This week went well! and not well... but mostly well!
As far as lessons and statistics went.. it was a little rough. Our mission president gave us quite a list of things to accomplish on a day we had our most lessons planned, so we were only able to get away with one lesson that day. The huge upside is that the members of Lingsat Ward feed us like allll the timmmmme, haha! I barely even have to buy groceries in this area. But it was a tad weird also. We had a woman stop us in the street, a Filipino, and in surprisingly fluent English demanded that we hand over the voice recorder my companion apparently had in his bag with a recording of her son's voice on it. We found out later she was some kind of doctor practicing in America but got traumatic brain damage and is now a bit off her rocker. She's harmless, though.
Brother Binyag was baptized!!! Regrettably, I forgot my camera this p-day, but I assure you pictures will arrive this coming p-day. It was verrry good to see his family kind of completed :) Also, Sister Naghahanap finally gave birth! But please pray for them because Brother Naghahanap is having financial difficulties and he's not sure how he'll pay the hospital bills.
Also, a few funny cultural notes about the Philippines!
-They begin celebrating Christmas in September because they do no have Halloween or Thanksgiving. It's definitely different to hear Christmas music in October.
-People go Christmas caroling here as well, but they demand money after they are done singing, haha.
I love all of you dearly! This gospel is true. My sister needs to email me back.
That is all!
Feed your fire!
Elder Mikesell III