Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hoy! How you all doing? I am good. Happy thanksgiving. They don’t celebrate that here so it will be a regular work day for me. But its all good. I will still be thankfull, ha. I have been blessed a lot, I know that. Especially with such an awesome FAMILY. And with this opportunity to be serving a mission here in the Philippines, even getting pounded by tagalog is a blessing, haha. So my tagalog is aight. Not really tho, but i can teach alright at this point and that’s the most important part, As long as the spirit kicks in, ha. Thanks for all the prayers. Continue to pray for me tho. Especially with the wika(language). So new reguest with pasko(christmas) package. Some jesus stickers so I can put them on letters to you guys so the letters don’t get jacked. And a book The Pocket Reference Book For Missionaries by Adrian parker call jr. I gave mine away to one of my new converts. Maybe 2 of them cuz my comp wants one too.

Ok but that stuff don’t matter. So this week was pretty good. I continue to get flustered and a bit frustrated sometimes but I am really trying to work on my patience, faith, and hope. Those emails frome you three helped a bunch and I read them several times each day if I start to get down and they always bring me back up. We continued to teach the first lesson a lot. I had my third baptism on satuday. So that was great. His name is Erwin and he is a stud. He will continue to be a real strong member! He easily gave up alchohal to be baptized so it was cool to see him willingly make the change. Everything just made sense to him and he new the church was true from the beginning. We don’t have any baptism dates right now tho cuz its hard to get everyone to come to church. But we are finding a lot of good people. K so now I will try to answer questions from each letter.

MOM- thanks for all the info on whats going on. So like you’ve been busy. Thanks for the prayers. Tell grandma I say hello and I miss her too. Tell cody he doesn’t need a girlfriend! Tell rylie I miss her MORE! Tell haley she needs to better in school. Tell chantell thanks for updating my blog. That flower business thing sounds cool, that’s cool you and haley are doing that.good luck with the interview at rolfs( how friggen gay is that guy. ha) by the way theres so many faggets here in the pilipines. They are called bakla or bading. Its sickkk(gross). I get quizzie! Oh I really liked the last sentence of your email. Ok love ya ma. DAD- so I am sure my language is getting beter but its hard for me to see it, ha. We got a decent amount of investigators right now, I aint sure the #, but weve done a lot of finding recently. I relly am looking for those real investigators right now who are truly ready, I really want to find more families. But we teach everyone who is willing to liten. We don’t tracted a ton cuz we usually have a lot of appointments but we have trated more the last two weeks. We take jeepnies and trikes when we have to go far, but we mostly walk. I will have to take some pics them. Its crazy the driving here. Ha. The only people that have car here are the aps. Thanks for the sports updates, sound like the suns are doin good. awesome. Any newbies there? Hats the starting roster? That cool you got intervied. I hope you can work everythingout with your business but maybe new windows will open up. I know everthing will work out. I continue to pray and am planning on fasting tomorrow for your situation with the pt board. I aprreiate all your advice. Tell BRAYDEN I say hello and I am sending a pilipines flag in the Christmas present. I havnt seen any monkeys yet darn.. miss ya a ton. CHANELL- sup. I don’t have any baptisms comin up yet but I had one on sat. I don’t need anything for Christmas, I know you are poor. I don’t know what friggen kind of hair wax. Just hair wax krap. Ha. Ask jobro. That’s awesome you have lost so much weight, you need to send me some pics of all three of you who have lost weight. Thanks for the support and emails. Oh chantell and haley I hear a new miley cyrus song, it actually sounded sorta kool, ha something about the usa. Cody I want you to make me a playlist of like the coolest songs that come out while I am gone, ha. But not the miley cirus ones, haha. Ok well I gots to rapp up this email. I am very thankfull for all of you and how aesome you all are. Thanks for all the support and encouragement. I hope everything falls into place. Love you all a ton. Gots to roll out. Oh yeah, MA, I am safe ha . peace



Monday, November 16, 2009

Sup tropa pits (my crew). Hows it all doing. Its all good over here in paradise. Ha you guys are all really missing out on all the beauty over here. Ha suckers, maybe someday! Crud I aint got a whole lot to talk about. It was a good week. My new comp is way good! I am feeling much better. And thanks for the emails of comfort, ma pa and tell. They were very encouraging. Ha ma that poem is hilarious. I don’t want everyone to think I am in misery tho, haha . I am kool. if they want to write me they will write, if not that’s aight too. Ha thanks for the help with that tho. Ha I don’t have a whole lot of time to write back tho. Thanks for the email ma, I realy enjoyed it. Frick dad that’s crazy you have lost 35 lbs. is that even healthy, ha joke. That’s crazy, you must be a twigg. Send me a pick! Ma how much have yo lost now? And tell? Dad thanks for the email too, it was good. Tell me more sories about your mission if you want, I would like to hear what it was like. I wonder a lot how much different each mission is in the world. Ok so now I will give you guys a Christmas ist. But to tell yah the truth I don’t need anything. These are just some things I thought of this last week.

