Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Philippines!!

Alright well I got to the Philippines safely! It's been a pretty crazy first week!!! My mission President Howard is a great guy and his wife too. Our first night they sent my group out into Manila to do some finding, the elder I went with found 3 new investigators. The Manila mission has 190 total missionaries right now, and averages more baptisms than any other mission in the Philippines. I got my new companion, His Name is Elder Ward and he is from Boise Idaho. He has been in the Philippines for 7 months now and is way good with the language! My area is Dasmarinas Bagong Bayan 2nd I'm out in the province, and not in the city. I have a bunch of really cool elder's and sisters in my zone. Elder ward and I are assigned to an area that has been closed for some time now so we are shotgunning the area, so neither of us know where we are going but the ward mission leader works with the missionaries everyday so he takes us around. Its been really hard for me to communicate with people, but we do have two baptisms coming up on Saturday. The living conditions of the people are very humbling!! Our apartment is one of the nicer ones, but nothing like in America and there are two other elders in our apartment, one of them trained elder ward.
Anyway, Im out of time. Until next week!
Elder Palmer

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