We had lot of good lessons this week. Brother John (ward mission leader) and Brother Gregg (2nd counselor in bishopric) each came with us a couple of times. Brother John actually just got back from his mission in Cagayan de Oro about 6 months ago, so he speaks Tagalog, English, AND Cebuano. He says that he's the ward mission leader now because he probably wasn't the most obedient on his mission and the Lord needs him to do more. He really does work hard with us, and he's pretty funny.
We had a few investigators agree to be baptized this week!
Edwin - lives across the street from Bishop)
Fabian - lives aroun the corner from Bother Rodemark who is a ward missionary, and a friend of Fabian
Mark - lives across the street from Brother John
Most people here actually speak English. People always say to me "What's up man?" "Hey! Bro!" "Hey there, Joe!" I'm a celebrity here. They love Americans here. Church is actually 50-50 English/Tagalog. Half of the people have scriptures and Sunday School books in each, and the hymns are in English. The Church encourages english for them because it's much easier to get a job if you speak english. In elders quorum and sunday school, they usually write on the board in enlgish, and speak tagalog. It's pretty crazy.
Elder Bagtas is awesome! He still always helps me with tagalog, and always compliments my skills. He's just fantastic.
For P-day today, we got to have a district P-day, so we had a boodle fight (I don't why it's called that.) Basically you put a bunch of food on a banana tree leaf, and you eat all of it. Then we played a bunch of games, and took a bunch of pictures. Elder Retig thinks that he is a model and that he should be on billboards and commercials for food. He's pretty funny. He also made some "sunglasses" out of some spoons because he felt left out.
Nagkaroon kaming isa pang mabuting linggo sa paglilingkod sa ating Panginoon!
Elder Justin Farish