HEY!! aight so let's see..
Hahah, so taylor got his toenail "fixed" too? Ha, well if it makes him feel better, once I'm not so busy, I'm gonna have to go back and get another one taken off. Ha...oh well.
Aight, so let's see. update. So I'm leading the area as of now. My new comp, who is also our district leader, is Elder Hubble. He's a way funny kid from Mesa, Arizona. We have a blast. We always walk around and beat box and freestyle rap. Haha! We're so white! Here, this is one of our normal days we've had so you can get a feel of how things have been going. The other day, we had a few good lessons then got punted a few times so we we're kinda walking around for a minute trying to find places to go. We stopped by a less active family. the parents both work internationally, so they haven't been in town for 3 months. I got to meet the mom, and she was so excited about her kids. Her oldest has been less active for a while now since they're always gone, but we've been working with him and the Single Adults have done a great job in reactivating him. And she was so stoked 'cause now her son wants to go on a mish. She had a co worker I met. He was taught by missionaries about 10 years ago and loved it, but had to stop because of his job. But I talked to him for a while and we got his info, so missionaries can go back. So sick! That guy's basically ready to get baptized. No joke. Then we were walking around, just gettin' hit on by all the school girls and having Dragonball Z fights with little kids on the streets. Just the usual. Ya know..
Ha! Then my comp saw this drunk guy totally hammered, walking around. So my comp told me I should talk to him. So I did. Might as well just for fun. Drunk people are funny. We walked with him for like two seconds and then we walked by his house and he was like,"you guys coming in?" And then walked inside. We were gonna just give him a pamphlet, but he walked inside too soon. We had time, so we were like, ha might as well. Went inside. His family was there and was kinda laughing like, "What the heck, drunk dad just brought home these two goofy lookin' white kids". But they were super nice. It was kind of a joke at first and we had some very interesting talks with the drunk guy. He kept talking in third person and he kept asking, "Would you believe my name's Alex?" But we talked with the fam a bit about the church, and they said we could come back. surprisingly. And they were actually pretty enthusiastic about it too. Lots of Word of Wisdom issues and abuse in the family. I could tell pretty easily. We went back the other day, but couldn't teach cause only girls were there. But I'm way stoked to help this family, and they were super excited to see us. But there's the drunk guy who's 57, and he has a couple kids who have their own kids and families. Sick! And they're all dentists so they're way loaded. But yeah!
Oh, I met my first Down Syndrome Philippino the other day.He gave me a hug and told me he missed me, gave me his number and asked for "a bible". Ha!
Leading the area's good. It's really helped my Tagalog too, which is good cause it still sucks. S'all good though. I was pretty proud. My comp and I had to end up teaching Gospel Principles class at church, so he taught half then I taught half. I actually taught pretty well, but don't worry For some reason, some of my lessons later that day, my Tagalog wasn't too good. God made sure to humble me.
Oh, last night we went to the temple and took a bunch of families and a couple of our recent converts. They put Christmas lights up kinda like a lil' temple square, and we did a tour for the missionaries and our homies we brought. Way sick!
Eh that's about it for now. See ya next week! Literally!! Via Skype. I'll set up a Skype and get it to work, but I'm calling on Christmas day for me at 11:00 am, my time. So that's I think 8:00 pm Monday night for you guys? Invite whoever: Brittany, Weston, Ben. It'll be good to see you guys. I can't wait! I guess just stay near the computer and we'll make it work.
PS: I started doing P90X every morning, so when you see how fat I've gotten, don't freak out too much.
Love ya guys!
Oh, and tell Bishop Soper, thanks for the letter. I liked it a lot. Sorry, I never have time to write much.