Saturday, March 7, 2015


March 1, 2015
Found these outside of a Seventh Day Adventist minister's house in my area.
The language is Hebrew. I couldn't resist.

It's been quite an eventful week! Amidst the grandness of missionary work, I've run into two signs during proselyting, and now forgetting things mid-sentence, were harassed by yet another crazy person (of which there are many here in the Phillies) this time by an older man who accused my companion of stealing "the original bible" and rejected my companion's pleas of innocence by calling him a liar, had our apartment circled around by a military helicopter during our scripture study, and learning by way of announcement that me anda group of sixty other missionaries will be journeying to the capital city of Manila for fingerprinting which we didn't accomplish at the beginning of our mission like the new folk do, by flying in early and getting it finished during their stay at the Manila MTC.

I sense a wonderful irony about putting the vet and the pound next door to the city slaughterhouse, haha.

The Dentist. Seems legit. 

In other news, my mission is going dangerously fast. I only have about a week left in this area with my current companion, my third (out of four) general conferences is next month, I'll hit month fourteen in two weeks, and my second and last birthday in the field will be celebrated soon. (By the way, if anyone was thinking about doing anything for that, the only thing on my wish list is ties... I'm addicted to ties. Best friend award would go to anyone who could acquire a Harry Potter/Gryffindor tie, the diagonal striped red and gold one... I'm sure there are pictures on the internet you could reference... and it would hopefully be of good quality and not the kind that they sell at Savers with Harry Potter costumes... and the more the merrier. When in doubt, ask Chase. Or check out the ties I wear in my pictures.)

Me and my ward mission leader, Brother Ram. At first contemplative, afterwards, silly.

However, I'm noticing the time is going fast because it fills me with a sense of urgency. The time is far spent! It's sickle time!

Lastly, I've discovered my new favorite scripture in all scripturedom. Alma 5:46-48... If you haven't done it yet... do it:)

I love you all. Doing my best.

My soul in vehicular form.

Just a bit of the Philippines for those unfamiliar. The house/store is called a tindahan where they sell just about everything you need. This is the Filipino version of a gas station. Most tinahans have them conjoined to their home. 

One of the lower class parts of my area. 

Brother Chan, one of the strongest converts I've ever met! The man is iron in his testimony. 

One of the strangest fruits (possibly vegetable) I've seen this week.

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