Friday, October 31, 2014

Hey so what is uuup. Ya this was the hip-hap for this week.

Mon- We had P-day went to Candon and what not than all the Elders came to Tagudin and we played basketball for a few hours than went to work.

Tue- We had District meeting than went and preached the good word.

Wed- We had exchanges, I worked with Elder Dodd from Idaho.

Thur- So today was good, the zone leaders came over to talk to my comp haha (yaaa long story) then we went to Pudoc (a super far area) and found some Less Actives and taught them.

Fri- We went to an other far area and found less actives.

Sat- Went to a baptism of the other elders.

Sun- today was good, Went to Pudoc again cause this old guy investigator (Alfredo) invited us to his b-day party like forever ago, so we went there after church and like EVERYONE was hammered drunk. There was like a million people as well. Then everyone like sees a white boy missionary so of course they come up to me haha but it was funny. Than Alfredo comes up and he's like “Elders sorry everyone’s drunk, but I don't drink, I hate drinking!” So we were like WOOOOOOO! yaa! But ya they fed us and we were like ya we gotta bounce, cause the drunk people were starting to fight haha.
  Then we went to our paralyzed investigator’s brother June, he is pretty sick. He's the one who got stabbed in the spine forever ago.
   There were no tricycles going back home because it was dark and far so we just walked a ways.

But ya sorry there's not too much .. kinda forgot what all happened. But all was good. I've learned to love the mission no matter what so anything that happens I'm still glad I’m here and #7monthsleft is always a good thing.
   Oh have you sent those shoes??? If not... don't send them because I've been wearing sandals so my toenail can recovery, and I realize if you do send them I will probz just give it to some Filipino guy like I have and probably will do with the rest of my clothes haha.

Love you

-Elder Jones

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


So this is the hip hap this weeeeekio

Monday- So Monday was just a normal P-Day, went by fast, Cleaned our apartment shopped ate out and what not. Than we went to our member’s house and they took us to their referrals, which was sweet. One is a family that's real good, I’ll tell you more about them. Then the other is some sassy lady named Marichu. So ya that was sweet.

Tuesday- Had District meeting which was sweet, than we went out and worked.

Wed- We had exchanges, I worked with Elder Mortel who's on his last transfer and it was sweet. We went to Raul-- just some sick guy we found a couple of weeks ago-- he's receptive with lots of questions. He accepted the baptismal invitation but we haven't set a date. Then we did some finding.

Thu- Went to a super far area called Pudoc (west by the ocean.) And found some less- actives. Taught them and they said they'll come to church. We went back to this old gay named Alfredo who we just found a few weeks before tracting right by the ocean and he loves us haha. He invited us to his b-day party and stuff and said it's just us and his family but it's only the 2nd time we've met so I was just like.... uhhhhh ya we'll try haha. Then we came across this guy named June while looking for a less-active and this dude (June) got stabbed in his spine way back when, he said he got held up for money and the guy just stabbed him, so he lost the use of his lower body. He's sick though, really receptive.
Then we had an appointment that fell through. It was a referral again from the
members (sister Cornel and sister Onada) they are sisters who own a sewing shop and are long time members. But they opened up to us this night because they are giving us like 12890754 referrals a day (not really they've given us 3) but she just said like, “Elder Jones, I’m so thankful that you're here” and I was like why? Then she went off on how they hated the missionaries before because of this and that and she's been waiting forever for a missionary she could trust and give her referrals too. So it's good here. The referrals they are giving aren't like golden or anything but they're good.

Fri- Ya nothing happened

Sat- Stake conference.

Sunday- Stake conference again, It was sick. Than we went to Patrick and his family (the ones I was talking about on Monday) we taught prayer and I invited them to be baptized and after I invited he's like "so before I answer, what's your purpose?" and I was like yaaa it's not bible study, we want you to cram and come closer to Christ, then they said yes IF  we come to know it's true.

So ya this week was good. I found out my comp has some girlie friends in the area so I ripped into him and so did the AP's haha... He's... a different one. But got your package, thanks your the best. Love you

-Elder jones 

Monday, October 6, 2014

So it's Elder bigmacattack j-onesy commin at ya from the Phill-a-pines. 
Ya this week................... yup.

Monday- Went to zone training and stuff than just played some b ball and cleaned and stuff. At night went to our investigators who have a baptismal date ( I just found them in the area book.) Ya so it's 3 girls like 23-ish years old and I was like, “so the other elders invited you to be baptized right?” And they're like “ya.... but we don't know, we don't really want to.” 
   So ya I just dropped them.

Tue- Went to Candon city for district meeting and I gave a workshop then we had a meeting. Candon's like forever away from Tagudin so when we got back we taught brother Manuel only because we got back pretty late. But he's good, nice guy. He's got potential.

Wed- Went to San Fernando for MLC again all the ZL's and DL's were there... Just listened to workshops and what not. Weird thing was President let me travel by myself there. It was weird not having a companion for a few hours haha.

Thu- This day wasn't bad… found some less-active members who got baptized like a year ago haha… ya already less active. And just found a lot. We have a ton of new investigators.

Fri- We taught a lot of our new investigators which was sick. Did a lot of finding again as well.

Sat- So this day I have never been rejected more in my mission. It got to the point where I was like, just expecting to get turned down. But thanks to my competitive attitude like every time it happened I was more determined to find and more determined to work. I was just mad like the whole day. Even like the solid investigators you can always count on told us to scram. My comp like hates it when I'm mad, when we get turned down so he's trying to cheer me up and stuff. Haha! But I was gonna drop kick someone.

Sun- Ya so.... get wrecked again-- no one wants anything to do with us haha. But everyone always said you get punted (punted is like mission slang for getting turned down) for a reason so ya we just find, talk to people and stuff. We came across this old lady who was taught by the missionaries ages ago all the lessons so ya we went to her and she's like... Been waiting for missionaries forever to come back. No one knows what happened but she's all good.

This week was rough though, I’m like... determined to turn this area around no matter what it takes. The members don't do squat, even when we visit active members they're just like....... soooo why are you here??? But I’m just praying something will happen here.. Just workin’ real hard. My drive is my competitiveness, and I have 8 months left haha... That's what keeping me going... anyways, love you.. All's good here.

-Elder Jones