|Bambang Zone before July 31st Transfers|
Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
(Here is the Tagalog of that paragraph)
Ito si Nanay Flordelisa. Nagpapbinyag siya noong mga isang taon at gusto niyang pumunta sa templo sa susunod na buwan. Talagang astig siya. Palagi siyang binabasa ang mga iwan namin, tapos pagbisita kami sa kanya ulit, tinatanong niyang ipaliwanag namin ang mga bersikilo o article. Bawat beses, pagkatapos ang lesson pumapunta siya sa tindahan at bumibili ng soft drinks at matamis para sa amin. Mahal ko ang mga member dito. Napakatunay sila at may pagnanais silang maglinkod sa bawat tao.
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Monday, July 15, 2013
We decided to ride on the top of the Jeepney from Solano to Bambang. It started to rain and I lost my hat but it was an awesome experience. If you want to see the Philippines do it from the top of a Jeepney.
|Elder Juco and I on an Adventure|
|Sun-rays after the storm|
|Elder Kaloni and I on top the Jeepney|
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Monday, July 8, 2013
So I'm a little late. Elder Juco was sick today so we didn't have the opportunity to go to the computer shop and email. Good thing we have really nice neighbors. The ZL's just told me to email at their house. So here I am.
We did get the new mission president. He is awesome. They are going around the entire mission and interview every missionary within the first two weeks . So we met him . They seem super awesome. A lot like president Carlos actually. There are definitely differences but I'm excited to work with him.
We had a slow week this week but next week will be better. Something that President Rahlf includes in all his emails is "All is Well" I would like to adopt it. All is Well here in the Philippines.
|We found a "house snake" in our apartment the other day. The aren't poisonous. It is the equivalent of a garden snake but it was just chillin in our kitchen so we promptly killed it.|
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Friday, July 5, 2013
|Bukid: Rice Fields|
|Elder Juco and his dew-rag|
|I love Aritao|
So we ended up trying to visit a less active family. The only thing is that they live literally in the middle of the biggest rice field I have ever seen. We walked probably a half mile on the little grass covered pathways between each field. It was super awesome and we were laughing the whole time because the situation was just so cool (only in The Philippines). I fell in a little bit because sometimes the pathway turns into mud and you have to jump across these big gaps onto a path that is less than a foot wide. We finally got to the families house to find out that the parents were out working in the bukid (rice fields). I'm super excited to go back and visit them again. Everyday is an adventure in the Philippines.
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Monday, July 1, 2013
In the province of Isabela there are hundreds of languages. The main language is Tagalog then Ilocono (Ill-uh-con-oh) is the next biggest language. Ilocono is like the workers language. They are like all the people who live in stick huts and work in the bukid (farming). There is a lot of Ilocono here in Aritao and all over the mission the younger generation all speak tagalog but some of the older generation only speak Ilocono so it can be hard to teach. My plan is to master Tagalog with in the next 4-5 months and then learn Ilocono. The structure of the languages are all the same but they just use different words so it shouldn't be terribly difficult once I have Tagalog down.
|Zone at Banaue Rice Terrace|
|Zone at Banaue|
|Elder Maloney and I in Banaue|
|Dragon Bicycle at Banaue|
|FHE in Aritao|
|Looking out over Aritao|
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