This week was wild. So many different things happened and it will not be forgotten. Starting on Monday, ElderTabaua and Elder Jimenez went home, so I've been with Elder Tabaua’s companion for the week. He will be transferring and I will get a new companion, Elder Aguirre, Pilipino. For the last 2 transfers, there have been 2 companionships in my house but now it will only be 1. President Bangal is changing the mission so there’s a max of 2 companionships in every unit. So in my unit, Sevilla Ward, we have me and Elder Aguirre, the Zone Leaders, then the Assistants to the President, Elders Pitt, Lloyd and Bin Salleh.
We helped the Sisters move houses on Thursday, I always say to myself that moves go waaay better when everything is packed up and ready to go when everyone gets there, so it can just be moved and then unpacked. But many times I have gotten to a house or a Missionary apartment and had them still packing, and the kitchen still completely untouched and dirty dishes in the sink. We packed up the first load, and as we were waiting for it to return, we played some games with coins in the now empty tiled room. One thing I really appreciate here is how kids here, and kinda adults too sometimes, make games out of just about anything, like a tin can and your flip-flops, that’s prime game material.
On Saturday we had a CSP (Community Service Project) helping to make the property flat where a house is about to be built, it was really fun but I hit my toe with a shovel so that kinda hurt. Afterwards we ate sinagang, grilled fish and tomatoes with salt all over rice. Then we went and ate at Macdo (McDonald’s), so we were pretty full by this point. Went home to quickly shower before going to the Area of San Fernando Ward to interview a really old guy for baptism. He was great in the interview, he spoke straight English and really understood what it means to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ.
Then to top it all off, on Sunday morning at about 2:00 I couldn’t sleep, then at 4:00 I started puking and diarrhea-ing until about 830. We didn’t attend church, but afterwards the APs gave us a special sacrament (that’s when worthy Priesthood holders will visit and administer the Sacrament in homes to people who are not about to attend church. Mainly for very elderly or sick members.) I then asked for a blessing for the sick before we went out to work. Today I feel a lot better.
Merry Christmas y’all, I get to skype my fam next week. If any of you can’t visit all of your family, skype them too to share the Christmas Spirit :)
Helping sister Kat on how to make a flower made of paper.