Elder Jordan Royal

Elder Jordan Royal
Jordan hugs big sister Kelli

Monday, July 29, 2013

"Who Could it Be? Believe it or not it's [insert name of new companion here]"

            "Believe it or not I'm walking onto another transfer, I never thought it’d go by so fast!"  (Sing that loud and with great feeling to the theme song of America's Greatest Hero.  [If you are not sure about the theme song, the editors have kindly and quite thoughtfully prepared a link: "Greatest American Hero" theme song.  As an added bonus, because the editors feel like going the extra mile today, here's a link to a scene from a Seinfeld episode where George uses the "Greatest American Hero" theme as a phone message: George's phone message.]

            Yep.  It's transfer day again.  When did the Church decide to do only three week transfers????   Oh wait.  It's still only six weeks.  It definitely doesn't feel like three weeks, though.  I think every transfer goes by faster and faster.  So yeah, we'll find out tomorrow who my new companion will be.  The office has been giving some hints that Elder Cabato is transferring, so I guess we'll find out tomorrow for sure, right?  I'd prefer to be together for another transfer, so it would make Gapan my last area, but anything can happen on transfer day.  But if he does transfer, I'm pretty sure I can lead the area.  We have a lot of places that we haven't been to yet that I could take my new companion to find people to teach, which would keep us very busy. 

Jordan and Elder Cabato with members of the Galang family
Jordan and Elder Cabato with the rest of the Galang family
            We had a good week.  We taught Shane and Arturo again.  They have been making great progress since they went to church for the first time last week.  Shane and Arturo's wife came to church yesterday, but Arturo didn't come because he was waiting for phone call from the eye doctor to schedule his surgery.  That was a bummer, but hey, at least he's making progress.  Tatay Rogelio passed the sacrament yesterday, which was really cool.  Since we're assuming Elder Cabato's leaving, he said his goodbyes to everyone in the ward and took some pictures.  He's been here since December, so he has grown very close with everyone.  It would be sad if he left, but hey, that's the “revelation” we have received.  

Jordan with his new companion (ha)
            We went with a member in the ward to her bukid on Thursday to plant some banana and mango trees with the missionaries in our District, so that was cool.  We had to make a trail using a machete and shovels to get to the spot.  We were all getting bit by giant black ants on our feet which was painful, but everything went well.

Service project last week, from left: Elders Ontoria, Wilson, Royal & Fatani
             I'm sorry, but this email is going to be really short.  We still have to do our monthly reporting and I haven't even started it yet! :/ Pambihira.  Mahal ko kayo!  Ingat kayo lagi!  Remember that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the Savior of the World stands ready to bless every heart and soul with His love and saving grace.  I am grateful to be able to share that message of joy as one of His representatives.  Thanks for the emails of support and love!


            Elder Jordan "Pogi pa rin" Royal



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