|We did not get any pictures from Jordan this week|
so here's a picture of Jordan's nephew Beckham
meeting cousin Royal for the first time last week
So I guess you've already seen the video of me playing volleyball at the chapel by now. [A member of the ward where Jordan is serving posted about five minutes of Jordan and his companion playing volleyball on a Preparation Day last month. It's posted on Facebook.] That was pretty fun, actually. We're probably playing later today, so we'll see how that goes. Oh back to basketball, I won the first series of our March Madness tournament this week winning four games to Elder Talento's two. It gets pretty intense in the house while we're playing, but it's just so much fun. Our next series will probably start tomorrow, so we'll see if I arise triumphantly once again this week (haha).
|David and Kambria will be married May 12th. We|
get to speak with Jordan May 13th for MOTHER'S DAY
Usually, OYMing (Open Your Mouth: or simply just finding people to teach by street contacting) doesn't really work, or it's not as effective as member referrals, but this week changed all that for me. We decided to go OYMing and see if we could find anyone to teach. To our astonishment, we found a family of about eight and their neighbor that we met and taught them the first lesson. I was just so surprised that OYMing actually works sometimes (imagine that). The next people we contacted the same way were two elderly couples, who seemed really interested. We didn't get to teach one of them, because they were on their way to the hospital, because she's been having problems lately, so we arranged to teach them either this week or next week. The other couple we found are Methodists, but they were willing to listen. Just goes to show you that OYMing DOES work sometimes. I remember experiences I had with working with the missionaries back home in Vegas. Most of the time that I would go teach with them, their appointments would fall through, so I didn't really experience that many lessons with them. However, every time that I was with them, we were able to find people through OYMing.
Tomorrow is Zone Conference in Cabanatuan. I always love zone conference. We get to see the Elders from the other zones, receive direction from President Martino, and - also importantly = we get mail (haha). We're going to try to talk to the Zone Leader of Cabanatuan tomorrow to challenge them to a zone-on-zone basketball game sometime before the transfer ends. We also need to discuss about getting zone t-shirts, because we still haven't received one yet. We're going to the Bowcutt's house in Cabanatuan today for lunch and basketball, so that should be awesome. Wow. Sorry for such a short email, but I can't really think of anything else that happened this week. Well, I guess that's about it for me. The work is still progressing here and we're going to continue to tear it up here. Mahal ko kayo. Have a great week everyone!
Elder Jordan "March Madness Champ (so far)" Royal
|Beckham and Royal are gonna be a lot bigger by the time Elder Royal gets home|