Elder Mitchell Head

Elder Mitchell Head

Monday, February 8, 2016

Elder Head in the Philippines - Bogo City :)

Mom and Pop,

I'm still super sorry about last week. It's been kicking my butt this last week. It won't happen like that again.

So I've now reviewed your emails from last week and now feel confident that I can answer your questions.


Last week Pop asked, "Are you a Zone Leader now?" Yes I'm a Zone Leader now here in Bogo. Last week we had a leadership meeting down in Lilo-an so I took the 2 hour bus ride from Bogo to Lilo-an on Thursday of last week, then we did it on Monday night, then we turned around and did it again on Tuesday afternoon. Buses are fun. Haha. I met a French fellow named Phillip and we talked for the entire bus ride on Thursday. He committed to read the Book of Mormon after I shared to him one of my favorite verses: 3rd Nephi 9:14.

UPDATE. I got my package from Grandma Vonnie on Monday night and it was intact. Let her know and I will also send her a thank you note. :)

Mom asked last week, "How's the area? (Give lots of details)" So my area is here up in Bogo City reaching out to the bukid (remote areas). We've been focusing our efforts in a part of our area that's closer to the city and has a higher population of members for us to work with called Gairan. It's been pretty hot, so I've been getting darker, but not sunburnt (SWEET). We get a lot of support from the ward and have people to work with us most days. I don't have any pictures of it because me camera died this week and is now charging in the house, but the area is beautiful.We ride a tricycle into and out of the area but walk around our area during the day. Our house isn't too bad either. We have termites in our stairs going up to the top floor, where we sleep, but we can live with that for the moment. We live close to the ocean and have a cool, ocean breeze at night when we sleep. We have a terrace at the back of our house (I say terrace, but it's not really a terrace. It's more like a baby deck. But that might be the meaning of terrace and I just don't know).

Another one from Mom, "How's your companion? How long has he been serving?" So my companion's name is Elder Mangrobang from Tarlac. He's super kind and easy-going. We get along really well. Also, he's a really hard worker which I like. We push each other in the work. He's my batch going home so he'll go home in August with me.

Another one from Mom, "Needs from home?" Short answer: Nah, I'm all good.

Another one from Momma, "Do you have a lot of stuff to do in the branch?" Not really. The branch is really well run. All we really have to do is get investigators of the church to come and everything else gets taken care of. It's really nice. Haha.

Last question from Momma "How was your week?" Okay! So this week I was able to go on exchanges with one of the district leaders companion in our zone to do a baptismal interview for on of their old investigators (There were sisters that were added to their ward last week so their technically the investigators of the sisters that were almost completely taught by the district leader.) Anyways. The investigators were great and they were baptized on Saturday. We attended that one leadership meeting on Tuesday but had to be there in Lilo-an on Monday night to get to the meeting on time. We did a TON of tracting this week, which was hard, but we have a few people that we met who look like they have some real interest in our message. There were also some others that were not as interested... Haha. But we'll be following up on them all starting tomorrow.

The branch missionaries think my laugh is goofy and make fun of it. But I think it's hilarious when they try to impersonate it. It's a good time.

Earlier today we were able to do a CSP with a medical foundation for children with cleft lips and for adults with cataracts. So we did mainly translating because it was foreigners that volunteered and came from the states. But it was really fun!

I hope that this letter was big enough and detailed enough for you to rescind that swear word from your latest letter Pops. Let us all speak kind words to each other. ;)

I love you guys and I'm really grateful for you that you still emailed me even though i was a jerk last week. Haha.

I love you! Happy late anniversary!

-Elder Mitchell Head

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