An Elder In Angeles

An Elder In Angeles

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mahal ko kayo! Miss na miss!

Hey everyone!! another week gone!! again!! 

              Well, this week has been a really great one. We had some great lessons to some really great investigators that are progressing, all have been great so far! We know that some have problems with the word of wisdom, but we know that they have been prepared by the Lord, and that they will be able to overcome and conquer their addictions! So cant wait to see how that goes! 

This last week has been busy way busy! But that's how this work gets done! We set a new record in our ward with attendance with 191!! It was so so packed! But it was awesome to see all these people and families at church together, as a family! It made me so happy! And when people would tell us good job, I'd say its not us, its the Lord!! Because It really is and we have been very blessed!

           I've learned a lot about how important members are to work with the Missionaries!! So to all that are reading this, work with the missionaries in you area!! They could really use the help, I know that we could! There is so much that has to be done, and it gets overwhelming sometimes, and its so nice when the ward members come in and help!! Its a very nice lift off the shoulders!! 

         So this week I got to go on exchanges with the District Leader, that was way fun!! Went to a new area and saw what it was like! Except no one told me it was for 24 hours!! So i didn't have any spare clothes!! Ha but that was a fun experience!!

        Also, all you that said I was going to get skinny here... it's not true, I am getting fat!  People won't stop trying to feed me here! One day, we had to huge lunches right after another, and you have to eat or you will offend somebody! So I try to work out everyday, and what not, but its not doing much... haha

 Well that's it!!

The life of an Elder!

Love Elder Conrow

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hey Ya'll!!

Okay well short on time! 

This week has been really good! Very busy! We had great attendance at church again!! We went on a awesome hike! 

Did a good service project! 

I wish I had more time but...I am all out!! 
Here are some pictures!

 Thousands words each, right? haha

Elder Conrow
Mahal Kayo!! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kamusta pamilya at Mga Kaibigan

Hey everyone!! 

Well I am sure everyone right now is either in bed or about to go to bed, enjoying the brisk weather of November!! And I  am here in the Philippines melting away!! And loving every bit of it! So we have a really great area Santo Tomas! Its got some really great members and investigators!! we had and all time record with church attendance yesterday! It was 169 and average is around 115 i think! and we had so many other great numbers, I wont brag because I know its not because of me but it was truly a blessing to have all the great success we had this week! 

 So something that has really hit me is how blessed we are to live in America, even someone that is considered poor has some much more than the average Filipino! we really are so lucky! and the people are so nice always giving so much when they have so little, I really know I can learn a lot from these people, I will not lie it is hard out here these first couple weeks, hearing about all the good times home, but I know this is where I am suppose to be. I love it because the reward In my heart feel when these people have so much joy when they feel the truth of our message!! 

And one think I love is the people drive here like so crazy, but its so much more efficient than America!! haha I wish I had a car here because they drive how I like to drive! haha. its actually reminds me of Jace ha! he'd love it here! weaving in and out of traffic! and its legal!! Thats the best part! haha! But yeah I do really love it here! 

Elder Conrow

Monday, November 5, 2012

I Am In The Philippines!

Family! Friends... all kindreds!! ha

Wow I am in the Philippines!! 

The Time has come!! Lets see so much has happened this last week, lots of flying, meeting new people and saying good bye!! So I got my New companion elder Hernandez. He's a great guy, who is speaks pretty good English (Local). Were in the St.Tomas Area... one of the hottest of the Philippines... :( But its okay I really love it here!! The people are all super nice and are all so so so happy!! So I thought I knew a little bit of the language from the MTC but I was mistaken, when I heard them talk, it sounds like Chinese because they all speak so dang fast!! But everyone is all so nice! I really love the people so much!! The people are so nice and charitable giving so much when they have so little to give. They'll always by us drinks and snacks, and you cant refuse because that is there culture! And the little kids are so funny, and try to teach me new Word in Tagalog. And when ever they see me they'll be like Con-row row, row your boat! hahaha its so funny! I love it so much! And then its like being in Ogden, because I see these ghetto rice burner civics everywhere! and its just like home!! ha!

                Ha and also I feel so tall here!! Everyone just about is way shorter than me!! So thats a first, just gotta enjoy while I can! And lets see I get a lot of heads turned because I am a white americano, that is dressed up in church clothes! ha so that funny!! I get called Guapo a lot by members... and i'll just say no!! My companion is!! haha it was so funny because they asked there daughter who was a little girl like 3 or 4 and they are like who is guapo, and they told her to pick out of three of us, and she pointed at me!! ha she was so cute, and then I did a magic trick with a coin ( the only one I know) and she liked that a lot! ha the kids and all the people are so great here!!! I really love them! Oh and everything is so cheap here... I should have not bought anything in america!! like a soda is 7 Pesos mabe 10 or 15 sometimes!! Like its really cheap!! because Only 42 peso's is one dollar!Love Elder ConrowP.S I honestly dont know what pictures these are because I cant see them before I can send them... welcome to the philippines!! haha jk

Elder Conrow