Elder Jordan Royal

Elder Jordan Royal
Jordan hugs big sister Kelli

Monday, September 30, 2013


            Hey family!  I'm in Tarlac today for P-day and it's been a very, very long day.  All of the foreigners going home this year had to go to the office to get finger printed as a requirement for going home.  Then, we went to the hospital to get my chest X rays done.  It was cool to see my batch again for the last time before we gather together again in three weeks.  I went to the hospital with Elders Palmer, Dadizon, and Hawaikirangi for our required chest x rays.  (Normal results, by the way.  It’s all good.)  Sorry, but this email will probably be really short.  We have to get on the last bus to Gapan which leaves in about 45 minutes, so I don’t have a lot of time.  Unfortunately, I can't send pictures right now, because the computers here are terrible, so we'll have to wait until next week again.

Jordan at the Manila Temple last month.
We will be seeing him in this same spot in about three weeks
            The work was pretty good this week.  Some members from Cabanatuan Ward 5 came and worked with us on Tuesday.  Elder Hernandez was assigned there back in the day, so they came to visit and work.  We had a good time and were able to find a new future progressing investigator, Madel Mactal.  She's cool and really wants to know where to find to the truth.  Once we gave her a Book of Mormon, she read it and was really excited to know more about Joseph Smith and the Restoration.  We have another family where the mom reads the Book of Mormon all the time and expresses good understanding of it.  She really wants her family to be united in religion, and to be forever.  Sadly, none of them came to church yesterday.  All they have to do is come to church and they'll feel the Spirit, right?  (That is the most frustrating part of working in this area - it is just so difficult for people to get to church, because it is so far away.)

This picture was taken in May 2012 by Sister Adonis.
We had not seen it before, so figured we may as well include it now
            I hit my two year mark on Saturday, which was awesome!  We had a service project at the sisters’ apartment and that was pretty fun.  We just lifted a bunch of bricks while the others painted the inside of the sisters' new apartment.  It was pretty fun.  I know the sisters appreciated it.
            Again, I’m sorry that this email is not very detailed and has no pictures, but I'm in a bit of a hurry.  I'll hopefully have a lot more time, with much more to report, next week!  Love ya!
            Elder Jordan "Yay, No TB" Royal
A family gathering over the weekend in Salt Lake City for Aubrey's baby blessing
(Jordan will be in the next big family picture!)
David & Kambria with Aubrey for her baby blessing on Sunday

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