Mission Call

Mission Call

Dropping CJ off at the MTC!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

July 26, 2010

Part of her Email to MOM
This week has gone by crazy fast. I know you wish i was there during all these times (trust me, i do too sometimes!) but just think how fast time will go and ill be home before you know it... ive been gone for 6 months today! crazy thought!

Our apartment is really great actually. i like it better than my first (its much cleaner and less critters inside). We cook for lunch every day but usually for dinner we eat with a member. Its not like dinner appts like america... its just like who evers house we are at they usually feed us and if not we just go to the BBQ haun before going home. The Tutor family (recent converts) feed us most the time. We are really close with their family... i love them so much. They have 4 daughters and 1 boy. We are teaching one of their salingan or neighbors (the Laurente family) and since they are getting baptized this week we are there most nights teaching them and then go to the Tutor's for dinner. When we cook at home for lunch we always cook fresh food. We love vegetables and such. We dont have an oven, just a stove. Im learning some delicious dishes to make when i get home :)
Also our bathroom in our apt is great. Much cleaner and the shower head actually works so no more bucket showers. The water is still freezing but its all good... it comes with the package.

Well have tons of fun at the reunion and tell everybody hi and give them all big hugs for me!! i will miss eating grandmas sandwiches that we mass produce and then carry in the bread sacks to the beach... and all the other things that come with the thornock family reunion! I love you all so much! Especially you mom!!

Gugma Daghan
Sis. Carissa Jones

Well this week has been great... we have been busier than ever! I love these people so much! im debating on if i should ever come home! joke.. haha... but seriously... i love them!

We are having a baptism on friday and are so excited. A family, the Laurente family, is being baptized. A mother, father and one of their boys. They are actually the first people i met and taught here in Albuera that first day here! And it was the first lesson... they had just been contacted a few days before i got there. It has been amazing to see their progression and how the gospel has completely changed their lives. Sister Fe is the funniest, strong willed little lady and you can see how the gospel has softened her. She is still spunky and full of life but more difnified and doesnt get heated about little tiffs. And brother has made some big changes. He completely dropped drinking and smoking and you can tell he is so excited and ready for the blessings of the gospel. I love this little family so so much! i will send pics of the baptism next week.

We had a fun adventure hiking in the bukid (out in the middle of nowhere). And to add to the fun, it rained the whole time we were searching for this inv. house. We had never been there before and houses were few and far between so we just stopped at each one to ask where so and so lived... it was quite the adventure! I really love the Philippines! I think everyone should experience it!

Well im continuing to learn and grow spiritually. I cant believe the blessings that have come into my life because of the mission! Heavenly Father loves us all so much!! Remember that always! And he is always there if you let Him in. Scripture of the week... Helaman 14:31.... choose wisely! And remember you arent alone... He will help you choose the right if you listen to the Holy Ghost.

Gugma Kanunay
Sister Carissa Jones

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