1 Nephi 3:7

"And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Philippines December 28, 2014

First Christmas in the Philippines and first Christmas away from home. It was hard but we stayed very busy. On the 23 we went to a ward Christmas party in Mandurriao. It was a lot of fun. I got to meet a few members and eat a ton of food! The Philippines really know how to throw a party! Christmas Eve we went to Sister Teresa's house and she fed us a lot of food! And wouldn't let us leave till all the food was gone. She made us each drink a whole liter of 7up. I was so full! After that then we went to the Sorilla's home for a big Christmas Eve dinner. They are super rich! They also fed us a ton of food! They were super nice. After that dinner Elder Staples and I went to The Zone Leaders home (Elder Cabatuando and Elder Kimall). This is both of there last area. They are great Elders and leaders. We slept over at there home that night because it is to dangerous to be out at night on Christmas Eve. We woke up on Christmas day. The zone leaders had to go to a White Christmas (Huge Baptism) that morning so Elder Staples and I just went home. We went and visited Sister Geraldean. She is a recent convert to the church. We talked to her for awhile about things she is struggling with then gave her a blessing. She is a super strong person! She is awesome! For lunch Elder and Sister Robinson (Senior Missionaries) invited us over for and American Christmas meal. It was sooo good! We had cheesy potatoes, ham, rolls, and cake! Then we played farkle with them for a little while. They made us feel right at home. When we got home from there house Sister Teresa wanted us to come over again. Of course she had more food. Haha We had a great visit with her and ate more food. So I think i'm going to name this Christmas The Christmas of Damo Food! (damo=a lot) I also had the best Christmas present ever! I got to skype the family back home! I miss all of you back home a ton. Hope everyone had a great Chritmas!

Ps If you can't tell by the pics there are damo Rice Fields here!

Elder Jake Frandsen
Philippines Iloilo Mission

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