Saturday, May 26, 2012

hello everyday what a fast week thats gone by. its like i skyped yesterday and now im back to typing. lots has happened so ill get started right away! first of all wednesday was transfer day and my comp got transfered! he had been saying that hes been feeling the transfer for weeks and he knows hes getting transfered.. and of course i had to tell him that he doesnt know that gods in charge and he just kept saying he knows so i made a bet that all pay for mcdonalds if he gets transfered but if he doesnt he had to buy me 1.5 liter ice cream (chocolate temptations) well i learned my lesson dont gamble on a mission ha ha. so since my comp got transfered it means of course theres a new missionary staying in the appartment with me.,... you would think right? ha well this is what happened on trsnfer day they do power point slides for all the areas. they have pictures of the companionships and when one gets transfered the picture of your new companion takes its place. when it finally came to cabagan ( my area ) the picture that came up was ... a picture of a missionaary name tag. that said future missionary. i was confused..... my companion is a name tag? ( my mind shorted out for a second ) but then i realized that my companion was a part time missionary! thats why it said future missionay. cause hes not yet a missionary. its an interesting situation ha ill try to explain why. with part time missionaries they arent set apart, he wasnt given any kind of directions really just basically president carlos went to his ward and said "do you want to come be a companion of a missionary for 6 weeks " ? when he accepted he said get ready and be in cauayan on wednesday ha ha (3 days later) its pretty crazy if you ask me. its weird having a companion that hasnt been through the temple and stuff i have to keep reminding myself that i dont have to call him elder ha just bropther/ anyways his name is brother chua hes half chineese ill send a picture of us next week. things are going great with us and it has been a really good week. now ive got just 2 short little things to share that happened in the same day and then one more another day. first we were in a bayan (like a town) called san pable working with in active members. we had a lesson plan made and we were going to teach them about joseph smith again. when we got there tatay( the dad) wasnt there and nanay ( the mom) hadnt read her reading assignment. so it was pretty natural that we were going to change our plan but before we started the lesson or decided what we were going to teach we had been talking for 5 or so minutes about different types of food. whats are our favorite foods and how to make them and things like that. then we ended up sharing in 2 nephi 32 about feasting on the words of christ. and in the lesson it related parfectly to what we were sharing and nanay told us this is just the kind of thing she had needed to hear that it was masarap sa mga pakiramdam (literal translation is delicious to the feelings) but basically she said its made her feel good inside while listening. it was just a cool little thing on how the spirit works even though our plan changed that ended up being what she needed to hear that day. next later that day i had been thinking to change our plans for that night and go teach one of our new investigators. we are teaching him at thte house of his friend which happens to be that recent convert that i wrote about two weeks ago that got a little offended at the members. when we got there our investigator wasnt available so we just asked romel if we could share some scriptures with him and he didnt wanna listen he was being a punk ha but then i just started the lesson anywhays ha we were there so we were goint to share. and what happened was we just picked randon\mly some scriptures in 3 nephi 9 when christ is inviting the people to come unto him and repent and be saved.,... and we talked about it and romel endeed the lesson saying thanks a lot i realized in the lesson that me being mad at members isnt right cause noones perfect and i felt the spirit thanks a lot for sharing that its exactly what i needed to hear. so 2 times in 1 day i heard someone say that its just what they needed to hear ha ha pretty cool stuff. the next one was on friday we were walking to our first appointment and it started to r\ain... and i mean rain it just poured and lightning and man it was crazy weather. we were standing uder an overhang of a roof and a random guy came and told us to take his umbrella and just bring it back the next day ha. then we kept gpoing out to our appointments and man the wind was hard enought to make it hard to walk and we were soaked from head to toe and it was a brown out and the streets were flooded above our ankles but we just kept going and we were able to teach some really great lessons and touch some hearts ha. long story short it was a cool week and im glad im here. well i love you all and ill talk to you next week ! elder landeen

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