Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Extreme makeover Philippines edition

Sorry this is a bit late. Ironman got in the way. Julie had an awesome surprise for our dad since she couldn't make it to the race. She made us (Cathy and Julie) matching shirts and sent me mine and then took pictures of herself in hers holding motivating signs. I then put them on the mirror in the morning, inside his bike shoes and his running shoes. It was great!

This week has been pretty good. I have been pretty sick the whole week but we were still able to work so it’s nothing to worry too much about. Actually on Tuesday Elder Teh came and talked to us and we took turns reading scriptures and stuff on the mike…. Of course he started with our area…. Man I said a little prayer and was so sure that my voice would come out alright and then… Fail! Oh man it was a fail! Sister Woahn was laughing so hard and everyone was giving me this oh man you’re so sad sounding look… it was embarrassing, but whatever, Sister Walker saved the day when she took the mike from me and read the next scripture!
Speaking of Sister Walker, She has been doing really great this week with everything. She has been a lot more involved in the lessons and has been doing really great with all of the paper work and stuff. I don’t think that she is quite ready to try, but she would definitely be able to lead the area really well…. Actually she would rock at it!
This week I also got to go on exchanges with…. SISTER WOAHN!!! Haha bet you didn’t see that one coming! It’s actually way awesome because she is one of the sister leaders, so they have to go on exchanges with all of the sisters, which means that even though we share a house and an area, we still got to go on exchanges with each other. It was awesome to see the progress that we have both made in the language and with the teaching since the MTC and even since our last exchanges. We are hoping that President Barrientos will receive some revelation that we need to be companions for our last transfer… that would pretty much be the greatest ever! I think that since we have to stay until March…. It’s the least he could do….
This morning we cleaned and repainted the apartment…. It was like a dungeon. Let’s just say that if they decided to make an extreme makeover home edition in the Philippines…. I totally know 4 Sisters that could totally take on the job. Sometimes I feel like they should have some Sisters who just go around to all of the apartments and make them better and livable and stuff. It is much needed sometimes, at least for our apartment it was.
Well, not much else to report except that we had a great baptism this week! Brother Rolden was baptized and he totally has the potential to be a great leader in the church! Oh and also, Sister Walker and I started teaching the missionary Preparation class….. It was awesome! The upcoming missionaries are so excited to learn and this is going to be a really great thing for the branch!

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