Hey y'all! What a year it's been! Sorry it's been a while since I last emailed. I have enjoyed 2017 more than I could ever express but looking forward to 2018.
I have learned a 3 vital things this week...
Filipinos party a lot harder than Americans.
New Year last night was pretty much the craziest thing I have ever experienced. Of course we stayed up til, because you know, we would be crazy if we didn't. Any who, we walked out on the street last night at around for the last 10 minutes , and hot dang you could see fireworks in every which direction and couldn't hear a single thing. You could barely hear yourself think because of the noise of the fireworks. And the craziest part is there are so many wires here along with the streets being so skinny, so seeing these people set these fireworks off about made my heart drop because I was envisioning nothing but bad things happening. Like I wouldn't have been surprised if someone got hit, but thank goodness I can happily report that no one lost an eye or finger.
Penoy people are so sweet and love to feed the missionaries.
We literally the past few days have had nothing but appointments with food at the end. Like we would out of nowhere get a text from a member saying, "Elders come over and eat". And the thing is we cant say no or we look like chumps, so we have been stuffing our faces nonstop the past few days! For example, yesterday () We had church until 10, then a lunch appointment at followed by another dinner appt at 3 then curfew at 6. And while we were at the house for curfew, we had 4 times where people came over and brought us food, and to top it all off we cooked taco ourselves last night.
When push comes to shove, I still GOT it.
Last night me and my roommate both had to use the bathroom as we were walking home. And we only have one restroom at the house so we decided to race and whoever got there first got to use it first. And ohhhh...I smoked him.... he didn't think I still had it in me, but little did he know.
Things going on in the mission are awesome. We should have 5 baptisms coming up in January. Most are PM families and then the others are referrals. I love the work here and love the people even more.
I would love to hear how you all are doing, it's been a while ;)
Happy New Year! It's going to be a great year! See you all this year! :)