Dad: Sorry, it's been a busy few weeks and I didn't take time to update the blog. Andrea is still writing every week. I just got a little behind. As an peace offering, I added a lengthy photo gallery to this post. I hope you enjoy.
Have you been receiving my emails the last couple of weeks? I always check every week to see what the title (of the blog)is, but there doesn't seem to be an update. I am wondering if it's because you haven't received them, or something. Please email so that I can resend some of the pics. I am transferring finally!! Now, I love this area, but staying in one area forever is just makes you home sick. Most of the pics on sis Acosta's camera, so it's now or never.
That's awesome that both of you have a weight loss plan. Me it's called the sweat diet. Because it's super duper hot. They don't really have thermometer, and it's kind of useless because it's Celcius. It means nothing to me. They will be like my baby has a high fever, 39 degrees. Wow, hmm, all that I know that the heat takes our energy away, so we drink quite a few slurpees. yum!
Here, Easter isn't really celebrated. I mean, it is, but it's not the main attraction. It was Holy Week last week. Did you experience this in your mission? Basically it's the big time to repent, and to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. But, some people will actually nail nails in their hands, do an reenactment. That's what they said. So, we just stayed home, because nothing was open, and there were like no jeepneys. The next day they can't eat pork, or alcohol or things like that, and they stay home because it is prohibited to leave. The next day everything goes back to normal, and life resumes. So, it didn't really feel like Easter, oh well. It didn't really feel like Christmas in December because there is no snow. The changes of seasons really makes time fly. Here it's hot and hotter, rainy and rainier.
With mom gone, are you just going to party all the time? Staying up watching movies, fried food all the time, sounds like paradise right now.
It's sad though. I am transferring to Leganes, and so that means that I will be leaving Sister Acosta. It's relatively close, but I am sad we were only together for 8 weeks. She was a good companion. But guess what? I am becoming companions with Sister Baclayon again.
I believe that both of us have changed, and we can make it work. It also means that I am becoming one of the Sister Training Leaders, which is basically a fancy term for the person that goes on the exchanges with the sisters, and go to a lot of meetings. I feel like I am ready, but it just means more politics here in the mission. Who knows there could be so much drama in the mission? Anyways, thanks for letting me babble for a little bit.
Oh well, I am excited to see a new area. New people that need the gospel. Helping missionaries and others. I love the mission, but yes I am counting the days when we can see each other again. :D. As president says, I am not home sick, just accurate. Well, Enjoy the ham and deviled eggs. I am going to make some for my companion. We'll see if she likes it.
Well, Love ya so much, and hope you enjoy this holiday season.
Hello Friends and Family,
This last week was wonderful. Brother Arleen was baptized. His baptism was yesterday, or Sunday. We had invited members, and we were worried that they wouldn't come since his baptism was before church, 7:30. But, in spite of the early hour they came and supported brother Arleen. It was a wonderful experience as us and the member of the city ward.
Brother Arleen has such a great testimony. He testified and told us that he was searching for the right path, because before he kind of just wandered. He said that he listened to us mostly out of curiosity, but then he began to feel something. He said that he is fed everyday from the book of Mormon, and that he knows that this is the right path. Simple and Powerful.
I know that we were meant to meet brother Arleen not because we were special, but from what we can learn from him. Each of us, do we know for ourselves that this is the right path?
I know that this church is true, that our path is open and clear. We just need to follow it. That is all that our Father asks of us, and he eagerly is waiting for us to receive the blessing that he prepares and rains upon us everyday. I know that our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ is the only way to true happiness.The Book of Mormon can feed our starving spirits, and I know that no man can read it without coming closer to Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.