|Jordan posing as "Easy Rider," Filipino style|
|Jordan and E. Rabino with a YSA group on New Year's Eve|
Alright, I don't know whether I mentioned this last week or not, but James Guzman, Korin, and Jomel Lucas have new baptismal dates this month that will happen on Jan. 19 (James) and Jan. 26 (Korin and Jomel). We've planned all of our teaching appointments for the month with them, so we should be finished with all of the lessons before then. James' interview is this Friday, so that's awesome. No, it’s way beyond awesome!
On New Year's Day, one of the recent converts here in the area wanted us to change our schedule and come to her house that day to meet her daughter before she returns for work in Angeles. So we decided to have an FHE there with some of the YSA and our Ward Mission Leader. Bless Nanay Elsa (RC), she's great and wants all of her children accept the Gospel. We had a really enjoyable FHE and her daughter enjoyed it, so hopefully that'll get her to contact the missionaries in that area. I took a lot of pictures there, but they didn't come out good at all, but I guess you'll like them anyway. One of the YSA brought a really old hymn book with her. It was printed in the 1940s with all of the old hymns and stuff in there including, "Come thou Fount of Every Blessing," so I took a picture of that to show you guys. It was the first time that I've seen an original hymn book that old. I wasn't expecting to ever see one, especially not here, but it was pretty cool. A lot of the song names in the old hymn book are different from the ones in our hymn books today. There are even some in different keys.
|Hymn Book Jordan refers to above|
Well, I think that's about it for now. Oh, did we ever find out my BYUnetworkID? Because I could get an interview with President Martino for my ecclesiastical endorsement for the application. I'm really sorry that I can't remember the password, or the screen name, or the security question, so hopefully something will happen. I'm glad that you guys had a really good week and hope that you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve/Day.
Oh, I met the Sister Missionaries earlier today from Kalikid, so thank you Nanay Adonis for saying hi :). I hear that the area's going great. I forgot the names of the Sisters, but one of them has been there for seven months now. Lucky. I would've loved another two transfers there, but it is what it is. Unfortunately, they say that some of the people that we taught and baptized are already less active :_(, but at least some of them are active :). The sisters said that they even baptized one of our former investigators there who didn't get baptized, because her husband didn't want her to come to church, but I guess the husband's good with it now, so that's awesome. Like it says in Preach My Gospel, "No effort is wasted." Well, I will email talk to you guys again next week.
Ingat. Mahal kayo.
Elder Jordan "Class of 2013" Royal