|Saying Farewell to Elder Alpon and my Roxas Housemates|
were right on the beach and I didn’t even know it. Haha I love the ocean and the beach. The area is really big, but guess what? The people here do not speak Ilonggo. The language is Aklanon, but the majority of what I hear people speaking is a Tagalog/Aklanon mix, which I can understand bits and pieces of. Well, I did want to get better at speaking Tagalog, so here’s my opportunity! Luckily, most people understand a little Ilonggo, but they don’t know how to speak it, so, yah, that’s been kinda fun for me! Haha So once again the Lord has pushed me outside my comfort zone. Every morning since I got here I’ve woke up feeling homesick. It seems like every time I’m transferred that happens. It takes awhile to get comfortable with the new routine, but I definitely have been growing I feel like and I'm a 1000 times better than I was when I was brand new. Thankfully we’ve had some really good lessons the past few days and that has helped a lot. I have fun teaching and if I’m feeling down, teaching a good lesson always makes me feel better. At church yesterday, being the new Elder in town, I was asked to share my testimony and a scripture, so I shared 3 Nephi 9:20, it’s one of my favorites: And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.