Okay i need to bang this email out pretty quickly.. I'll just start by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN AND SAVANNAH!! Hey savannah, I got my mission call two days after my 19th birthday, you're just like me! And Jordan, 34 isn't THAT old. You're still quite young, never fear.
Wednesday: i got sized for my dress by my mananahi, it should be done today! we'll go pick it up later. I also found this AWFUL twilight coloring book, it was made in china, i'll attach a picture.. it came with badly photoshopped stickers, so i'm laughing pretty hard. it was a scheduled fun day so we went THRIFT SHOPPING!
Thursday: our less active force-fed me beco, it was pretty good but it made me feel kind of sick afterwards, but I'm alive, and it was worth it.
I GOT MY PACKAGE!! thanks to the lovely Dunne's for braving the sea and going to cebu to get it for me. shout out to debbie and my mom for all the goodies, we're loving it here at the house. especially the peanut butter.
I also received the christmas card from the ward. brother sykes wrote in visaya, i was so excited! I was like "WHAT?!? WHO KNOWS VISAYA!! oh wait he served here hahhah, it was cool, i really appreciated the ward for doing that for me.
we convinced our IBD and his best friend to perform the chacha and tango for us, they are pretty good!
Friday: PUNTED!! for three days i'll have you know... mahirap talaga if i'm using tagalog. A drunk man approached me, he had his address tattooed on his chest so he wont get lost. he tried to convince me his drink was 'original wine'. not sure what that means. we were just laughing, and then we just walked away.
Saturday: feeling pretty discouraged, getting punted pretty badly. pressing forward regardless. our less active opened up to us about his past, we're working on helping overcome some pretty heavy obstacles.
A woman that tried to debate with me started to pet my head. I was not happy.
Sunday: 2 of the YW were nice enough to work with us. Another person debated with me, or tried to. I refuse to debate, i just testify and leave it at that. spirit of contention will do NOTHING. the YW showed us around to a lot of the members, so that was really awesome, we have a better understanding of the area.
Monday: We got to listen to the missionary broadcast, it was really good. I feel really blessed that the apostles felt to address us. It was really inspiriing, ive been trying to apply it to my work here. i've seen a huge upturn in the work since then.
Tuesday: I got debated with, by 3 more people. I just listened quietly to them. The longer i get in my mission, the more difficult people i meet. I'll talk more about it when I come home, it's hard not to get flamed up over it.
I just want to say that I'm grateful that the gospel has been restored in it's fullness on the earth. everything else is just a whisper, smoke, fragments of what we actually need. We are blessed to have prophets, and apostles today, and more than all of that, the book of mormon. the bible and the book of mormon truly work together.
I love being a missionary!
-Sister Katrina Dunn