Sunday, June 26, 2011
After a very rainy day, Sam waded through this water for 15 minutes on his way to an investigator's house. I hope he was wearing sandals! As you can see, the people there are very used to this kind of thing! He said his legs got a very good workout.
Monday, June 20, 2011
An excerpt from his email: 6/20/11
I have been transferred to the neighboring area in the city, Manduriao, awnd am ith Elder R. as zone leaders of Iloilo zone. It's the biggest zone in the mission, so no pressure right?! It's crazy that the amount of responsibility just went up again, but I’m very excited for it. I am happy to be able to serve the elders and sisters in the zone.
Just for a fun story, my first night in the area we went to one of the furthest members in our area, and got to walk for about 15 minutes through knee-high water on the roads because it rained so hard earlier in the day! That was fun. Gave my legs a good work out.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sam is doing so great in the city of Iloilo! He has had some great experiences teaching people that turn out to be so ready to hear the gospel. He is coming up on his 1 year mark, and we can hardly believe it. But we are not focusing on it because we do not want to begin a "countdown". We do not want him to waste any minutes of the year he has left. Recently he was asked by a lady to watch her "tiungee" and he attached this photo so we knew what that meant. I swear the kids in the Philippines are the cutest things I have ever seen! OK--not really "things" but you know what I mean. This other photo is of him and his companion Elder B from Idaho. I think they are 2 peas in a pod!