Monday, April 28, 2014

Email #7: I was like “Ah sister, I don’t know how to live in rain!! Teach me.”

Mahal Ko Kayo!!!! Nagmimiss ako ninyo sobrang!!! Ito ay crazy ditto pero sobrang mesaya!!! 

(I love you all. I miss you alot. It is crazy here but very fun.)

So Mother’s Day. We will Skype on Monday so it will be your Mother’s Day. And no I do not have a skype so you will need to make one for me and tell me the information so I can log on. And it will just be in this little internet cafe -- same one I email in. I am so excited!!!!

So my city is called Novelta. And my ward is Noveleta ward and my area is Noveleta b. Molino is a different city.

So Monday we went bowling!!! So much fun and I won just saying :) By alot too!!! It was so much fun!! It was 2 zones combined so I was able to see most of the people from my batch.  It was alot of fun though!!!! After that we had FHE with Jenny and her anak (child) the ones getting baptized. It was so much fun. Her anak are great!!! I love that family. We are ALWAYS laughing. And they teach me Tagalog all the time. It was so so so  much fun!!!

So Tuesday we had another FHE but with the Montemayor family. Sister Stromburg (who is an RM) is here in the Philippines. She is also a teacher at the MTC.  She wasn't my teacher but she was my sub teacher a few times. It was great to see her. But oh my gosh -- so on the way to FHE we took a trike and IT HAD PORN IN IT!! All the walls were covered with pictures of women on it!! We asked if we could patay and liwanag  (kill the lights). So it wasn’t a problem but oh my gosh we couldn’t stop laughing.

Wednesday was a good day. We went to a place called Pulo. (That’s just the areas name).  It is super poor and super super close. I sent a picture before of me in a hallway that was so small.  It’s the same place. And we saw the Oribello family – (Less active) and we had our lesson under a house in hammocks on the beach. It was so small though.  All the Filipino could stand and me and Sister Sevia had to crouch. It was so cool!!!! And we taught her about prayer.  I testified of prayer so well. Sister Sevia was trying to find a scripture so I had to talk and I was able to!!! I am able to speak alot of Tagalog but I’m not good at understanding, which makes it very hard to speak because I don’t know what I need to say. But when I know what is going on I can speak haha.  It was transfer day so Sister Aua'ae left and we have a new sister. Sister Bodoto. She is super nice.  I like her.  She does her dishes haha. And, she helped me clean today!!!! Her and Sister Lamson are having a hard time but Sister Bodota hasn't even been in the field for a week -- so it will get better.

Friday it rained and it rained hard. We weren’t outside yet so that was good. But I was like “Ah sister, I don’t know how to live in rain!! Teach me.”  Haha. I was like -- how are we suppose to go out in that. It flooded so fast too!!! It only rained for like 2 hours but it was crazy! Once August hits it will be insane!!!

So Saturday Xhryrus and Russel had their baptism interviews. Xhyrus is getting baptized Saturday but Russel has to wait two weeks because he stopped drinking coffee and tea 2 weeks ago but it has to be 4 weeks.  So he is waiting.  But Xhyrus isn’t. And guess what?!?!?!?! They BOTH WANT TO SERVE MISSIONS!!!! I am so excited!!!!!! THEY ARE SERVING MISSIONS!!!! It was the best news EVER!!!! That night we went and visited Jamie (the one that has really bad diabetes. Like about to cut off his leg bad.) It is so hard. Brother Wilmar came and gave him a blessing. I hope he felt the power from it. The spirit was so strong. Beth, the wife, was crying (she is less active which by the way is now activated). I am so worried about him he was cringing in pain the whole time.

SO yesterday we said goodbye to Sister Stromburge. She came and worked with us and we visited her convert who is now less active. It was great!!! Bu oh my gosh -- I was so scared!!! At church they told me and Sister Sevia that we were speaking!!! I was like no!!! I can’t give a talk right off the top of my head in Tagalog!!! I was so scared!! Then they said that Sister Stromburge is instead. So it was good but seriously – the scariest moment of my life!!! Ahhhh!!!

So it is normal here to called people fat. It is really weird. They have no problem calling you fat. It kinda hurts because in America you don’t do that but here it’s normal. So weird!!! I learned a new word kakaiba ka.  I just said “You’re weird.” Yep weird right? This language is so strange. Every two weeks we get 4200 pesos which is bout 90 dollars. I spend about 22 of that on food. That is how little money is here. I took out 600 and lost it. Here that is a lot but when I did the math that (plus the 200 atm fee) is only about 16 dollars. It is crazy!!!! Everything here is so much less money.

So go to you tube and search young women values Cavite stake and find Noveleta ward.  They made a video!! Watch it because it’s my ward :)

So my feet are so bad!! I am taking that medicine all the time now because it helps.  Right now they are almost normal haha.  So last night we went to a member’s home for dinner. I ate it.  It’s called something like chocolate something. So I am eating it and I ask what it is and the sister (don’t know her name) said -- I’ll tell you after you are done. I was thinking, “Oh so it is one of those.”  So I finish and asked again. She said it is BLOOD. It was pieces of pork in pork blood!!! It didn’t taste terrible but the texture of the liquid was grainy. It was weird. But not terrible haha. So there -- you can tell people that haha.

Well momma I love you so much!!!!! I’m praying for all of you!!!!

Love Sister Mayberry
Sister Berguson


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