Monday, June 29, 2015

A lot has happened in a little amount of time

Again, just like last week, there is a story to explain said title. 

So last Wednesday the office calls us up and is like "Elders how are you?" and after about 3 minutes of conversation we find out that the contract to that house ended that Wednesday. Luckily I had already found a house a few weeks before and we were already coordinating with the landlord. We were supposed to move on the 1st (this Wednesday) but we had to do it last Wednesday. Yay for finding a house! :D 

So other than that, Elder Agbuya and I have been working our butts off. Literally. I've torn my pant's like 4 times last week (luckily I has more pants) and all the members have been telling me that I've been looking even skinnier. Yay! :D But I need to start working out, because I still have a little bit of a tummy left. 

But we will be having BAPTISMS!! ..On Saturday. 2 to be exact. Hopefully we will have more, we will just have to wait and see. 

Will send pictures in a bit. 

Elder Archuleta
Philippines Bacolod Mission


FRENCH TOAST! :D I made it myself. 

A drink that I found... The reason why should be really obvious.

At a members house. They had pigs. 

Our bedroom! There's also a door to the right (you can't see it) but it leads to a bathroom! :D

The kitchen


Monday, June 22, 2015

I'm not sure how many of these I have left to be honest...

So to explain the title of my email to you:

Last Monday, after we had finished emailing and ate and stuff, we went down to the office to check on a few things, ask a few questions- usual Zone Leader stuff. But as I was talking to the Mower's, they told me that due to the time that I'm supposed to go home I will actually be coming home earlier! Not entirely sure about that, but apparently it is a church rule to go home early if the departure date of the missionary is around Christmas time (due to travel time, expenses, traffic, and the amount of potatoes eaten on a Tuesday afternoon). So my guess (for now) is probably like last week of November or first week of December. But it's still anyone's guess at this point. Eventually I will receive the famed "Trunky Letter," which will tell me the exact day I go home with travel plans and the other things I need to know/let you know. 

Now to start my letter!

First and foremost, Happy Fathers Day! :D

So for he past week, Elder Agbuya and I have been working like usual. We have been teaching many people and have been preparing so many for the waters of baptism! So July will be a very busy month. 

Also, rather random side note, a lot of the Elders and Sister in my zone got transferred last night, so there are only four of us here in the computer shop right now. Normally we're around like 12... So it's really quiet. And empty.

But on the bright side it actually isn't raining (right now) so at least that's nice. :D

But then again on the not so very bright side, I don't have many pictures to send (because I have videos that are too big to send) so I will get those sent as soon as I can. :D (the pictures)

Well........... other than that I really don't have much else to say. I have some other emails to respond to, So I will leave it at that. 
Elder Archuleta
Philippines Bacolod Mission


Not entirely sure on the order but...

Me and a ward missionary (with another one photobombing)

Wasabi that I found, with both the English and Japanese sides.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

198 Days Nalang!

Hello to everyone who can read this and still speak English! :D

So this past week has been okay. We had Zone Training on thursday, which means we were also in Bacolod on Tuesday! It's kind of weird though. I'm at that point in the mission where I know like almost everyone except for all the new peeps. And now I get random missionaries coming up to me and they be like "Oh hey I've heard about you!" or sometimes "Hey I'm assigned in your former area!" Which is kind of cool/weird since I hardly know them... But it's still nice to hear good things said about me. 

Well Elder Agbuya and I have been working like super hard to get people prepared for baptism! We unfortunately don't have any for this month, but come July we will have baptisms for days! :D 

So other than that I really don't have much else to say. I have a few pictures to send off and then we will be heading down to the office later today, so I'll check to see if my box-full-of-love-from-home is there! :D

​Batch! There were originally 4 of us but 1 was sent home for medical reasons. 

​Ube Piaya! It's like really good snack food and I wanna learn how to make it before I go home.  

Elder Archuleta
Philippines Bacolod Mission

Sunday, June 7, 2015

4 transfers nalang!

Woo! 4 transfers left! (which roughly equates to 6 months.... 205 days..) 

So there is news to be told and stories to be heard! 

My companion got transferred... And I have a new companion! Well, sort of... Do you remember Elder Agbuya? Well, we are companions again! Didn't realize that was possible.. 

Well, this week we spent a lot of time working. A lot. Especially because Elder Babida was sick, so we tried to make up for it. We ended up getting 37 member presents and 24 new investigators... It was pretty good. 

Well... I really don't know hat else to say. I DO have a LOT of pictures to send, so maybe I'll just get to that.

Peace to all! Read 2 Nephi! 

Elder Archuleta
Philippines Bacolod Mission

So when Elder got transferred I SAW ELDER GRAVES IN BACOLOD!!
With photo proof.

Who was the other Elder I'm supposed to be looking for? 

I did get to know Elder Brinton (correct spelling of his name!) And he was a really cool elder. And huge... Like a brick wall. 

Giant pizza! :D

Hand for size comparison

Tongue of a pig! XD it tastes like pork anyways... But it was weird. 

Picture I took of a beach.... Best picture ever... 

Flooded road. This happens a lot since my area is the beach again... 

Elder Miranda (an elder in my district, we went on exchanges) getting out the good stuffs from a coconut... So good...

Me and two ward missionaries. We were on member splits. 

We then emailed a little back and forth about Elder L. Tom Perry.  He asked, "how come no one told me an apostle died?"  I had to apologize, after close to 18 months, I still forget he isn't "in the world" and has no contact to the world, except through us.  :)

Almost 6 months nalang!

Hello once again audience! This week's episode brings many laughs to us all.

If only that was true.. (a little too depressing right there..)

So last week we actually went home early. Like i mean I-emailed-for-technically-45-minutes-early because Elder Babida got sick. At first he just didn't really feel good and he had a slight fever, but about 3 days later he called the nurse because it was getting worse. (hahaha... that rhymed) So we ended up spending almost the whole week at home. It was terrible. But we did get a few things done while we were home, which was nice. But I really have nothing else to say, 

I take back what I said about the pictures. The computer wont read my reader, amd I'm almost out of time. I'll try to figure out something.

Elder Archuleta
Philippines Bacolod Mission