Friday, March 25, 2005
Well the craziness of “Holy Week” continued today with people parading down the street toward the church early in the morning and then people doing “penance” throughout the day by whipping themselves and marching around town. It was pretty nasty and I have no idea where they got the idea to do that from.
Other than all the craziness today was a pretty good day. We were picked up by the Van Ormans this morning at 7:00 to go to El Progresso farm for the youth activity that the district was doing. Elder McCauley and I taught a class on conducting music and about the hymns. It went well but it was just to a bunch of young women which was kind of strange. The youth camp was overall, I think, a big success. The youth and leaders both are really enjoying it.
After our teaching them, Elder Miller and Elder Boucher took us back to Calintaan. While they were taking us back the assistants called/texted and told us transfers. Next Wednesday I’ll be transferring to the Dasmariñas zone in Cavite Province. I’ll be the district leader for 4 elders and 2 sisters and my proselyting area is Alfonso. My new companion is Elder Durrant from Idaho and I’ll be follow-up training him. I’m feeling sort of bittersweet about this. I’ve really come to love the members and investigators here in Calintaan. More on that later.
The rest of the day went well. We had a good visit with Bro Fantuyaw and talked about authority and baptism. We also tried to help him see that his prayers have already been answered. We also met with Bro Aldana. We were just going to read with him but then we found out that he is feeling really discouraged about having to wait for six months. We helped him a little bit I hope. The spirit was there and both Elder Cox and I felt that we were being guided. To top off the day, we walked back to Calintaan from Malitiquang.