"And any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom, and fail not to continue faithful in all things, shall not be weary in mind, neither darkened, neither in body, limb, nor joint; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And they shall not go hungry, neither athirst." - Doctrine and Covenants 84:80

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ano ang mabuti sa barangay?! (What's good in the hood)

     Just 20 days left!! So crazy how fast it's gone by. It goes by a bit faster now, especially on Sundays cause i'm busy with my leadership meetings now.
     Well let's see what happened this week... My companion and I blessed the sacrament in Tagalog on Sunday and in two weeks my district is singing in sacrament and we're gonna do Joseph Smith's First Prayer in Tagalog but in the "Come Thou Fount" tune. Naks. Tuesday Neil L. Anderson of the Twelve came and spoke at our fireside. It's so amazing hearing from an apostle about missionary work now that it really applies to me more than ever. I gave my first blessing to a sister in my district who was sick. Oh yeah, Conner (Cope) and Spencer (Donaldson) are here now! I see Spencer ALL the time. So fun. And Elder Conbear lives just the floor under me, so I get to see him all the time too.
     For TRC wednesday (TRC is when people come volunteer to be taught by the missionaries) Kyle N. came so my teacher Brother Langer had me teach Kyle. haha it was so sick. You'll have to get Jesse to come with Kyle next time and I can teach them both.
     Well the past couple days have been interesting. My companion has had some knee problems in the past and his knee has been hurting again lately so we've been at the doctors a lot. I should've told you guys so everyone could come visit. I was at the orthopedic office down in Provo for like 6 hours yesterday in the waiting room. But yeah kinda sucks, he's getting ACL surgery next Tuesday and so he'll have to stay at the MTC a bit longer and won't get to fly out with us. Poor guy. It was so weird being outside the MTC for the first time though. It was fun being outside in my missionary clothes though cause everyone was talking to me about where I'm from, where I'm going and all that. Got my first little taste of doing missionary work with the outside world. I even brought a couple Restoration pamphlets just in case I'd be able to teach someone while I was in the waiting room. Oh well, next time.
     That really is about it. Oh last Thursday-ish, my teacher Brother Langer asked me to be his companion and help him do a demonstration of "how to begin teaching" to a sister in my district who role played as an investigator. We taught in front of my district and for a couple other teaches as well. It was pretty naks gettin' to help prepare a lesson with someone who has already been on a mission. Pretty rough having to do it all in Tagalog still, but it wasn't too bad. The language is starting to come a lot easier now too. It's still super rough, but I can at least say what I want for the most part. I have a hard time thinking of what I wanna say and then translating all in my head and saying it in Tagalog, especially since the grammer and sentence structure doesn't translate directly over. It's getting better though. If I have stuff written down in English I can say in Tagalog pretty well. Only 3 more weeks to get fluent! No biggie.
     Yeah hopefully you guys are getting all these emails. Just reply back to them real quick so I can make sure you're getting them all. Should be one from each week now. The emailing here's a pain in the butt sometimes. I wrote a bunch of letters yesterday and I'll do some more today and send them out.
     Keep writting and sending me stuff!! only a few days left of that now. I'll be looking forward to my tall tee ;)
Mahal na mahal ko kayo!!
-Elder Peter Nicholas Molnar

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