So the rumors were true after all. I am now a zone leader in Cabanatuan, serving in Branch 8 with Elder Dadison. Elder Dadison is an awesome guy. We get along great. We both go home at the same time. Before I tell you all about Cabanatuan and transfers, I guess I'll start with the beginning when I left my beloved area of Victoria.
|While "real Jordan" was being transferred to Cabanatua, "fake Jordan" was hanging out with us|
at Royal's 1st birthday party and sporting a mustache
|Here, Kelli and Royal celebrate Royal's first birthday. If you look carefully, you can see "fake Jordan" "blowing up" the picture in the background (ha)|
The bus ride to Cabanatuan went by a lot faster than I thought it would. I think it was only about an hour trip. When I got to the Cabanatuan Stake Center (where I now attend church). Oh, and gues what we have in the chapel here (. . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . ) . . . AIR CONDITIONING!!! I saw a lot of familiar faces. The first Elder I saw was my good 'ole trainer/tatay, Elder Declaro, who's still in San Isidro. He showed me a picture he took on his camera when Brad and Whitney came to visit there, so that was both cool and a bummer (since I would have loved to have seen them, too). I met two other elders that met Brad and Whitney: Elder Pangan from Balibago (who's now in my zone and in my house) and Elder Neemia from Cabiao. Yeah, I’m a little jealous that all these other guys got to see my visiting family, but that's fine. At least some people got to meet them and tell me about it. I also saw Elder Talento again, who I swear has gained like 20 or 30 pounds since I last saw him. He used to be pretty thin and buff, but now has gotten really chubby (haha). He's still awesome, though. I'll be seeing them both again tomorrow at ZL/DLC in Cabanatuan. Elder Talento's still in Baler, so he's sleeping at our house tonight, because they're extremely far away. Elder Dadison and I met up and moved into my new house, which is pretty close to the stake center and really close to the senior couple (Elder and Sister Lutz). It's the same house where Elder and Sister Bowcutt lived, so I have a lot of good memories from that house. It makes me miss the Bowcutts, though. They were great missionaries and we became good friends.
|Here are some pictures of Brad and Whitney's trip to Cabaio posted by Danica Patiag,|
whose family Brad taught and baptized in 2003-04
|Danica with Beckham at church in Cabaio last Sunday|
I was going to send you pictures this week, but I left my camera in our rat-infested house. Saya. (Yeah, we're trying to kill 'em.) Oh well. I guess I'll have to send you twice as many pictures next week.
Thanks for the updates on everything. Good luck on your mission, Chelsea! I know you'll love it! I hope that you all have a good week. Today starts the nine week transfer, so I have a lot time to get to be with Elder Dison and become familiar with the area. Ight. Ingat everyone! Mahal Kita!
Elder Jordan "Zoolander” Royal
|Since Jordan did not provide any pictures this week - we want to include another one from Royal's birthday!|