“True Tagalog”

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Today was a good day I guess. We didn’t reach any lessons and we had no findings. We did get to spend a little bit of time with a sister in reading the Book of Mormon. She was just baptized and she’s already reading in Ether. She was a really nice lady. We also went to Bro Andales tonight. The Tardio sisters shared with him a message about following Christ. He’s really nice and if he starts again coming to church again we’ll just wait to get him baptized. The older of the Tardios is applying for a mission. When she goes she’ll be one of the first, if not the first, coming from our branch here. It’s great here. Everyone speaks true Tagalog and it is so beautiful! I feel like I’m killing a good thing when I try to teach in it. I really need to practice my diction so that people will understand me better. A bad thing happened though, when we came out here yesterday, I left all of my food at the house in San Jose and so I have no food and I have to eat Elder Cox’s food until we go back into San Jose to buy more. One of the problems that we have here in Calintaan is that every single male in the whole area is out cutting rice. We went tracting and we only saw three adult men! It’s really weird here and different from the city. Of course it’s amazingly beautiful but I still miss the good people of my last area.

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