Monday, December 7, 2015

The Vociferous, Loquacious, Garrulous People of the Philippines

It's funny, because as a missionary, you really do meet all kinds of people. Some are super shy (mostly because I'm probably one of the only white people they've ever seen in their life) while others are just confused as they try to understand my Tagalog. But every once in a while, I run into a couple people who are more talkative than me! They are all so sweet though. I just sometimes feel like a deer in the headlights when they talk so fast and for so long. I wonder if they know how to do circular breathing because they never stop either. At least it's a good language study opportunity. One such investigator has these two scary guard dogs, Jackie and Bruce (which is the best mean dog names ever haha). After they got used to us, they were super sweet too. We asked where Bruce's dog wife is (Jackie is the daughter) and they told us "Kinain ng mga tao," which means, "People ate her." Well. Yes. That is one reason. At least there is always the resurrection right? This sister came to church and said that she's really excited for us to share the gospel with her. Miracles are happening in our work and I'm grateful for those before us who helped prepare these people to receive the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. By the way, Merry Christmas!

Word of the Week (Double bonus this week!): Kahoy --- wood; Hipon --- Shrimp Ex: Let's roast hipon on the kahoy!


  1. Each post of yours is so fun and uplifting!!

  2. Each post of yours is so fun and uplifting!!