-a few ties. (maybe one to go with my brown pants.) (I have aton already but I would like to start giving some away to people here)

-maybe some cologne

-a friggen yoyo (preferably a bumble bee) I want to become a yoyo nerd, haha

-some good zebra pens, with refills (I cant find good pens here)

-some flipflop thongs (just cheap rubber ones, for like shower and around th appt) ha they don’t have bigg enough size for me here, haha

-voice recorder maybe( I ant to use it to practice my accent, and I thought we could send eachother tapes back and forth)

-some gangsta bandanas( for sweat rags)

-a upper retainer if possible, from bro frost.( idont know if he still hass my mold tho). (mine busted in the mtc, remember?)

-maybe a new cheap electric toothbrush, (mine is dying)

-oh some hair wax stuff. (jobro(Jordan brown) sent me some in the mtc and it works way better than gel her in the humidity, so chantell you can take care of that one)

-maybe some beef jerky and sunkis gummies, ha.

-maybe some stupid toys


Ha I really don’t need anything , don’t feel the need to send me any of this stuff. You asked so I came up with some random stuff. Oh ma I came up with a lil list for studying the scrips for you real kuick.

Better Understanding The Very Confusing Scriptures (by Elder Perry, so very inaccurate,ha)

-pray for holy ghost ( the scrips were writin by inspiration so you need the hg in order to better understand.)

-read the chapter headings

-slow done and really ponder as you read.

-liken the stories to your own life.

-visualize what is happening( this will help you remember)

-ponder again after you read.

-reread, haha

So that’s all I could think of. I hope it helps. Ok so now I will talk a bit about the work here in pila. I really enjoy my new comp. he is straight up Pilipino and so quite and doesn’t speak inglish, ha so I am really enjoying working with him. He is a hard worker too so that’s awesome! Complete opposite than my last comp. we did a ton of finding this last week so we taught the 1st lesson a ton. I feel pretty comfortable teaching that now. Just not the way I want to be able to fully expand on it yet. Nothing really great happened, just the same old missionary work. We got an awesome investigator whose baptism is this Saturday so I am way excited for him. His is the one that got postponed a few weeks ago but he is so ready and he is legit. His name is Erwin and he is 21. So he will be the third for me. I really want to send you some pics of my last baptisms but I wont have time today. Maybe nxt week. I am gonna try to put some stuff together for a lil Christmas package for you guys. Anything you guys want? Ha. So anything you guys need for me? I continue to pray for you guys and be obedient in order to help bless you guys but that’s about all I can do for you. Ha. K just know all is well with me and I appreciate all your prayers, I know they help. You guys rock. Oh shout out to my ate( older sis) chantell, Maligayang Kaarawan! HAPPY BDAY. K shout out to all the kids too. Hello! Love you all. Keep on rockin and CTR like always. Love ya. Xoxo


Monday, November 9, 2009

Tell My Friends to Write Me, They Know Who They Are

Sup sup sup! Hows it all going in az?

Ok so I aint gonna lie, its been a tough last few days. I cant explain it, its weird. Its true tho, the mission definetly has ups and downs. But I am perfectly fine, haha. Just a rough patch. So I have figured out that the hardest part is becaming that missionary I see myself being, and the missionary I am needed to be, and the one I expect to be. My desire is so strong, but it takes a lot of work to get there and I gues it talks time. The learning curve is steep when your trying to be that missionary in a different language, ha. I just really care a lot about this work and when you care, I have found out, that makes it hard. If you really care about this work and about becoming the best missionary you can be, its gonna be hard. Ok so theres my little speil. soabout this past week. I got a new comp on Friday at transfers, so I am stoked about that. His name is elder estacio. He is a Filipino from upper Luzon. He is real cool and a hard worker so I am really happy to have a completely opposite companion. I have barely heard him speak inglish. I still aint sure if he knows it, haha. But if I say something to him in inglish he seems to understand, ha. So I am pretty sure my tagalong will get a lot better this transfer. A lot of the time I cant understand him tho. Mostly just because he talks freakin super quite, its sorta annoying but it will help me work on my patience and my listening skills. I am way ecxited to be working with him. I am sorta gonna consider him my real trainer cuz my other one wasn’t the best. He was pasaway. Ok so what else… idont know. So pday today has been boring. Usually we have zone activities but not today. We cleaned the apartment this morning.

