|Pictures from the photo booth at the local ward New Year's Eve gathering|
|Jordan and Elder Declaro having dinner (and Royal soda) on NYE|
|Elders Royal and Declaro are grateful for a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner with the Adonis family|
Oh and Brad, I have had Ube before you asked me on Monday. I get a small thing of ube flavored ice cream almost everyday, and it is pretty awesome. Those of you who don't know what ube is, it's pretty much just a purple sweet potato. Buko (coconut) salad is really good, too. They just make coconut milk with some of the shavings and put a bunch of cut up fruit in it.
|David proposed to Kambria in the Pine Valley Chapel|
Oh right, I'm supposed to tell you what I did for New Year's. Well, we went home and ate a tub of ube ice cream, watched some church movies, and listened to people blow up sticks of dynamite. (Dynamite is much cheaper than just buying real fireworks, if you can believe that.) It's like 20 pesos here for firecrackers, which is like 50 cents in America. I didn't see any roasted pigs for New Year’s Eve, but I have seen the live ones and they're extremely huge! I never thought pigs could be this big...the most interesting thing I've eaten this week?.......the spaghetti. All the pasta they cook here is with like sweet tasting sauce...o and eating spaghetti with a spoon and fork is soo much easier haha...the most interesting thing I've eaten so far is squid from the Adonis. It was alright, but it probably wouldn't have been as good if it wasn't cooked in a really good sauce. Oh, and sunny side up eggs with chicken and sausage on rice is probably one of the greatest things ever. For breakfast, I usually just cook these top roman noodles called Lucky Me. Really good. Oh, another thing I ate that was interesting: Chicharon. Which is deep fried pig skin. It was pretty weird at first, but tastes really good with vinegar.
|Ringing in the New Year with Ward Mission Leader Al Abellera|
Well, I think that's about it. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable New Year’s. Definitely one of the warmest ones I've ever had. The work is moving forward here :). The language will arrive, perhaps suddenly one day I will be speaking fluently. Until then, I’ll just keep working away at it, and praying for the gift of tongues. The gospel is true everyone! Know it and live it.!
Mahal Ko Kayo
Elder Jordan “Only Teach By the Spirit” Royal