Your steak dinner sounds like it was really good. I didn't have steak last night (I had it last week though, with rice) but Brother Cuay cooked us a bunch of fish dishes with a side of baby potatoes and onion rings. There was some grilled fish in really spicy sauce and then some raw fish that had been marinated in vinegar for a couple of hours and served with sauce (that was super good...the vinegar kind of 'cooks' the meat. I ate quite a bit of it). I definitely miss the garden veggies at home though.
We were coming back from playing soccer/volleyball at the field close to the stake center here and we saw a whole bunch of the temple workers from
drive in to the stake center. I met and
Elder and Sister Barfuss from Manila . They are related to Brett Barfuss. It
was good to chat with them for a little while. I also got to chill with Elder
Palmer a little bit this week. He came and lived in our house right after he
finished his term as AP. He's a way cool missionary. I think Sister Pink has
some pictures of me and him together. Medicine Hat
This week was okay. I have a new companion now and he is THE
MAN. haha. His name is Elder Adorza, and he's
from Lette (pronounced lay-tee) in the southern . He's probably 5'1 or 5'2, but he's one
of the buffest guys I've ever seen. He is in to probably 5 different types of
martial arts...his favorite one is from Philippines . I forget what it's called but they only
use their elbows and knees to fight. Pretty crazy. I really like him a lot -
our work is already getting a lot better and we were able to find some new
investigators this week! Thailand
We had some more good lessons with that family from
this week. They came to church this week
and said that they had a good experience there. We shared a quick message to
them and their family, and then started teaching their 12 year old son who
wants to be baptized. It was great because the Dad and the older brother shared
their testimonies and contributed a lot to the lessons. My companion bore his
testimony too in English, which was really hard for him I'm sure (he doesn't
speak any English), but it was amazing how the spirit entered in the room
because he had the faith to open his mouth and share those things that he felt
with them...even if he wasn't sure if they would understand. It all came out
great and the lessons were just awesome all around. Australia
We've been a little braver about going house to house this week too...the responses we get here are pretty funny sometimes. We had walked up to a house yesterday and 'tao po-ed' it (called in from the gate), but nobody came out. As we turned to walk away, the owner of the house (a woman, probably 40+) walked up from the road and we said hi to her and tried to introduce ourselves. All she said was 'thank you' in English and then ran into her house and shut the door. Pretty weird, but we laughed about it later.
I'm really excited to start working with my new companion here. We have a baptism coming up next week and we plan on finding a
LOT of people. As many as will listen to us.
Bahala sila kung ayow nila, haha. (it's their loss if they don't want to
I love you guys.