Monday, March 4, 2013

P-Day News

It's Monday, and its already P day again! I can't believe how fast everything is flying by,  and at the same time it feels like forever- haha.

 Dad I got your email, and Maddy I got the pictures you sent, thanks! Mom I haven't gotten an email from you, or Cam or Nicks emails yet. (I wrote and sent him Nick's email-Dolly).

Well, the Philippines is definitely different than Utah and I have seen some things that you would never see in Utah. For example in groceries stores and right now we are listening to unedited rap music. I am finding it difficult to be teaching someone when the neighbors are blasting music, or all you can hear is traffic. There are not many quiet places in the city. There are also aromas that I've have never smelled, whether for good or bad. 
That makes me amazed at how devoted the members are, some of them do not have as much as others, yet they still put their trust in the church, and in God. Its humbling to see. 
When we go to member's houses, they like to feed us, a lot! I was almost sick from how much I ate last night haha...and there are so many foods that I could not imagine my life without now.
Yesterday was Fast Sunday which was pretty tough since its so hot here, but I know that so many blessing come from fasting. On Saturday, we got to go to the temple for a temple tour, and it is a really beautiful temple. I can't wait until we get to go into it. 
I am going to try to compress a folder with all the pictures and send it, that way I can send them all.
I am trying to think of things to write about...that's why I like writing hand written letters, I have more time to think
We don't buy toilet paper, I am not sure if I wrote about that earlier, everyone is ok with just water.  
Oh! Last week Elder Kmetzsch was washing the bathroom and he bumped a pipe that broke, and a bunch of water starting gushing out, and we had to turn off the water and wait a day until someone could come and fix it. So when the plumber came we also had him fix the shower head, and the sink. So our bathroom is really nice now.
 I am not sure if I have mentioned this already as well, but I bought some badminton stuff...and in every church building they have ping pong stuff! These churches know whats up:D
The internet is really slow at this place, and I am not sure if I will be able to send pictures, but Elder Kmetzsch said I could buy a flash drive and put all the pictures on there and then just send it home.
More news next week!
- Elder Roy


  1. So if I comment to you, will you see this? Go Elder Roy! I think I know what your first care package from me should be, though.

  2. Awesome Uncle Eric! Your are the best:D