December 22, 2015
So I guess I could start on my new great area of Argao here on the Cebu Island. It is a bit cooler here than in Toboso. The place has about 20,000 more people here than Toboso and hardly any poverty like from my last area. A lot of things here are "new" and "hip...ish". The people are a bit tougher too. I have here a branch of about 50 members and they are great! There is one Joe in my branch too from Montana and he is very nice. My new companion, Elder Adap, is a Filipino from the Middle East. He speaks English and Tagalog. My first week here was LONG!
It down poured on us last Friday and Saturday and I got some sicknesses – grr... I got a migraine last Friday and it did not go away until yesterday morning (Tuesday morning). I got this weird form of pink eye the call Sore Eyes here, that only lasted a day. Oh and don’t forget the stuffy nose... Our phone ran out of service the day I got here, last Thursday, so I couldn’t call ANYONE! But alas it all went away and I am doing great now!
The people here are great and are helping me a lot with my Cebuano. My language is really coming too!
We don’t have a big teaching pool here so we have spent most of our time tracking and going door to door... that’s fun. We met a lot of people that tell us, "Oh we have nothing to do". "Do you want to hear a message?" "Oh no we are busy sorry!" MGA BAKAKON! (Liars haha) It’s all good though. They aren’t rejecting me, they are rejecting our Lord.
I read 2 Nephi 27-29 and it is all about how the people reject Christ and how very few people will find true salvation... it is true! A lot of people don’t want to come unto Christ cuz they are busy... I guess our Savior will too be busy to save them... it’s a give or take relationship.
Miss Philippines won Miss Universe... so that’s pretty big here...
Not a whole lot has happened... just was sick haha.
I wish the best for you all back at home!