Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fw: Two weeks na laaaaang! :D

Herro!  :D

...Didn't get an email from you today... :/  But that's okay, cuz I'll be seeing you in two weeks anyway.  :D

So, Elder McGowan's trainee is Elder Meyer, from Indonesia.  He's a pioneer missionary -- he's the first missionary from Indonesia to serve anywhere besides Indonesia or Singapore.  His last name is Meyer because his dad's half-German.  He's kinda crazy.  ;)  He kinda reminds me of Jared George.  But he's pretty fun.  I think he might get along fairly well with Darcy and Richelle if he were to ever meet them, because he's also addicted to anime and manga.  ^^''  His Tagalog accent is almost perfect -- the Indonesian accent is apparently almost the same, and there are several words that are the same, like "bunso" and "sakit" -- now he just needs to learn all the vocabulary and sentence structure and stuff.

One of the more stressful things for me about missionary work is trying to introduce a missionary to a new area.  But it's been okay so far.  I'm mostly just trying to make sure that they don't get lost once I leave.  :D

The Zamora family came to church yesterday, even though it was raining.  One thing about the Philippines is that usually if it's raining, people like to use it as an excuse to not go to church ("We didn't have an umbrella!  Of course we couldn't come to church!"  >.> ), and so I was worried that the Zamora family wouldn't be able to come.  But they showed their faith and went anyway.  They were lucky and got a tricycle right away when they went, so they didn't get too wet.  Bro. Zamora was like, "The Lord will provide."  I was impressed.

The members thought it was weird that there were three of us missionaries that showed up at church yesterday.  ^^'' They were like, "Wait.. Aren't there usually two of you?"  They did their whole sacrament meeting in Tagalog again today (they usually do the announcements and things in English, but occasionally, Bicutan does it in Tagalog), which was a nice first experience for Elder Meyer.  He looked pretty lost the whole time.  Hehehe... ^^''

It's still really weird to think about the fact that I'll be coming home in two weeks.  Like.  I'm not even really sure what all I'm gonna do when I get home.  Like.  I'll probably sleep a lot in the first couple days.  And... Facebook everyone I met on my mission.  And stuff like that.  Maybe freak out every once in a while because I don't have a companion.  o.o  But like.  Other than that, I'm not really sure...  ^^'  It'll be weird.

Anyway, that's about it for this week.  Ingat kayo lagi!  See you in two weeks.  :D

Elder David Jones

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