Monday, December 23, 2013

Almost Christmas

December 23, 2013

Dear Everyone,

"Laundry Room"
This past week has been pretty crazy to say the least. It started with a really nice Family Home Evening with some members in our ward. It was a nice lesson. On Tuesday we felt pretty strange because we didn't get anything done... We just got punted all day long. 

Wednesday was much better. It was a party of course, but, hey it was fun. We all met in Legarda Chapel for a quad zone activity with President Balledos. It was super fun. In the morning they gave some trainings about how to stay healthy and fit in the mission and all that fun stuff. After that we had a way awesome lunch. Letchen baboy and that was awesome. After that we all gave presentations about the Savior’s birth, and that was also pretty awesome. After that we all got to watch "We are Marshall" and as you can imagine I love that movie. It was a fun night.

On another crazy note. We had a little earthquake that night as well. It was really strange because we were in bed, and the bed shook. And Elder Manning thought I was messing with him, and I thought he was messing with me, and then we figured it out. Haha. We laugh about it now, but at the time we got out of bed and got a bunch of stuff ready to take off if we needed to. It was a long night but it all works.  

Kitchen in Brian's Apartment
Nothing really happened the rest of the week because I got sick, and we couldn't do anything. I was super sad when I got sick to because we had planned to work with a ward member and we couldn't. It was super depressing, but it all worked out because on Sunday we went and met this awesome new investigator. He has so many great questions. 

Well that's all for this week. I love you all. Mahal Kita!!!

Elder Christensen

Questions and Answers from a Separate Email

* What are some unique Christmas traditions you see in the Philippines?
Well they don't have any snow, so they just blast the Christmas music everywhere. To be honest it does not really feel like Christmas without the snow. But I'll get over it. Also they have kids go Christmas caroling and they expect you to pay them for it... That was strange. 

* What are some Christmas traditions that are similar to those we have a home?
Well they still give presents, but to be honest it's just very different. They have Christmas trees set up, presents under the trees. It's just a little different. They have a lot of fireworks going off all the time to. It’s pretty crazy. 

* What are you enjoying about Christmas in the Philippines?
Well we had a really cool Christmas conference with everyone from the mission that was cool, but to be honest I just like being here with friends and working. It really doesn't feel like Christmas to me. I don't know how to explain it.

Brian's Apartment

Brian's Apartment

Brian's Apartment

Brian's Apartment

Brian's Area

Brian's Area

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