|Jordan, challenging the world to a Thumb War|
Let’s see, where to start? Let’s begin with Zone interviews this with President Martino. I had to give my first "interview workshop" as a zone leader, which turned out to be better than I thought it was going to be. We'd spent a couple of hours the day before preparing for it, so I'm just glad that it turned out okay. We're actually going to have a mini transfer on the 28th for just new trainers and possible emergency transfers. So, I guess that'll be interesting to see what happens. (That will be my 17th month mark. Pretty crazy.) I can't believe that my mission has gone by this fast! Elder Dela Paz and his batch are now eight months in the mission. That means that I trained eight months ago! What the heck?? Dylan Kirkland from Silverado Ward will be home from the Australia Melborne Mission just next next month!! Now, that makes me feel pretty old in the mission. Well, this has turned into a jumbled mess, let's get to the really important stuff.
|Baptism of Raquel and Thalia. Jordan here with Elders Dadizon (far left) and Cohen (far right)|
|Jordan & Elder Cohen chillin' after a busy Saturday|
Thalia and the Manuels were late to sacrament meeting for the first time ever, so Thalia wasn't confirmed. Of all the days to be late. Thalia's boyfriend, Nathan (who we've taught once), also came to church with her. He's been telling the young men in the ward that he's going to marry Thalia in the temple, which would be an awesome thing to say if he was older. But, they're only 16, so that won't happen for a while. They’re young and all those plans could change in a couple of years - especially if he gets baptized and then goes on a mission. I actually taught Gospel Principles class for my first time on my mission, and it was pretty fun. The classroom was absolutely packed. We had 10 investigators at church with some of the recent converts also in the classroom. I enjoyed it a lot.
|Poor diseased ridden vermin never saw it coming|
Oh right. We finally caught and killed one of the rats in our apartment! We trapped it in a corner and then forced it into a big plastic container. We'd been trying to catch that thing for about a week now, so it was a good success. It tried to jump out of the container a couple of times while we were trying to exterminate it. Anyway, he’s gone all the way of the earth. So that's one down, and at least two left. We found another one the night afterwards, so he'll be our next target. (These rats are going down!)
So I guess that's it for this week. I hope that everyone enjoyed “Araw ng maraming gastos" (day of spending a lot of money) or sometimes called "Valentine's Day" or "Single's Awareness Day" (only David will get that one). Have a great week and be safe. Mahal ko kayo.
Elder Jordan "Astig pa rin" Royal