Some fun facts about the Philippines: they do videoke (like karaoke) allllll day, every day haha. Like every morning at 6:30 am I wake up to people singing popular American songs. Party in the USA is one of our neighbor's favorites. They are normally really off key and their accents are hilarious haha it makes me smile. I love their confidence!! They also don't shave their legs. I think that's something I might embrace while I'm here. They LOVE American noses and blue eyes. They always say contact lens? and stare at my eyes and nose haha. I love the Filipinos.
We are teaching some really great people. The young couple who gave us sprite and fudge cakes are the nicest people I've ever met. Every time we go over they listen to us and help me with my Tagalog and give us food and soda. Unfortunately, they said they will never become Mormon, but I have faith that they will have a change of heart! The read from the Book of Mormon and they think it's great but they refuse to come to church. But we are praying hard for them. We are mainly just visiting a lot of less actives and inactives. The Pakil Branch is really big, like 800/900 people. But only like 100 come to church. It makes me so sad. But yesterday was a miracle because 2 of the families we have been focusing on came to church!! We were so happy!!
It's been raining a lot the past couple days, I've loved it! Pakil is still the most beautiful place in the world and I feel lucky everyday to be having these experiences and serving these people. I love you all so much, thank you for the prayers and support! Read your scriptures!! I find so much comfort and strength in reading the Book of Mormon everyday. It really can change lives. I hope you all have a great week! Sorry no pics, we had to go to a different internet cafe and it doesn't work here.
Lots of love,