Well, I'm sure you've seen pictures on facebook already. That was the first part of my week. It's been pretty good. We've been really had some hard time finding new investigators. We've started just talking to people that are on the road and on the side just trying to look busy or something and we talk to them, but all of them live outside our area. They're just there seeing a friend of something, so we've given out so many referrals this week and it's not fair because we've been giving other people investigators, but none for ourselves! Haha. It's not a huge problem, but it's just something that I wish we had investigators, more of them at least. We have investigators. It's always nice to have more though. It's hard with our area since it's less city, so that means less people. Everyone is always busy and caught up with life and they miss so many opportunities to talk to us or just blow us off. It's fine though, we're doing our part so that's all that matters.
Last Sunday, I forgot to tell you that I was really angry at one of the councilors in the branch presidency and then a lot of Single Adults in the branch, because for the past 5 weeks the church has been a drop off point for tons of food and clothes to take to Tacloban City for all the Victims of the storm. The reason I was angry was because they picked Sunday at 9 a.m. to take all the things to the big drop off point in Dumegette. Out of all the days of the week, they picked the Sabbath and right during church. The city is 3 hours away and all they needed to do was take some boxes from the truck they rented, get them off the truck and then come home. 20 people from Branch 1 and 2 decided to "Volunteer" their services and to "help" take all the things to this city. Anyway, after they "unloaded" the truck with the 15 boxes of things, they all went to the mall and just went shopping, took pictures, then went to a restaurant, then took pictures all around the city, and just like hung out down there all day. If that wasn't bad enough, then they put it on facebook and turn around and profess to keep the sabbath day. I was pretty upset, just because if others look at them, WHILE WEARING THE YELLOW little MORMON HELPING HANDS vest, then they are seen breaking the commandments while representing the church... that just really upset me. Like if you are alone with yourself, fine, do your thing, don't care, that sins on you, but when you represent the church and the whole group of people do this while being on the church's errand... grrr...
Last Monday we didn't really want to go to Bacolod too early. We didn't have a ton of money so we stayed in San Carlos as long as we could. We emailed here, ate, and did some stuff; then just got on the bus and went to Bacolod aboutI think. We slept over at BATA apartment as usual night so that we are close to the mission home for our meeting morning. night, we all just sat around and talked. One of missionaries that is assigned there is brand new so we were just talking with him and just the funny stuff that he thinks is funny and how we were just like that at first, then now nothing surprises us anymore. He's from a town in northern Idaho.
|For my mom! Cheese!|
|What did he say?|
Upcoming events of this week are:
1. Exchanges with the Assistantsand we will be back in San Carlos .
2. Zone Conference, President Lopez will be coming here to San Carlos and we will have it here in San Carlos. So look for pictures.
3. Work work work
I think that's the main things that are going on this week. I don't think I'm missing anything. I miss y'all back home though. Looking forward to skype next week! It's going to be great! I hope you are excited and this is my 2nd to last skype and my last Christmas in the Philippines :) Weird... time has gone way fast. Especially that last 4 months. Super fast. Being a zone leader is hard and great all at the same time, time seems to just fly by and you just look and say, where am I? It's interesting. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers back home, they are sure helpful. Only if you knew. I love you! Talk to you next week!