|Zone Leader Conference|
On Friday, I went to Santa Rosa to conduct a baptismal interview for an investigator there. The interview went well and I got to meet some of the local members. One member that I met, Cherry, is lives in Reno with her husband who also served a mission here. She is only two months older than I am and has been married for four years. Anyway, Elder Iligan suggested that I only speak English to her and pretend that it was my first day in the mission field. So, I played along. As I started speaking to her in English, I found myself having the hardest time, because when I see a Filipino, my mind doesn't tell me to speak English, so it all came out sloppy. But she took the bait. She would talk with my companion about me in Tagalog and I just sat there pretending that I was not picking up every word of their conversation. When she would leave the room, I would talk with her family in Tagalog so they were in on our little game. It was actually really funny. Cherry eventually figured it. She was a pretty good sport about it. I also met someone visiting from Reno that came with Cherry. His name's Tommy. He is 21 and goes to the community college in Reno studying Animation. Tommy wants to work at Pixar or something. He was a pretty cool kid. I could speak English with him well, so I guess my English only goes blank when I try to speak it with Filipinos (haha).
|(From left): Jordan, Cherry, Cherry's sister, and a young woman holding a copy of|
The Book of Mormon in Tagalog
|Cleaning gutters was a very dirty job|
My birthday was pretty fun. I received some phone calls and letters from other missionaries and members, so that was fun. We didn't have any investigators or an increase in sacrament meeting attendance, which was disappointing, but I guess there's always next week. We worked with the branch missionaries Sunday evening and had a really great dinner. Thank you by the way to all of you who sent me birthday letters/emails. (Yes Mom, I did get that envelope with the letters in it and loved it!)
I hope that all is well in Las Vegas and that kids are now enjoying their summer breaks. I'm excited for it to start cooling down here. This may be my last full week in Cab with transfers coming up on June 20. I expect I will be moved to my last area soon. Man, that is so hard to believe! K. Love ya'll! Stay safe!
Elder Jordan "21:Black Jack" Royal
|Jordan at a driving range on a zone activity|