And I LOVE writing letters to you every week.
|third of the matching |
I just hope that's not what I usually look like when I'm talking to people I haven't seen in awhile...
SO, lets just review all the qualifications I got this week making me a certified, genuine FIlipina:) (Again.)
|this is the most annoying, |
disobedient, and loud kid
I have every met in my life
I want a salad for my first dinner home. With ranch.
We also experienced the actual missionary life when we ran out of stove gas. night. We still haven't been able to buy any because there are a whole bunch of fiestas here, so for the moment, this missionary's diet is crackers, instant oatmeal, and the candy bars that were in my last package.
|we had a picnic and picked mangos |
at our investigator for lunch
Last P-day I might have bought a machete.... Are those allowed on the plane?
|one of the members made real,|
almost american sandwiches!!!!!
But, nonetheless, I managed to learn a lot about patience. One day, it was thanks to a puddle. We left from an appointment and we were so frustrated at our investigator just because of some of the things she had told us and then things that she doesn't understand. We said goodbye (this is about now and dark) and start walking across the road to go home. My steps were a little hard and forced as we're walking (haha trying to get rid of my impatience) and as my mind was thinking about all the things that our lesson lacked, I managed to stomp my foot into a giant, fresh, really muddy puddle. Right into the middle of it. My companion just stopped, we stared at each other for about 10 seconds, and then just burst out laughing. I managed to fish my now dirt covered shoe out of the water, and hobbled home. Hobbling half because we were laughing so hard and half because I was only walking with one shoe on.
But this week was full of great lessons like that about my now very improved patience.
|these are the shoes I've been talking about)|
But the good news, I didn't buy any today)
Funny Story: Our zone is at war right now:) In a missionary appropriate, joking kind of way... As always, our work is focused on goal setting, goal achieving, and numbers of work. We won again for the highest stats last week and so we got to watch last week as the other district tried the cinnamon challenge:) ha.hahaa There were 4 big elders and some cute, small filipina sisters that spent about 5 minutes coughing out their guts and trying to hide spitting out the giant spoon of cinnamon they ate:).