Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

Dear Family,

Things are crazy. There's this area that we teach and it's called Sta. Celcila. We're the first missionaries in that area and there are only two member families that live there. And Elder T and I are making quite an impression hahaha. Everywhere we go people want to talk to me and hear my Tagalog and buy me food. Elder T was just made district leader and we're having a lot of success. It's crazy how the Lord prepares people for us to share this wonderful message. 

How's my Tagalog you might be asking? Hinid ko alam (I don't know) I can't speak that well but my understanding has really progressed. I understand most of the time when people talk. It's definitely God teaching me a lesson that I need to listen before I speak....probably should have learned that lesson a long time ago haha. 

I love the branch I'm serving in. I started a branch choir and we have a talent show planned at the end of this month. My piano skills have gotten a lot better because I play all the time for church. Elder T is great and we get a long fine. There have been so many funny moments...I don't have time to type them all. In one lesson, we were teaching the Apostasy and the Restoration. Maybe I was feeling the Spirit or maybe I was getting really excited because I started shouting in English, "Jesus's church is back my brother, yes sir it's back and it's got prophets and apostles and all we're waiting for is you!" And what is even more funny is that he didn't even understand me because it was in English hahaha. 

I'm learning so much everyday and I already know this mission is going to fly by fast. I'm trying to work hard everyday and be obedient and try to find those funny moments. I miss you all and I love you so much. Hang in there while I'm gone and don't miss me too much. The church is true!

Your Valiant Missionary,

Elder Strader

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