Monday, September 5, 2016
Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a great week!
Crazy story of the week:
This just happened literally an hour ago...we had a zone activity today. It was quite far away, so we left this morning at 4am to catch a few jeeps to a member's house where the activity was. We had what's called a Budo-fight, (you'll see in the pictures) it's where there's a bunch of food on some banana leaves, and you just eat! Elder Paxton was cracking open some oysters and he cut his finger. pretty deep. When we got back to Dumangas we went to the hospital to get it checked out. While we were there, an ambulance pulled up really fast and rushed in a guy that was super bloody. Since the hospital is so small, he was put into the room we were in,and were kicked out. From what we could understand from the conversations, (and by we, I mean Elder Paxton) the guy was transporting a pig, and somehow the pig got on top of him and started stomping on him. Apparently, his skull was fractured, and his jaw was broken. It was super sad to see, but they were saying he's going to be okay. Oh, and Elder Paxton is okay. I think I'm gonna stay away from pigs tho.
So the best news of the week, is "R" is going to be baptized on the 17th!!!! We are so excited for him and he is so happy. I have really seen a change in his heart since the time we first met him. He now has a desire to read the Book of Mormon, pray, and attend church. It is so awesome to see the Lord's light in his eyes. We also started teaching a former investigator, his name is "R". We started the lesson by talking about families, and how they are so important. As we we talking, he really opened up to us. His wife died recently, and he was really upset about it. Out message literally pertains directly to his life. We know that families can be together forever. Once we told him about eternal families, he became really excited. I'm very excited about "R". All of our investigators are doing well. They are awesome, and I love teaching them.
I am really enjoying the food. I've been trying everything. I had some oysters today and they were alright, not my favorite, but not the worst thing I've ever tasted. I also had the classic Iloilo dish on Sunday...it's dried fish. It's like fish jerky that you dip in vinegar, it was actually pretty good.
We also went to the beach on Saturday, it was cool. The "B" family lives right next to the beach, but it has always been dark when we've gone to visit them. Saturday, we went when it was light, and the two sons, "A" and "A" took us there. It was so beautiful!
The work is great and there's no place I'd rather be! Have a great week!