Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 27 Santo Domingo Philippines

Tuesday: Work is hard man. The people are just partying hard right now.  But we did teach this super magaling nanay.  She accepted a baptismal date after lesson one and told us she felt the spirit while I recited the first vision!  On the way home we got chased by dogs and I tried to bike away really fast but then my chain broke and the pedal slammed my calf and that hurt and My leg was all swollen and shtuff.  But the dogs ran away haha. They are all pretty much cowards, all bark but no bite.  Sucks though cause then we had to walk home cause the bike broke, and it was like a 40 minute walk. But Me and Elder Legaspi had some good talks.

Wednesday: Slow work still. But we got our bikes fixed and now they are way better than before.  I reading Jesus the Christ! It's so good and it brings the New Testament to life and explains stuff that might seem weird or confusing.  Also I learn lots about the culture of the times back then when Jesus was on the earth, and it just makes so much sense. 

Thursday:  Last day of 2015 what what what.  Had to go home at 6 pm cause the people are crazy and drunk and loud. There were tons of fireworks all night, and I mean ALL NIGHT! Hard to sleep haha. Also they kids all have these crazy home made air guns that they shoot and the sound is so loud and it sounds a lot like real guns. It scares me sometimes. It has sounded like a war zone 24/7 every since the people started celebrating Christmas.  

Friday: DAY 1 of da 2016!  We taught a les active, Tatay Tagelo. He is sad and drinks himself to sleep, and His wife and lots of his kids left him (cause he is mean when he is drunk). and so He was real sad during these holidays. He loves when we teach him though!  One of the members fed us and they were watching the new Maze Runner movie. Haha. ZOMBIES? REALLY? ANOTHER ZOMBIE MOVIE? 

Saturday:  We biked and biked and biked and got punted, punted punted.  But the nanay we taught on Tuesday remembered everything we taught her!  Even about priesthood and apostasy and dispensations!  

Sunday: Fast Sunday.  One of my favorite people surprisingly came to church! Tatay Gallardo!! He is an LA and maybe I'll tell his story another time. But YES. We have been trying to get him to come to church for ever since I arrived in Santo Domingo!  So then I sliced my finger somehow. Another owie.  And also we tried to teach one of our RC's, but her dad came home before we could start, and he was drunk as can be. (He is also a member but super less active cause the District President and him got in a fight way back, and now he is less active.) Like He could barely walk.  He came over to us, and was babbling in English, and he tried to steal my bag, and then when we tried to leave I shook his hand saying we were leaving and he gabbed my hand and didn't let go for like 5 minutes, and he was holding super tight, and it was the hand that I sliced my finger earlier, so that hurt. HAha. Finally we were able to leave, and me and Elder Legaspi laughed about it. It was really funny, and sad, and a little scary haha.

So that is my week. 

I love you all and wish you all the best for 2016. Remember the Lord in all things. Church is true. Book is Blue.

-Elder Andersen
Eat dat Jolly Bee DER

I eat dat Jolli bee even more dan hem



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