Monday, July 27, 2015

Cicada Season

July 26, 2015

Learning a language is definitely harder than I thought it would be. It makes me never want to learn a language again, it takes way too much effort, and I wouldn't want to have to start over at the beginning again. I was expecting missionary work to be pretty hard, so it's probably pretty similar to what I was expecting.

We weren't able to meet with T this week, but we want to share the article from the Liahona about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. He isn't opposed to the idea of Christ visiting the Americas or the Book of Mormon being true. But the way he says he knows the Bible is true is through years of researching it and looking for factual evidence that supports it's truth, so that is exactly what he is trying to do with the Book of Mormon.

We met with Z and his friend, M, now that Ramadan is over. So we were finally able to give them a Book of Mormon in Urdu, hopefully they look it over. They also taught us numbers in Urdu, it was pretty interesting. The way they write their numbers is really complicated, but it's really cool. J is from the Philippines and so he speaks Tagalog, but he is basically fluent in English.

I don't know if I told you this, but President Barrow is having us read the entire Book of Mormon this transfer, and he gave everyone a new copy and is having us highlight names, quotes, and attributes of Jesus Christ. Right now I am in Mosiah, and it has been an amazing experience. It's hard to describe though, you'll just have to try it yourself :)

Last Sunday, we had the area seventy come visit our ward. His name is (roughly translated) Jung ChaeGeol. He gave a really good talk about keeping the Sabbath day holy. He had the spirit really strong with him, he was literally glowing.

Haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary recently. The best thing was probably chicken. That's always the answer to that question though :)

Typhoon season is finally over, and now it's cicada season here. They are like three times the size of cicadas in Utah, and probably ten times as noisy. It's really annoying.  And their shedded skin is clinging to tree trunks all over the place, it's pretty gross.

That's about it for the week, talk to you later!


Elder Hines

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