Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Monkey

Beau sent me a picture of the monkey....looks scary! Hope the monkey lightens up! lol
Waiting to hear back about the acid, to make sure Beau's skin is alright!
Today started off pretty bad... I woke up, went to the bathroom to bathe and after I realized that I itched like CRAZY then it started to burn. And this Isn't normal burning this is like... insane, you want to die of pain and I asked my companion, what happened? and he said, "did you use the bucket?" and I said, "yes?" Then he said. I pored acid in there to clean the bathroom floor. And while this is going on, it feels like my skin is gonna separate and tear and I felt like I had no skin and that my flesh was out and I literally wanted to jump off a 10,000 foot cliff...... with a parachute, than glide into a freezing ocean and scream for the rest of my life. The pain went on for about 30 minutes.  This was the worst physical pain I think I've ever felt. I finally realized, I need to pray. So, I got on my knees and screamed a verbal prayer in the closet and the pain STOPPED. Utterly stopped. and I cried thanks to the lord and laughed with my companion about it haha. Then I went to brush my teeth and I asked my companion, "why is my toothbrush out of the refridge? and he said... oh that's yours?? and I said ya?... Then he said, I used it to clean the brown stains the neck off my shirt... than we laughed about that. hahaha. Then after that he was getting in the shower and he said oh ya, do the dishes. I didn't laugh... But I did them because serving others serves God so I did it with a smile on my face and right now at this very moment I couldn't be happier with my life!

So this week a district leader AND zone leader got Emergency transferred because of disobedience. A Fijian and a Utah kid. SHAKING MY HEAD. The funny thing is is that they told me when I met them, "its okay to be a little disobedient" so I said,"OK, I'll ask the prez" Anyways, there in huge trouble.

I had balot the other day. I do whatever my senior companion tells me to do so I just ate it. Well I chugged it haha. The feathers were chewy but over all, I liked it! Every transfer I think I'll eat 2, than next transfer 3, 4 ,5 and so on hahaha.

Well we extended 3 more baptismal dates...... and they all said Opo!!!! which is yes haha. so this sabbath day we had 10 investigators at church and 6 less actives come! One of the less actives hadn't gone in 16 years! Miracles! It was hard to keep all 16 entertained, but I know the spirit hit their hearts because they went up and bore their testimony's!!! Not all but some did!! It was hard not to eat... but I did it and felt so good after! and I know I'm being blessed! Except for the acid... I think 9 of our investigators are female hahahaha. but the less actives returning include 3 endowed men so I feel like that's pretty good! From the first day of sacrament meeting to this past one, there are 40 more people here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The members are excited for missionary work because of our effort and we have referrals, which is like candy to me :) !!! YAY!!!

So I've been working out hard. I actually look forward to it. I have a jump rope haha. My calves are always so sore but I'm able to go for 10 minutes pretty hard now. My goals is 20. Its fun, but I mess up a lot still... my technique isn't there yet. Once it stops raining I'm going to start doing it outside.

I live in Capitangan, which is a little city close to Abucay. I live by a rice field and a bridge in case you wanted to google map it. My boundaries are Capitangan to Mabatang. I'm getting used to the culture now. Its been different ahahaha. So far I dont want you guys to come to this place but maybe later once I get sent up north where its prettier!

I bet your wondering about that monkey. Well, lets just say I see him twice a week and if their weren't bars, I would be dead hahaha. That monkey HATES me for some reason and always wants to throw poop at me. He's never even got CLOSE to hitting me so I don't care hahah. But he trys to destroy that box when I walk by hahahaha. I love him, but he hates me. oh well. 

The mission age thing is CRAAAZY!! (Age changing to 18 for boys and 19 for girls) WOWOWOW! I'm kinda glad I got to go to BYUH though! Actually really glad! I met Aroha, danced hula everyday, surfed! I actually have things to talk about because of that. and I have Filipino friends to go back and talk to.
Anyways my prayers are sooo long every night because I love you all so much!! Everyone that's reading this I probably pray for you!! Mahal ko kayo! Ingat!
                               Here's the little stinker! He looks like he wants to jump on Beau!


  1. Hello,
    My name is Laura Palmer. My son Elder Jensen Duffy Palmer is in the same mission. He was the one transferred in as the new District leader. Poor kid he was washing his clothes and had to leave ASAP. So he put his clothes into a bag and packed up.
    It seems your son has a bright future in the Philippines. I was looking up another missionary and saw your sons blog. As my 15 year old says. Your stalking again mom. Hey I am a mom and I have the right. Lol.
    My e-mail is laurampalmer@yahoo.com. My son has a blog and if you would like to view it i will send you the info.

    Your son seems happy.
    Take care,Laura Palmer

    1. Thank you so much for the note. It means so much, knowing another mom of a son in the Olongapo mission!!! I loved your son's blog and thank you so much for the picture with my son in it!!! I posted it!
      Thank you again! Carole