It was nice to see everyone on Christmas. I loved talking to all of you guys and the skype actually made me more energetic than sad. I realized that I am already a fourth of the way done. If I keep up the hard work I will be home before I know it!
Anyways I am doing great here as you can see haha. I did have a little challenge this week as later that evening after we skyped I got the flu. That was not a very pleasant experience and I definitely hope I don't have to go through that one again! Anyways I found out that I will in fact be transferred in 2 days! I have no idea where I will be going or who is going to be my new companion but I will continue to keep you posted next week! Although I am excited, I will miss my ward because the people there are awesome.
On the bright side for the next 2 days I will have dinner appointments!!! I have learned a lot from my first area. What to do and what not to do. It was incredible to see how much I have improved in Tagalog. At church this Sunday I thought back to those first weeks where I couldn't understand what was being taught in class and now I could interact with the teacher! The gift of tongues has definitely been made evident through my time here as a missionary.
Honestly I have realized that we have so much more than these people and sometimes I wish I could just take them all back with me. I only have to work here for 2 small years and that is part of the reason why I have been so positive. Another reason I continue to remain happy is because I can actually see that I am becoming a stronger man from this. I am a pretty stubborn guy and I know I was put here in order to realize that the Lord has work for me to do and I need to rely on him for the strength to make it through this, not just my own strength. That is one of the most important things that I have learned.
I hope you know that I am continuing to work hard for you guys and for myself. I have learned so much here and I am more than grateful for this experience I have been given. I am becoming more of a man as well as a more effective tool to be used by the Lord! I don't have too much more to talk about since we talked only a couple of days ago! I love you all, you all look great and I will be back before you even notice I was gone!
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