|Jordan did not send new pictures this week, but we found this one of him at a|
YSA Family Home Evening in Tarlac, January 2013
|Jordan with Tatay Atchuela in Tarlack, January 2013|
A lot of the members here were surprised and sad that Elder Dadizon transferred. He was assigned to Dingalan Bay (Bongabon Zone: My first zone in the mission.) He had been here for six months, so he had obviously become very close to a lot of people here. Elder Dadizon and I had a lot of fun during our time together. We had four baptisms in the four weeks that we were together. Even though I still get confused sometimes about the area, I will manage fine and we will accomplish a lot here. We have two baptisms planned on March 23rd, Dinera and Gracia Taruk. They are from a part member family that Elder Dadizon and I found a couple of weeks ago, and they have been progressing well since the first lesson. They are some of the best investigators that we have here. They read everything that we give them, understand it, prayed about it, and have developed their own testimonies of it. We met their mom for the first time on Saturday. She has been a member for over 20 years, but stopped attending church many years ago. What we did not know is that she has also been reading the assignments that we have given to her children, even though we had never met her, and she came to church for the first time in years. She is very excited to be coming back to church and we were very happy to see when she arrived. That is a great example of the joy that comes from sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving others with the goal of bringing them back to Him, right? It is always a blessing to bring families together. I love the Rescue Program. I love being a missionary!
Even though my birthday is still three months away, since you asked what I would like in a birthday package, here are some ideas. (I'm not really sure what I want to be totally honest.) Maybe a new pair of workout shorts would be cool. (That probably sounds a bit crazy, but it’s the first thing that came to my mind.) I really don't know what else besides food, protein, and other goodies that you would want to throw in there. Hopefully, the package won't get flooded again, plagued with mold and gross bugs (although that was actually pretty cool, I must say).
|We can't see Jordan's basketball shorts in this photo (taken in January 2013, Tarlac).|
We only know he wants a new pair for his birthday
Well. I think that's about it for me this week. I hope that everyone is enjoying life there. Ingat kayo. Love you all!
Elder Jordan “Loves But is Also Annoyed With New Reporting Requirements” Royal
|I can't remember if we ever posted this family picture from Thanksgiving 2012 . . . but it's worth reposting anyway|