Hello Everyone and Mom!
First off, happy fourth of July! Although for you it is still July 3rd... I don't feel that different, just a little tanner, a little weaker, and a lot wiser. It is crazy how fast the time went by to be honest. At on side, I can definitely see how it has been a year, on the other, it doesn't seem real. I still remember very clearly the night I headed off to the MTC (Missionary Training Center). Interesting how that though is still clearly ingrained into my brain.
The work is going great in Bambang, and the members are fantastic. They literally are helping our work progress because of their attitude. They are super outgoing, friendly, and funny. There is rarely a serious moment in this branch to tell the truth, but that's a good thing. The church lessons are so much more involved with the investigators because the teachers are just fun to be around. The food also does keep my quite energetic and healthier!
On a sadder note, I got a pretty big boil this week. Right now, I am sitting on it, and it literally feels like I am sitting on a golf ball. I am hoping it goes away soon, but it is sort of a long process. Oh well, this is what ibuprofen was invented for right?!?
Anyways, we have a couple of progressing investigators in the branch and I see very high potential for them! Also, since this past week was fast and testimony meeting, I decided to get up and bear my testimony, since I haven't gotten the opportunity to introduce myself to the Branch. When I went up, it was very different from my last branch, the members all paid attention to me and smiled. It was a very peaceful atmosphere and I am really blessed to have the opportunity to serve the people of Almaguer Branch!
My comp likes to remind me everyday of how close he is to going home. I just help him to work hard and have lots of fun doing it. He got a haircut this morning and the first thing he said when he was finished was, this is my last haircut in the mission! Haha, I love how he is excited, but he also still knows he needs to finish strong!
Well I am doing great over here. I continue to grow in my testimony and in my ability to eat anything I can get my hands on! Haha I love you all and will talk to you in another week!
See you in one more year!