Hey everyone! It is pouring down rain here in the Philippines, but that has not slowed down the missionary work!
We are excited to have a person that we have been teaching accept the gospel and want to be baptized. We’ve been teaching him for about four weeks now. He’s been to church five times and has led a rough life in the past but he’s completely changed now. My companion and I were able to sit in and help translate during his baptismal interview by Pres. Mangum, so that was cool to be a part of that experience. His name is Rady (pronounced “Ruddy”) and he’s 46 years old. We love him so much we even teach him during the day on our day off (P-days). He’s a crack up and we are totally pumped up to baptize him.
Other than that our week has been pretty normal for a missionary in this area! We taught lessons, had some baptismal interviews for other elders, had exchanges, ate dinner with members, spoke Tagalog, oh – and I organized a stake fireside with my companion for our leaders. Just another week in the life!
Lately we have been eating quite a bit of Buffalo Wings and pancakes hahaha! That is because there are some members in this area who have spouses in the states. As a result, they can make American food to a point. So buffalo wings are the thing here – which is just fine with me!
That’s it for now – I love and appreciate all of you good people back home! It was exciting to hear that Dayton is getting ready to go into the MTC. He will be a great missionary!
Elder Tyler Burbidge