Sorry about this family, but I have to go to the mission home and won't be able to email you this week. I don't know why, but President Martino wants to interview me. I don’t know anything other than it may involve moving to a new mission and learning a new language. Until next week, goodbye.
|At Family Home Evening at the Arahan home.|
Jordan with Elders Taylor, Talento, Edgar, Dadizon, and Pangan
|Jordan's MTC District - This picture is from November 2011|
(Sister Sharp was the only sister from their district to serve in the Angeles Mission)
We've been really working hard lately to find men to teach because there is such a great need for priesthood leadership here. Our branch is mostly composed of women (the active ones anyway). It seems that women here, in general are more receptive - perhaps because they are usually not married to alcohol or always away from their family on tricycles everyday (working as taxis). Since I raised the problem with drinking, I have a story for you (I have a lot of stories involving the alcohol impaired, but I'll share just this one). I saw that two investigators we were teaching while I was serving in Victoria were baptized recently. They were both from part-member families. Teaching one of them was very challenging, because his father was a raging alcoholic. He was ALWAYS drunk when we came to teach his son and was so incredibly distracting during the lesson that we would normally be unable to teach an entire lesson, because he would talk, and talk, and talk. But I'm assuming he cleaned up his act since I saw the baptismal picture earlier from Sister Martino's Smilebox that she does every week with pictures of baptisms across the mission. That was really cool.
|Another picture from Arahan FHE|