Saturday, April 19, 2014

March 30: Service Project

Mom! hey hey hey its Elder Lasley!
so its probably like 8 pm right now? yeah I think so! anyways,
A little bit about my week! 
It was good.
thats all.

just kidding ahaha
it actually was good. but I will go into some detail. mostly it was a regular week though. But! on Wednesday, we finally had a member work with us! In my whole 2 months here in Dasmarinas we just had a member work with us for the first time! its legendary! everything is so much easier when you have a member with you, its crazy! I mean most wards have members work with the missionaries several times a week, but our ward is a little bit...neglectful? yeah they just dont really pay as much attention as they should to helping the missionaries. but theyre abviously getting better because we actually had a member work with us! So I'm not sure if you know the rule about elder missionaries not being able to teach a lesson to females if there isnt another male over 16 present, but that is a rule. and its usually a rule that Elder Matina and I have a lot of trouble with! not as in we break the rule, just as in we are so dang obedient, we never enter a house unless theres another male present, so quite often we cant have lessons at certain places. like this one place! the daughter is a recent convert, but hasnt been visited by missoianaries in over 4 MONTHS because the missoinaires before us just plain didnt visit her, and every time we tried there was no male present! but finally on wednesday, we were able to teach her a lesson! her first lesson in 4 MONTHS. way too long. anyways, that was a good experience because she really wants to be involved in church, but she doesnt know where to start! Shes 13, and her and her mom are the only members in the family because her 2 older sisters have live-in spouses and need to get married first before they can be baptized. so its a difficult situation really. BUT perhaps that visit was the start of something golden. hopefully.
anyways, the rest of the week was pretty normal! We are obviously still visiting Vincent still because he is awesome and wants to be baptized more than anything, so his scheduled baptismal date is still April 19! woo hoo! 
we dont really have any other golden investigators right now. we obviously have others but every single one of them has a problem they need to resolve first before they can be baptized, whether it be marriage, a word of wisdom problem, a job on sunday, etc.
OH we also had a member work with us yesterday actually! so twice this week. its historic. revolutionary.
oh and one other thing we did this week! We had a service project and a family home evening in the sisters area again! it was at an investigator of theirs, and they were pretty wealthy ahaha. when we got there, the wife said like oh dont worry about cleaning anything, the yard is already clean! and we were all like what I thought this was a service project, so apparently there wasnt very good communication ahaha but thats okay! we cleaned her yard anyways, and then had dinner and got to know tha fam! so the wife is filipina and has one filipino child who is 27, and the husband is British! but he lives in africa right now because he is some kind of engineer doing work over there right now. and apparently theyre looking in to moving to taiwan because the husband doesnt like the heat in the philippines. so next week theyre going to taiwan to look for houses. its pretty weird.
anwyays, after dinner, we had a family home eveving! which was just a short lesson, and then an initiation into a filipino secret society called Booga-Booga. hopefully I can send you guys the video of my initiation. all it really is, is a prank ahaha.
but that was about our week! I'll send some pictures.

things sound great in flagstaff! hows the weather right now? is it spring yet? its the middle of the hottest season here right now, and it is just extremely unfathomably hot every single day from 12pm-5pm, constant sweating. tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day of the year too, yay! 40 degrees celcius which is about 105, and just you know, normal humidity of around 80%! should be a great day. and! I think I may need some new socks, in the next package you happen to send, could you include some dress socks? preferably no super high socks either. I mean obviously high enough to be dress socks, but not like knee high or anything. oh oh and also since you havent bought the chinos from pac sun yet, could you actually make the size on those 33 length and 31 waist? 32 waist would be fine too if thats all they have. but 33 is a better length. thanks mom! :)

anyways, I love you guys! I'll send some pictures now! 
Elder Lasley :)
Me Drinking Buko Juice from Fresh Buko
Buko (Kind-of like a coconut

 Basketball hoop

 Chicken Dinnah

 emailing on P-Day
 Failed District Picture

Successful District Picture

 Me and Elder Matinas

 Me and Hosh

 Me and Chihuahua

 Service Project


 Sketchy Bridge

 Small Jackfruit


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