Oh frick, thanks for the letters. I got the package at transfers. Thanks everyone. I enjoyed reading them all and loved the pictures. Send me more, haha. Oh I got one form regan and blue grndama too. Tell them I will send them letters one I get time, after I get time to write yours first. I still haven’t heard from many of my friends so tell them it would be nice to hear from them, ha. They know who they are, haha. Tell all my friends I say hi. All else i can say is that I miss you guys a whole lot. It sorta hit me this last week how much I really miss being with my family. Sometimes it can get lonely here especially when your th only white guy around and that barely knows tagalong, haha. Ok so I best be rolling, time is low, I got 3 appointments letter tonight. That’s a first for me on pday, ha Yes! Sorry for the lame email. I love you all tons. Hope you have an awesome week. I continue to pray hard.



Monday, November 2, 2009


Sorry I didn’t email on time this week. We had no tyime on p-day so we are doing it now. So tthis is my language sudy for the day ha. So whats cracking back at the pad? Soumds like you all had a fun week and a good Halloween. I want tio know what you all dressed up as. That’s cool you won the contest mom, ha too bad for haley ha. Ok so I sent you a package like a week and a half ago with some letters and a cd with pics on it. I bet you wont get it for at least another week. I ahvent gotten your letters yet. I am hoping I get them at transfers this Friday! Was it a package or just letters and when didyou send it? Ok so last week was good. I got my first baptisms onh Sunday. Woohoo. It was awesome. We had 3 scheduled but one of them we had to postpone for 3 more weeks cuz he drank a few weeks ago. But I am glad that he told the zl in th interview, it just shows that he is for real about getting baptized and wants to do it the right way. His name is Erwin and he is 21. I feel real good that everything will work out fior him. So the tw0 that were baptized were Charles (40somthin) and rhika mae(11). They both are real good converts. I baptized Rhikamae and elder etcitty, charles. It was so cool. It was awesome to hear both their testimonies after the baptism. Rhika maes was short but you could really tell that she has a real testimony of the truth of this gospel. Charles is gonna be a super strong member and he has truly been prepared by the lord and just knows its true. Even with opposition from friends and giving up coffee( which is hard here) he was so willing, cuz he knows its true. So that was a great experience sunday, and I am excited to have many more like that.

So aobut Halloween. Its way different her. Its like for 3 days and its called All Souls Day, I think. They have these crazy wack cemitaries here that are all above the groung and are sorta like their on memorial set up thing. And during the Halloween weekend everyone visits their desieced relative at night with laods of candles. So onbt Saturday andf Sunday wer had curfews at 6pm. I wore that star wars tie from bro holt on Halloween, it was saweet! Ha . oh and I got to go on splits with th zl on Saturday. Its fun to go on splits. Everytime I am on splits I feel like I am a better missionary. Ha the lessons are different when you are teaching with someone that is trying hard to be a good missionary. So splits were real good and we had some good lessonsw. So I have really been hopimg that elder etcitty would be tranfered this week and I would get a new comp but than yesterday we found out that he wasn’t. so I was a bit disappointed… but then he came up with some weird story cuz he really wanted to get tranfered and he enderd up talking to the AP’s so now he is getting transfgerred. Ha it’s a long story, and the only important part is that he is getting transferred. Ha so I am glad about that. He was a fun comp but just the kind of missionary I want to be companions for 6 more weeks. So I am looking forward to tranfers on fri and am hoping for the best. I and it think I might get some letters from you at tranfers too. So that’s the news here and icontinue to do my best and trying hard to improve in tagalog. Oh and there was a bad bagio this week. But I am safe and nothing bad happened so don’t worry about it. K so continue to email and write me. I miss you guys and hope you are doing good. Love you all. Tell the kids I say “sup foo” love ya ma. And everyone else too. Gotsa roll. Peace.



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