight to us. I think the best way to send stuff is through like fed ex or us postal service. So I spent a lot of time this morning writing you all letters so I will send those this week along with a disk with my pictures. I hope you will get them. I am bummed I missed out on all the fun this week but its all good, I proly had almost as much fun as you guys, ha.

Ok well thanks you all who emailed me today, and all that didn’t, its all good. Tell my friends to write me a letter if they got time. Kids, what are you all gonna be for Halloween? Lemme know. I am gonna be baptizing some people hopefully, ha. Ok well I hope all is well. I love you bunches. Sorry for the horrible spelling, I am getting bad since I starting learning tagalog. And I try to type fast, so I hope you can understand. Maybe it will be a fun riddle for you to try to figure out what i am saying. Haha. K I gots to go now. Its late. Love all. Thanks fo everthing. Xoxoxoxo


Friday, October 16, 2009

Brocks 3rd letter from the Philippines


How is the life? The mission life is legit! But very crazy, ha. Ok so mom sorry for such short emails. last week my long email got deleted , I swear> ha. And I haven’t emailed any friends s all my email time(1hr) is spent on the family! Oh and remember that I suck at typing so I am super sloooow! Ha but I will try to do better cfrom now on. Its hard tho cuz I don’t ever know what to say and I forget everything that happened during the week. But its good when you send me questions, so I will answer all those first. Ok so about the storm thingy. All it is is like a frickin bad monsoon storm,.. without lighting! I promise you that its not even bad. It happened like my 3rd day in the field. I don’t know what you’ve been hearing from the news and all but it wasn’t even bad! So don’t worry, the only effect I have seen is peoples houses have been flooded so there are lots of people living at the churches and we do a lot of service for them there. So take a friggen chill pill and don’t worry about it . I am fine and WILL be fine, promise! Ha I haven’t heard of any missing people, remember I am a missionary so you probably knbow more about this storm then I do, ha. And I sleep in my appt in pila, luguna. Its on the 2nd floor so even if my are got flooded I would still have a place to stay. It rains quite a bit but the hard rain was the first week. On Friday it was real hot an humid and sunny. Its real sticky and constantly sweaty. My shirts get pretty soaked durng the day. But I don’t thinks its super hot, I don’t mind it! I would say it feels hotter in mesa in august when it’s a 115 and your wearing football gear, ha. Cody knows what I mean, hah! Ok so next questions…. I don’t think I have lost any weight. I doubt I will lose a whole lot. I think I am at a steady weight right now. I didn’t even change weight in th mtc. So I am probably like a buck83 still. I don’t eat as much as I would like but when I do make my own food its like pbj or toppraman type stuff. Or rice or eggs or oatmeal, or whatever I can find, ha. I make it easy tho, ya know, cuz I am lazy! Ha. But we eat at members or even investigators sometimes or at the church with all the refugees. The food is pretty delicious here. I like it. I will eat whatever they give me. Its all good when your hungry.. and I am constatly hungry, haha. Is it pretty here? Haha heck yeah! Its like Hawaii on some steroids! And it’s a bit more ghetto, ha but it rocks here. You all are missin out! It is laoded with palm trees everywhere. We wen to some waterfalls earlier today and it blows the ones we saw in Hawaii out of the water! I haven’t seen any crime, the people are way cool and nice. The are super nice to me and always want to talk. The little kids never leave me alone. Some people call Americans joe so I get “hey joe” a lot. And everyone always asks, “ano ang Height mo?” (whats your height?) people are awesome here. Thers a lot of baklas (faggs) tho, ha. That sorta kreeps me out! Ok about my schedule. First of all when I am awake most of the time you will b asleep. So right now it is 5pm here and so its 1 am there. So on my watch I have dual time so I always nknow what time it is for you guys, so I check that some times and think what you guys would be doing. So a normal day for me. Wake up at 615, go take my freezing cold, refreshing bucket shower, then make some oatmeal or something for breakfast. I start personal study at like 730 and study gospel stuff till like 830. Right now I have just started Jesus the Christ. Its dope… read it. Then I try to do a little language study. At 9 its comp study. We usually figure out what we are going to do in the day. We don’t really study much as a companionship, which isn’t good. Then at 10 I do some language study. I have so much to learn in the language that its hard to figure out what to study. Then we eat some lunch and leave at 1130. We go to apptment in the day and tracked when we have openings. We stay out the rest of the day and we will eat dinner at someones house or when we get home at night. We usually get home at like 830 to 930. When we get home I will eat and crash out! Usually before 10. I am BEAT by the end of the days. I always say I am gonna study when I get home but most of the time I am too tired. Ha. Ma the only address I have is the mission home one which I gave you the first week. Chantell I just barely got your dear elder today, haha. Thanks. Cody thanks for the emails. Keep sending them everyweek. Even tho I might not have time to email you back… that goes to all yalll! Dad thanks for the updates! Sorry I cant write you back. I have already gone over my 1hr limit to please mom. Haha but its alright, shes worth it brayden yuou should play football and bball this winter. You are bomb. Rylie and haley, how is school and dance? Email me this week kids. I have fasted several times for that same purpose so I hope my fasting will work. I fasted last week for that. I will again this week. Just have faith and trust in the lord and be obedient and pay your tithing. It will work out! I had more to say about this past week and my investigators but that will have to wait till next time. I have past my time for the day. Love youy all a laod thanks for the supportand the prayers. The language will come, I know that. Peace out my peeps love ya.




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