Sunday, October 31, 2004
Only in the Philippines will you see people, lots of people, in the cemetery on Halloween Night. When we walked past, virtually the whole city was there. They had big lights set up so they could see and everything. It was crazy! We had our own little celebration here. We bought some Oreos when we were last in San Jose and we ate them all tonight. It was probably way too much sugar but it sure tasted good.
Work wise today was a more productive day than most. After lunch we went out and visited a family just outside of Calintaan on the way to Conselew. We taught an ok, but really long first lesson there. The spirit was there and it was refreshing to actually teach a good full length discussion. We also taught a good/ok first to a family that Sis Alihandro introduced to us. This one wasn’t quite as good. Elder Cox and I decided that we don’t like flirty girls today. Some friend of Sis Alihandro’s came with us to the second discussion that we taught. She was probably about exactly our age and as flirtatious as could be. What made it worse is that we had to follow them across the beach in the dark. The whole way she was just trying to flirt. It was very annoying.
Church today was interesting. Our attendance was only 35, which is the lowest it’s ever been. What made it interesting was that Pres. Isla taught both Sunday school and the combined Priesthood and Relief Society meeting. For the Priesthood we just read some of Alma 5 and people commented as we were reading. For Sunday school we read out of the Priesthood manual about professions. It was a really long time to sit and listen to him talk. Wow it seemed really long.