|Sister Meti...going to miss her!|
San Jose is right next to the biggest city in the mission, but it is not a city. It's kind of a town. But there are areas where we literally trek through the jungle to hidden houses with no electricity too. It's so beautiful here! I can see stars and mga alitaptap (fireflies)! And there are also about 400 billion foot-sized spiders floating in the sky. It's actually pretty cool. I just hope there's never a wind storm cause I don't want them on my face.
We just have a branch here, no ward. They just barely got a chapel like last month. The branch is super fun! My first few days here we went to branch FHE/welcome party for a returning missionary and we all drew on each other's faces with lipstick. Most of our ward is between 18 and 30, so they sometimes are a little... immature? But I love them and they are great at giving referrals! I am so excited to work with them!
And lastly, we had a baptism on Saturday! I never got to teach him. I actually met him at his baptism. His name is Michael and he's 19. He is seriously amazing. He overcame smoking and drinking and is totally converted to the gospel. He's really shy and so after his baptism he went up to bear his testimony and he looked like he was gonna pass out he was so nervous and he couldn't speak. But he kind of bowed his head and closed his eyes for a second and then he bore the most powerful testimony with so much confidence. We have taught him a couple of times since then and I just love him! He reminds me so much of Joel and Ariane.
Transfers are hard. But transfers are good. I am so excited to be here in San Jose and to start this new part of the adventure! Have a great Christmas, eat lots of good food, spend time with those you love, and most importantly, remember what it's really about. Christmas doesn't stop with the baby in the manger. Keep Christ in your heart all year round.
|Ward Christmas party|
|Nanay Pataueg <3|
|Saying goodbye is hard to do! :(|
|Our New House in San Jose|
|Our living room|
|Our very pink room!|
|Our own bathroom (bucket showers)|
|Our awesome kitchen|
|First Baptism in San Jose - Michael|
|Branch FHE (Family Home Evening)|
|Beautiful San Jose|
|That this is HUGE!|
Spiders...All those black dots are face sized spiders! YUCK!!!!