Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hey Family so this week was all good.

            So to start off, no I have not had surgery because I have not had time. We went to the hospital and it's holy week here so like no one works because everyone is catholic (even if you are not catholic you do holy week stuff. Even Mormons here do it) So we went to the hospital and the ladies like, “no there's no doctors or surgeons until next week stupid it's holy week” and I’m like uhhhhhhhh k.
            So my toes still jacked and hurts but I think I will have surgery after I’m done being a zone leader… there's like no time. But I did get a pedicure and they cleaned out the blood and stuff.
            Other than that we have two gay less-actives: one's name is Brother Santos and the other is Julius. They live in different parts of the area but they are way similar. Brother Santos won't come to church because he blames god he's gay, and brother Julius doesn't come to church but he doesn't know we know he's gay.
            We worked with a member, Brother Chan, he's a recent convert and he took us to his friends that want to be baptized but have word of wisdom problems. But they are awesome. We taught Edgar Chu (brother Chans friend) for the first time where he wasn't wasted and he was crying and really wants to change he's just a chain drinker smoker and stuff.
            We found a new investigator sister Mariz and Brother Randy and they are way receptive and stuff. The only problem is every time Randy’s at work, Marize calls like her other boy friends over so she's funny like that. But Randy found out! Anywho-- it's funny because like we saw the whole thing play out.  Every time we went there and there was a different guy we would be like “Oh Mariz where’s randy?” and she's like “uhhhhhh who?????? hahahaha?!?! “So it's like a soap opera or whatever.

That's pretty much it.. work was slow because of holy week, Philippino’s go nuts.

love ya

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hello family.

             So this weeks been all right, kinda stressful to be honest because I am now training a new zone leader. His name is Elder Orr from Bicol Philippines. He seems cool. We were district leaders at the same time in Bacnotan zone. 
             But to start off, ya so we had a lot of dinner appointments last week because Elder Defacto knew he was transferring. But, so Thursday was transfer day, met everyone there, met the new zone. And went from there.
             Friday was crazy because we got a call from the AP's and one of the sisters in our zone ran away!! So the AP's picked us up and we went looking for her just running around everywhere. We found her and ya that was a first that someone’s run away haha. 
             Our area kinda blows so we have been finding a lot. After our baptisms we just stopped teaching Investigators and like only taught less actives. So know we are really focusing on Investigators, and trying to find them. 
             Our apartment is cool. Last transfer it was elder Santos and elder Paran with us but we found them a new apartment.  Actually dad, a zone leader is like a real estate agent and we find apartments and make contracts and what not. But ya our new apartment is Elder Dahle from Idaho and Elder Adriano from Manilla (actually he was Bryces trainer). But ya so it's a party.
             Anyways ya that's about it. We taught brother Edgar --a crazy guy-- again and he was... crazy. But all is good. I'm getting surgery this Thursday on my toes.. They are in- grown and like killing me but I refused to go to a doctor.... haha.. but sister Balledos told me too so... cool. Ya love you. Bye

-Elder Jones

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hey... suuuup

            This week was good. Had a blacktiiiiizmmmmmm. Na but ya we had a baptism yesterday, Gwenn Gacayan. It was way good. Her boyfriend actually was the one that baptized her which was cute ((((::: But ya she's been an investigator for a while. Her family still hasn't decided a date for baptism yet which is sad. But we are working on them we teach them twice a week.
            Me and Elder Defacto had a meeting with President Balledos last Friday with the San Fernando stake leadership (bishops and Branch Presidents and stuff) were there and we pretty much just chastised them (well president did) and told them to get the work moving. Haha it was cool. But after that President told Elder Defacto he's transferring and that I need to learn the zone by next week which is transfer’s because I might be training a new zone leader which would suck since it's my first transfer.. 
            But this week was good, our area kinda sucks now not gonna lie.. After our baptisms we like don't know who to teach haha.. So we have to find, which sucks.
            We gave a specialized training to the zone this morning and we see who's transferring in the zone tomorrow then transfer day is Thursday.. That's about it. 

Love you -Elder Jones

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


            So this week was good... first Tuesday was a weird one. So, I was on exchanges with Elder Smiler from New Zealand and we were in our area. Our second appointment we went to teach Jhuff our recent convert but he wasn't there, but his family friend was there from Manila named Joe Allitore, so we taught him. But first we just talked to him, got to know him and what not and he just told us about his life. He's had a rough life-- like his mom has died and like 3 of his siblings have also. He can't read and he is an MMA fighter, so ya anyways so we taught him hope and shared Ether 12:7 (I think?? I forgot) Anyways, after the lesson he's like "So you just baptized Jhuff into your church right?" and we were like “ya” than he's like, “well can I be baptized this Sunday?” haha and we were like haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa na...... But ya I didn't know what to say because he's not from San Fernando. But it was cool. He's like the most humble awesome bro man dude dog.
            The next lesson we taught was to this guy named Edgar who we were referred to and he was hammered drunk during the lesson. But anyways, he asked like 8370534 questions and we couldn't even get a lesson in cause it was just him talking and the whole time he was drinking and crying and said he was gonna kill himself because his mom is sick in the hospital and why did God do that to him and why did 'god' make beer and stupid stuff like that. We would answer his questions than he'd just fire another stupid question and stuff. But anyways, so he was crazy but once He finally stopped crying/ talking I said, "okay Edgar what if I told you the gospel of Jesus Christ could tell you where your mom will go when she dies, give you the desire to stop drinking, a desire to live, and bring you happiness" or something gay like that and he's like “ohhh..... ohhh yes... I need that.” Then he started crying again, but it was pretty cool.
              I sweat all day every day aaaaand the mesh garment tops are the best, so if you could send me those (((::: just the tops. we have a baptism this Saturday-- Gwenn Gacayan. But her parents and little bro were supposed to be baptized as well but they bailed like they always do. So last night me and my comp taught them about Lot’s wife and Lehi’s family and pretty much move forward and don't look back because their problem is worldly things. But we said, “Okay, you have these dates for your baptism to choose from. And we gave them some dates in May. Then we were like, "pray about it and let us know.”
            So that's about it... I figured out my comp, Elder Defacto is the same age as Bryson... So that was kinda weird cause I’m like............... wow you could be my brother????

Anyways yup, love you. Bye

-Elder Jones