Friday, November 1, 2013

We are now in the Philippines and excited to be here. We had a wonderful time in the MTC and made a lot of wonderful friends.  Preach My Gospel is amazing and the Member Oriented Proselyting Program is amazing too.  Did you all know you are member missionaries and should be doing this also so I hope you are thinking about it.

The Philippines is an awesome place but way different than I imagined, even though we have been to Asia before.  There are lots and lots and lots of people everywhere and they are all happy.  Everyone is friendly.  Driving is crazy, it is every man for themselves.  All road rules are suggestive but I have yet to see any road rage, it's amazing!  Italia was crazy but these people got them beat.  We have been attending Zone Conferences and District meetings and met a lot of the Young Elders and Sisters.  They are full of the Spirit and are creating miracles.  They are from all different nationalities, I am humbled in their presence.  Some of them have to learn not only Tagalog but English too.

We went to our Ward last Sunday and bore our testimonies.  I read part of mine in Tagalog and it tickled the ward members.  I hope I will be able to keep learning more.  It is interesting, talks and lesson are in what the Elders here called "Taglish".  They will be talking along in Tagalog and English words will keep popping up.  The Spirit was huge, that is what matters most.

Well, we best carry on! We are at the mission office.  We are still waiting to get internet at home!  We were able to Facetime with Candace and Josh and family this morning.  What a great day!  We needed that!  We would also like to connect with our other kids but we are still trying to figure out time.  So we best be off!  May His force be with you!!!


  1. So,SO Happy for you!!! I hope you guys are okay with this typhoon thing going on. Love you.
    the Grants