Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jacksons email...January 28th
1.The chicken intestines were.... SO good!! haha they look so gross and sound gross but they are so delicious!! They have this nice smokey flavor to them and they put this way good sauce stuff on them and it makes it so masarap!!(delicious)
2. HAHAHA the first picture is me with a lighter and some bug spray, and one night I decided to put the two together and make a nice little flamethrower and then to have elder Guard take pictures of me while doing it!
4.YES, but i did not get the call this week): they just called elders who were older in the mission(Elder Murdock) and they have 20 missionary's there but my mission president says I will go there just nobody knows when I will go there, I hope soon, I was so jealous to hear the missionary's that were going back!! And the 20 are going back!! and the temple is the Manila temple also let me know who what you think of Pam haha i am really curious!!
That sucks that everyone has been sick, I guess one thing good about the warm climate of the Philippines is that there isnt really a cold or flu season haha, I hope everyone can heal quickly!! Thats crazy that people have already started walking through the house!! How long has it been on the market?? How much are you selling it for!! I wanna see pictures of the houses you are looking at, cause you need my approval to right?! I will be living in it for a short time, and maybe me and court will just live there after we are married haha(; I love the fall and the opportunity which it gives us, because with out it then we wouldn't be here and we wouldn't have gotten this opportunity to come to earth and gain all of the experiences which we have, the fall of Adam has been one of the greatest blessing we have been given! Any news on them Dodgers?? Are they being projected to win the world series?? Doesn't spring training start in the last week of Feb?! Freak thats crazy I miss baseball haha. I have not yet received the package, but I am hoping that I will get it soon!!
With love from the Philippines;
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Here is Jacksons letter we received last night. It was very unsettling to me as his mom. His dad says he will be fine! I have to know that he is being watched over and prayed for!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Here is Jacksons letter for the first week of the New Year! He sounds great, but had no pictures because they came straight from playing basketball. I guess the elbows are holding up!!
This week was a pretty solid week cause me and elder Guard posted our best numbers this week, we are so happy all of our hard work is paying off! The numbers we got arent that good for any other area but for us and opening up and area they are pretty good, so we were pretty stoked about it! Also one of our Inv we gave here a Bap date, she said no, but there is a twist she says not now cause she wants to tell her family(who are devoted Catholics)about her becoming LDS, but she said within the near future she will be baptized, I just hope it happens while I am still here, cause she is an awesome Inv the ones that you would find in a training manual for a missionary so its been really good teaching here! Another problem with here is her boyfriend is a member and an RM, so you would think oh good example right? No he is a rebellious member who is returning back to church and isn't a good influence on her so that kind of sucks! No new info on Tacloban missionary's but like i have said before January is the month that i hear they will start taking missionary there. The language is coming along okay, I can understand a lot more than I can say so there is still a language barrier but at least I can understand what they are saying for the most part! But elder Guard is helping me a ton! American food, like instant mashed potatoes, mac and cheese 5 pairs of mesh G's Doritos, and any other snack foods you can think of ahhaha! I want pics from you guys as well I love seeing the family!! Yeah I am the same way here, like they LOVE american music here so they play songs I know and they always take me back to old memories. I miss being at home and with the family, Its weird I have almost been out for another month! It is crazy how fast it is already going!! I Love getting familys emails they make me miss the little things about home! But I know that these people need me here and I am ready to Endure this long journey ahead of me but I am ready to enjoy it as well, I already love it here so much and no way want to leave, so I am ready to take the "bull by the horns" cause if i do i know i will be blessed my family will be blessed and also my own future family will be blessed! I love all of you so much and I have really gained a testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel and how much it can bless peoples lives and i love testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, all the people we teach know how much i believe they are true!
Remember there are always opportunity for us as members to be missionary's! Take on this task and do all that you can to bring as many people unto Jesus Christ!
I love you all and hope you have an amazing week and day!!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Here is Jackson's letter we got New Years Eve
Hello fam!! It was so good to hear from you and see all of your faces!!(: It looks like you all had fun snowboarding/skiing? I was pretty jealous when I got the pictures! I miss doing things with the fam and also I miss snowboarding!! But they don't have snow here so i cannot really go and do that! haha oh well! How are you guys doing? What is everyone doing for new years?! Its absolutely crazy here!! You wouldn't believe how nuts people go over new years and how many fireworks people use!! It was pretty awesome tho!! But let me know how you guys are doing!!
But my week has been pretty solid, the work wasn't that great during the start of the week cause of Christmas Eve,Christmas,and Christmas calls, but at the end of the week our work really started to pick up! Also this weeks work is going solid so far! We have already beat our numbers from last week and its only Wednesday!! We have this one Investigator who lives right next door to us who has been really receptive to our message and seems accepting of it and she told me and Elder Guard that she already considers us family, its so nice to know that I have family here and I have a family back home as well! So me and elder Guard are pretty stoked about that!! Also we have 3 solid Inv who will have Bap dates hopefully by the end of the week! So we are really excited about that!! But I really love this place, and I love the people. Its already been such a humbling experience and I have only been here for a month and a half! But I am still curious how much longer I am going to be here cause President Sperry told me January as well but he doesn't know how many missionary's are are leaving and he doesn't know who yet either so nobody really knows exactly when people are leaving or staying, but I really want to go back to Tacloban cause that's where I was originally assigned and also I miss my comps from there and want to see them really bad especially elder Oakes. But I am going to enjoy my time here while I am in QCNM and while I am with Elder Guard cause we love our area and we love being comps! Its crazy that I have already been here for 1 transfer!! 15 more to go haha, but I excited to serve and know i am here for a reason! I love getting your emails they make me so happy and i get so inspired when I read them! Love and miss you all!!
What are your plans for New Years tan and ty? Are you going to party party? haha How was snowboarding and skiing? how did you do tanner? Were you struggling and being A-Gone on the Mtn? haha Ty how was your new board? The pics looked way dope! and me and elder Guard said that you looked way legit with your long hair and all of your snowboarding gear! I am surprised a 15 year old want hitting on you, thats usually the type that digs the dew haha just kidding! What are you doing tan to get ready for baseball? are you practicing? Just work your butt off and you will be rewarded I promise! Let me know how you two are doing love and miss ya so much, I really miss playing wiffle ball in the back yard with our intense 3 inning games and the tournaments we would do that usually ended in a fight haha but I miss that, I miss that a lot!
I loved hearing from you this week and cannot wait to hear from you all again love you all so much!
Love Elder Howell