Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day

We were able to talk to Bracken for Mother's Day! Not only did we get to talk, but we used Skype so we were able to see him as well! It was such a good day and he is so happy! He loves the Philippines and the people there. He even said that he loves the food-he thinks he has a rice belly. The Elders that he lives with were with him and they look like they have a lot of fun together!  We were able to talk about what he does every day, they have five more baptisms lined up! They have been teaching Noni Violet's daughters and they are ready to be baptized. He said that it is way hot and the humidity is horrible. He called us Monday morning his time. It was election day so they had to get back to their apartment for lock down because they say it can get pretty crazy!  It was so good to hear from him and see how happy he is. We are so proud of our Missionary! 

First Baptism

Walking down Main Street

A view from the car

Eating one day old chicken with Noni Violet

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 5, 2013

Hey Nanay,  (Mom)
Things sound like they are going great. I will be skyping Monday morning at 9 here so it will be Sunday night about 7 for you. You can have whoever you want to come. I have about an hour or how ever long. I don't know if i miss mowing yet. We played basketball today and I got so sun burned! All the Filipinos were laughing at me because I am so red.  I don't know any Tagalog so I don't think I will be able to say anything to you next week, we will see.  Love you and think about you all the time.
Elder Doney

April 29, 2013

Hey T,
I got 2 pictures, one has Morgan in it and you are bowling and the other has Averi, Reagan and Mylee in their pajamas- I love them. It is really hot here and it rains every night. It is sunny and hot all day then at night it rains so much! It's really nice because it cools us down. Some Elders just stood out in the rain for like 2 minutes and were soaked. It was funny. We did not have the baptism this week we had to move it out 2 weeks for reasons I will not go into. I have started to work out also because I am starting to get a rice belly. I feel so fat. Today we went caving- it was way fun. We had to crawl for a wile. We got so muddy, but it was way fun. Tell Mylee happy birthday Sunday for me. Love you guys and think about you all the time. I look at the pictures the girls drew for
me almost every day.
Love you,
Elder Doney  

 On our way to go caving

Elder Kaloni acting like Gollum of Lord of the Rings